It seems they have discovered the fountain of youth … Whether it’s in their genes, in Botox, or in a healthful lifestyle, some of the world’s most famous celebrities manage to hang on to their youth much longer than the rest of us. Perhaps we on the other side of the stage could learn some of their anti-aging secrets by observing them close up. Here are 21 of the world’s most youthful celebs:
Alicia Silverstone. British-born actress and activist Silverstone follows a strict vegan diet. Her work on behalf of animals and the environment gives her the inner satisfaction that produces her youthful glow.
Beyoncé. Keeping fit and toned keeps this celeb eternally youthful. Her fabulous form on the dance floor and her sterling pipes are the envy of musicians many years her junior.
Elijah Wood. The thirtysomething actor, known best for his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, still looks like he’s barely out of his teens. He, too, spends his extra time in charity work, building up all those feel-good serotonins that keep both body and mind youthful.
Enrique Iglesias. Spanish-born Iglesias keeps his timeless good looks despite his turning 40 in May 2015. Intense vocal training and performances keep his lungs healthy, while humanitarian endeavors keep him focused on others, a sure recipe for a forever-young outlook on life.
Gwen Stefani. Singer and fashion diva Stefani, though in her mid-40s, manages to exude sex appeal that keeps even teenage boys at the edge of their seats during concerts. Her careful attention to diet and exercise should keep her in youthful bloom for many more years to come.
Halle Berry. Despite nearing her 50th birthday, this Oscar-winning actress not only maintains the stunning looks that brought her such success on the runway earlier in her career, but she also has begun to stretch her career into new directions, including forming a production company. Despite a rocky personal life, Berry has thrown her energies into charity work on behalf of the environment and women’s issues.
Jamie Foxx. This multi-talented, versatile entertainer, also nearing a half-century of life, still manages to retain a young-looking appearance. Firmly rooted in faith, yet irreverent enough to claim a successful career as a stand-up comedian, Foxx fends off stress with his fabulous sense of humor.
Jennifer Lopez. Working on her dance chops beginning in her childhood, Lopez’ fit, curvaceous body retains the glow of youth through maintaining a high degree of physical fitness. Combating a stressful personal life with plenty of exercise has kept Lopez gorgeous even in her mid-40s.
Julia Stiles. Rising to fame as a teen film star, this native New Yorker, now in her mid-30s, still looks barely older than a teen. Maintaining a healthy, mostly plant-based diet, along with the feel-good serotonins that flow into her bloodstream from her work on behalf of those less fortunate, keeps Stiles in the bloom of youth.
Kate Hudson. Personal fitness and spirituality keep award-winning actress Kate Hudson centered and looking young, despite the fact she’s in her mid-30s. In fact, Hudson espouses fitness so much that she started a fitness club company, called Fabletics.
Keanu Reeves. Brandishing the dashing good looks of a man half his age, Reeves’ sense of charity creates the kind of good vibes that make aging slow down to a crawl. His most famous role, that of Neo in the Matrix trilogy, netted him over one hundred million dollars, $80 million of which he gave away to the makeup and special effects staff who worked on the film.
Liv Tyler. Born with striking good looks, actress and model Liv Tyler has retained her fresh, young look even into her late 30s. Meditation and charity work help her deal with the stresses of maintaining a work-life balance and single motherhood.
Patrick Stewart. Although far from youthful at 75, this dignified British actor looks much younger than most men of his age. A survivor of domestic abuse, the much-lauded Stewart uses his fame to advocate against domestic violence and war.
Pharrell Williams. Despite a grueling work schedule, hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams, 42, maintains a positive attitude and youthful look, evidenced by his 2014 hit song, “Happy.” Williams’ spirituality, generosity, and active lifestyle (he’s an avid skateboarder) should keep him looking young for many years to come.
Rob Lowe. This 51-year-old actor is as handsome as the day he first appeared on the big screen in the 1983 film Thursday’s Child. He credits his love of high-energy sports, such as surfing and skiing, as well as nearly a quarter century of sobriety, for his boyish good looks.
Sandra Bullock. For an actress pushing 50, to train for a part as an astronaut seems impossible. Yet the thirtyish-looking Bullock did just that to prepare for her role in the 2013 film Gravity. An intense core-strengthening program created a body that made Bullock the envy of much younger women all around the world.
Sofia Vergara. In her mid-40s but looking much younger, the Columbian-born actress and model sticks to a regimented diet and fitness routine to retain her girlish figure and fresh-faced look. Though she’s not a fan of workouts, she enlisted the help of fitness coach Gunnar Peterson to create a whole-body regime that combines intense workouts with a diet that avoids late-night carb and booze binges.
Stacey Dash. With exotic looks inherited from her multicultural forebears, actress Dash is nearing 50, yet shows no signs of aging. A diet that includes plenty of whole grains, veggies, fruits, and protein, combined with adequate hydration both inside and out gives her skin a youthful glow.
Avril Lavigne. This pert, sassy Canadian rocker at 30 years of age still looks like the teenager who burst on the scene in the late 1990s. Giving back to others less fortunate through her charities, as well as her loving relationship with hubby Chad Kroeger, keeps her happy, healthy, and young.
Steve Martin. Like Patrick Stewart, comedian Steve Martin is no spring chicken. Yet despite his grey hair, the 69-year-old’s skin glows like that of a man half his age. Expanding his horizons to include becoming a serious musician, as well as regular workouts seem to create an aura of youth in this ageless star.
Will Smith. Now in his mid-40s, actor and comedian Will Smith retains the youthful appearance that catapulted him to fame in the TV program “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” A satisfying family life, a daily workout routine, and a diet that eschews junk food keeps this Hollywood legend both looking and feeling young.