We all hope to attain the secret to eternal beauty, and some celebrities appear to actually have done so. These celebs are like a fine wine: they just get better looking with age.
Check our this list of celebrities who have aged to perfection.
This once goofy actor went from awkward and funny looking in his twenties to grown and s e x y in his 30s. He is one of Hollywood’s “It” men of the moment.
Robert Downey Jr.
After years of substance abuse, arrests, prison time, rehab, and relapse, Robert Downey Jr. emerged like a phoenix from the ashes risen: super hot! He cleaned up his life and both he and his film career are looking better than ever.
Left: George in the ’80s
Young George just doesn’t hold a candle to the appeal of an older, more mature Clooney, gray hair and character lines included. Maybe when he ditched the ’80s haircut?
Left: Early 20s
Always a beautiful young lady, Beyoncé simply blossomed into an elegant and sophisticated woman with a more mature style.
Another one of Hollywood’s “It” men of the moment, Levitt has evolved from a boyish, hippie Heath Ledger lookalike into dapper gentlemen with a self confidence that just ups his cool factor.
Left: In her mid 20’s
It’s hard to imagine that someone as beautiful as Halle Berry could get even better looking with age, but just look at the proof!
Left: As a teenager
Kate Beckinsale certainly grew into her looks, as her chubby face evolved into a more defined and refined beauty.
In her younger years Nicole Richie seemed uncomfortable with her appearance. Not to mention, her drug addiction didn’t help things. She has since beaten her addiction, slimmed down, and developed an alluring confidence that has made her all the more attractive.
On a recent episode of WWE RAW, The Rock said that he never got any play from the ladies in high school because they all thought he was an undercover cop (a reference to the hit ’80s show 21 Jumpstreet). Standing at a whopping 6′ 4″ and sporting a mustache, he was simply an intimidating oddity to his fellow students. He certainly grew into his looks, though, transforming from a chubby, baby-faced football player in his college years to a remarkably handsome and built ladies’ man.
Left: 1987 – age 23
Right: 2012 – age 47
Mr. Underwood has developed quite the gorgeous and debonair appearance over the years.
J. Lo ditched the thin eyebrows, pale skin, and dark-lined lips—a typical ’90s look—in favor of a much more natural and elegant beauty as she aged.
Malcom Jamal Warner
Left: In the early 90’s
Right: In 2008 – age 38
Malcolm Jamal Warner might have been the crush of many girls back in the ’80s and ’90s as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show but he really gained attention from the ladies in later years, looking much more mature with his signature goatee and dreadlocks on Malcolm and Eddie circa 1996. Recently, Malcolm decided to shirk his dreads and rock a more clean cut, but still handsome, look.
Left: 2005- age 30
Right: 2013- age 38
No one could have imagined that the man who played Jennifer Garner’s geeky best friend on the ABC show Alias would become a budding leading man with massive s e x appeal. Bradley Cooper’s transformation is the stuff dreams are made of.
Left: Late teens-early 20’s
There’s a pretty big difference between Jennifer Aniston in her younger days and the woman she is today. She really began to shine as she got older and dropped her baby fat.
Left: In his 30’s
Right: In his late 70’s
And we just couldn’t have a list like this without one of the best examples of aging like a fine wine: Sir Sean Connery. If women thought he was hot as James Bond, they went gaga over him in his later years when began to appear in films wearing his now classic salt and pepper facial hair. Now 82 years old and no longer acting, the great Sean Connery was simply the epitome of “aged to perfection.”