Stars in their 70s are having a moment right now and we are here for it. Proving that you’re only as old as you feel, musicians, actors, and even members of the Royal Family have been dominating the headlines lately, making the golden years look like a heck of a lot of fun.
Check out who is 70 and beyond and feeling fine below.
Stars in their 70s are having a moment right now
SAM ELLIOTT, 74Sam Elliott is proof that with the right career choices, a great voice, and the coolest moustache, you can earn your first Oscar nomination in your 70s. The veteran actor was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award, a SAG Award and won a National Board of Review Award for his role as Bradley Cooper’s brother in the latest remake of A Star Is Born.Getty Images
SAMUEL L. JACKSON, 70Samuel L. Jackson is not only one of the best celebs to follow on Twitter, he’s also one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. We get tired just reading his IMDb. This year alone he’s starring in Glass, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Shaft. That Samuel L. Jackson is a bad mother…Getty Images
SMOKEY ROBINSON, 78The Grammy Awards paid homage to Motown this year and for some reason got Jennifer Lopez to perform. We didn’t get it. What we did get was Smokey Robinson performing, with the Miracles singer proving that Berry Gordy’s training camp will stay with you for decades.Getty Images
STEVEN SPIELBERG, 72Steven Spielberg only directed one film in the past year with Ready Player One but has acted as the Executive Producer on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, First Man, Bumblebee, The Turning, Men In Black: International and Cats. Kinda lazy, if you ask us.Getty Images
CHER, 72Cher made her return to the big screen in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in 2018, her first feature film role in eight years. The multi-talented entertainer followed up the film with Dancing Queen, an album of Abba covers released in September 2018, which debuted at number one on Billboard. Not slowing down, Cher plans on releasing a Christmas album and second album of Abba covers. Young and free, only 72.Getty Images
DIANA ROSS, 75Diana Ross celebrated her 75th birthday in February like only Diana Ross can, with a double performance at the Grammys of “Best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” We are living for that red dress.Getty Images
DOLLY PARTON, 72The country legend was honoured at this year’s Grammy Awards with an all-star performance that featured Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Parton’s goddaughter Miley Cyrus. The “I Will Always Love You” singer also performed and sounded better than ever. She also looked great, obvi.Getty Images
GLADYS KNIGHT, 74Gladys Knight and none of the Pips performed the national anthem at the 2019 Super Bowl. Unfortunately, she didn’t play the halftime show as well, although she would have slayed. Sorry not sorry, Maroon 5.Getty Images
GLENN CLOSE, 71Glenn Close scored her seventh Academy Award nomination this year for her stunning role in The Wife, already taking home the Golden Globe and tying with Lady Gaga at the SAG Awards. Yeah, ties are possible. Who knew!Getty Images
KATHY BATES, 70Kathy Bates continue to be one of the most versatile actors of her generation. In the past year alone, she’s appeared on The Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Lip Sync Battle (get it, gurl), The Death and Life of John F. Donovan and On The Basis Of Sex. Name a genre, Kathy can act the hell outta it.Getty Images
LILY TOMLIN, 79Lily Tomlin has just finished filming the fifth season of the critically acclaimed Grace and Frankie, which reunites the actor with her 9 to 5 co-star Jane Fonda. At 79 and 81, Tomlin and Fonda continue to be the coolest people in any room they’re in.Getty Images
MICHAEL DOUGLAS, 74Michael Douglas won a Golden Globe in January thanks to his role as an unsuccessful aging actor in Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method, playing a character who only dreams of having Michael Douglas’ real life.Getty Images
PAUL MCCARTNEY, 76The music legend released his 17th solo album Egypt Station in September 2018 and is continuing to tour the record. The new disc includes the sexually charged “Come On To Me” and the almost R-rated “Fuh You.” Your grandparents were right about those badly-behaved Beatles.Getty Images
PAUL SIMON, 77Singer, songwriter and 16-time Grammy winner Paul Simon released his fourteenth solo album In The Blue Light in September 2018 and performed on Saturday Night Live between weeks that featured rapper Travis Scott and indie pop artist Maggie Rogers as the music guests. So yeah, he’s still got it.Getty Images
PRINCE CHARLES, 70Most people are readying for retirement when they hit 70, but Prince Charles is ramping up to take over the throne. The royal is continuing to push for forward-thinking changes in the UK. His agenda often centres around the environment and health care, with the future King recently throwing his support behind free yoga. Namaste, Charles.Getty Images
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