15 More Famous Hotties Over 45
Last year we gave you a list of 15 famous hotties over 45 that you wouldn't kick out of bed. Let's be honest, a single list of 15 beautiful women over 45 just won't cover the wide array of famous beautiful older women, so a second list was nothing short of a necessity. We have women whose beauty is so magnificent that they make absolutely crappy movies worth watching.
Proof that a youthful attitude goes far, Pauley Perrette may be 45 but looks and acts like she's still in her 20s. Perrette has worked regularly in commercials and voice work, but came to wide-spread attention for her role as Abby Sciuto on 'NCIS'. Not only is the show television's most watched show, since 2011 Perrette's Q Score (a measurement of familiarity and appeal) has been the highest of any actor on a primetime television show, and is tied with Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman.
Jennifer Aniston's 'Friends' co-star Courtney Cox made our original list, but Aniston was just a few months shy of the 45-year-old mark. Now eligible, Aniston is a no-brainer. Always the standout beauty for 11 years on 'Friends', Aniston has been embracing her sex appeal even more over the past several years, playing the sexually insatiable, sexually harassing dentist in 'Horrible Bosses' and its upcoming sequel, but also as a stripper-turned-fake mother in 'We Are The Millers'.
The woman so hot her casting saved a television show. The former Miss Illinois was the third runner up in the 1990 Miss America pageant, winning the swimsuit competition. Seven years later Ryan would be thrust into the public eye, playing the de-assimilated Borg, Seven of Nine, on 'Star Trek: Voyager'. Coming in on the show's 4th season, Ryan's addition to the show, in which she wore a skin-tight bodysuit in every episode, was directly responsible for a 60% increase in ratings, saving the show from potential cancellation and carrying on through season seven. Since then she's stayed busy with roles on several television shows, most recently taking on the role of Sonya Blade in the internet series, 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy'.
The second beauty pageant contestant to make our list, Kelly Hu was Miss Teen Hawaii, going on the win Miss Teen USA competition in 1985, being the first Asian-American to hold the title. Hu would then go on to become Miss Hawaii USA in 1993, becoming the first to former Miss Teen Hawaii USA to hold the title, and coming in 4th place at that year's Miss USA pageant. Hu's career would go on to be a great combination of beauty and ass-kicking, appearing in films like 'Surf Ninjas', 'Cradle to the Grave', 'The Scorpion King', and 'X2'.
When Lucy Lawless graced our television screens in 1995 in 'Xena: Warrior Princess', her beauty and presence made her a popular object of lusting for not only men, but apparently many lesbians. After 6 years in syndication as Xena, parts in movies and other shows, Lawless returned to a regular television series role in 2010 as Lucretia in 'Spartacus', taking her sex appeal to the next level with nude scenes and fairly graphic sex scenes.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue has a very small filmography that includes roles in craptastic films like 'Street Fighter' and 'BioDome', but she's so damn hot that we can forgive it. Minogue's popularity is mainly in her home country of Australia and England, but is widely known across the world for her hit songs like 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' (and its insanely sexy video) and 'Fever'. She also has a special place in the hearts of 'Doctor Who' fans, playing the almost-companion to David Tennant's 10th Doctor in the Christmas Special 'Voyage of the Damned'.
Oh yeah, she also made out with Geri Halliwell.
French model-turned-actress Sophie Marceau is so damn hot that she made a David Spade movie worth watching. Marceau first gained international fame as Mel Gibson's second love interest in the Academy Award winning film 'Braveheart', later going on to be the first and only female main Bond villain Electra King in 'The World Is Not Enough'. Since then she's stayed out of the American spotlight but remains busy in foreign films, and still looks amazing.
Another model-turned-actress, Dutch born Famke Janssen retired early from modeling to pursue acting, originally being offered the role of Jadzia Dax in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', but turned down the role to focus on film. Janssen came to the international eye as the seductive Bond girl Xenia Onatop in 'Goldeneye', using her beauty to lure her targets in and then crushing them to death with her thighs (What a way to go). Janssen would start off the 21st century taking on the role of Jean Grey in the 'X-Men' trilogy, reprising her role in 'The Wolverine' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', showing that she's still as gorgeous as the day she took the part.
Unless you're a fan of the WWE, you're probably not familiar with Lilian Garcia. The Puerto Rican singer joined the then-WWF in 1999 as their secondary ring announcer, eventually moving into the top spot, and becoming the longest employed on-air female with the company. Garcia has regularly participated in WWE Diva photoshoots, putting the younger Divas to shame in a bikini. To this day I still don't understand why WWE executives think its funny to have the commentators make horse and long-face jokes about Garcia on-air.
The second actress from 'Street Fighter' to make our list, Ming-Na Wen looks the same at 50 as she did playing Chun-Li when she was 30. Appearing in films like 'The Joy Luck Club', Wen also holds the distinction of being a Disney Princess, being the voice of Mulan in the films, television appearances, and video games. Wen has most recently appeared as a series regular on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' as agent Melinda May. Why are some women hotter if they can kick your ass?
Its hard to believe that Jennifer Tilly, and her rack, are just 5 years short of being 60-years-old. Though known for ditzy roles, Tilly is actually an Oscar-nominated actress. Her sexuality has served her career well, playing a stripper/dominatrix in 'Dancing at the Blue Iguana', and participating in an iconic sex scene with Gina Gershon in 'Bound'. If you find yourself distracted by her impressive beauty now, imagine how distracted you'd be seeing her across the poker table. An avid poker player, Tilly is a World Series of Poker championship bracelet winner.
If you're a man, odds are you've seen Jamie Lee Curtis' topless scene in 'Trading Places' on more than on occasion (I think I'm up to the high 60s). Many VHS copies were burnt out from constant pausing when the original Scream Queen shed her top for the first time. Since then Curtis went on to be a respected actress in Hollywood, trading in on her sex appeal when necessary, such as her seductive dance in 'True Lies'. But perhaps the sexiest thing about Curtis is that she's embraced aging, not resorting to cosmetic surgery, letting her hair go grey, and even becoming the spokeswoman for a yogurt that helps women poop. Curtis' intelligence rivals her beauty, inventing a diaper with a built in baby-wipe dispenser. And to cap it off, she's royalty, becoming Lady Haden-Guest when her husband, actor Christopher Guest, inherited the title Baron of Haden-Guest when his father passed away.
Starting her career as a singer/songwriter, Katey Sagal hit it big with her eleven-season portrayal of Peg Bundy on 'Married with Children', a role that reportedly earned her a great deal of fan mail from prisons. Since her days eating bon-bons on the Bundys' counch, Sagal has returned to television as the ass-kicking matriarch in 'Sons of Anarchy' (there it is again, ass kicking equals hot), also contributing the soundtrack.
She was Wonder Woman. Need I say more?
This is a choice that has met with dissention amongst my colleagues and friends. While Cher may be the poster-child for cosmetic surgery, I have to admit to a soft spot for the Oscar-winning actress and singer. Ten years ago, while working for a radio station in Albuquerque, I attended a Cher concert. Only a fan of hers through her work in films like 'Moonstruck' and 'Mask', I was only casually familiar with her singing career. Seeing a then-58-year-old Cher take the stage with her amazing voice and incomparable stage presence, I was beyond impressed and have had a crush on her ever since. She may be nearly 70, but she can still own the stage better than women one-third her age, and that's damn hot.