Celebrities are generally ageless creatures. They use various serums and black magic to make sure they stay as youthful as possibly, being aware that they’ll be set out to sea on an ice floe the moment they show signs of being over 35. Oops, sorry. That’s the cutoff for the men. For the women it’s 14. Even though Hollywood is full of glowy, age-defying beauty, there are a few people you look at and go, “Wait a minute, is this picture from ten years ago? Do they actually look younger now? What is happening?” These people are what I like to call Benjamin Buttons and Dorian Greys. They’re either aging backwards or not aging at all. Here are just nine of them who make me scramble for a newspaper to double-check what year I’m in.
This guy is totally a child, right? That is not the face of a 50-year-old man. He could star in a remake of The Karate Kid today and I’d think it was the original from 1984. Okay, so maybe the updated fashion and technology and the lack of Pat Morita would give it away, but you know what I’m saying.
2. John Stamos
Another 50-year-old. What is in that Greek yogurt he’s hawking that makes him look so young? It also helps that he’s still rocking out with Jesse and the Rippers. And his lack of mullet does wonders for his hotness.
3. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
31 years old and still looks like he’s getting advice from Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Jonathan actually had a guest appearance on Tim Allen’s show Last Man Standing, and not only did he look like a teenager, but if you closed your eyes it was like you were listening to little Simba. Ageless looks and ageless voice.
4. Sandra Bullock
Um, excuse me, but when did Sandra Bullock run off and turn 49? Did you see her naked body in The Proposal? Have you seen how many wrinkles she has on her face? Spoiler alert: it’s zero. I am very relieved that Sandy is aging at the rate of a Galapagos turtle, because that means we’ll have more time to watch her be hilarious and heartwarming in movies.
5. Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has made quite the comeback in recent years. In the ’80s he was a pretty-faced heartthrob, and then for a few years his hotness kind of became hit-or-miss. But when he got cast on Parks and Rec and various other hip things, suddenly even 20-something girls were like, “Look at those steely blues. He is lit’rally the hottest guy I’ve ever seen.” He’s 49, by the way.
44-year-old Paul Rudd still looks like he did when he quasi-inappropiately flirted with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless almost 20 years ago. Talk about boyish good looks. When I saw him in Admission earlier this year I could not take my eyes off him. He manages to mix youthful charm with dashing maturity. He might be the perfect man. No, scratch that, he totally is.
7. Lori Loughlin
Speaking of Full House alums who look like they just finished filming a scene with the baby Olsen twins, let’s discuss Lori “I’m 49 but you’d never know it” Loughlin. She played the mom of a teenage girl in a Lifetime movie earlier this year, and I was convinced they’d cast too young. Look at that skin!
8. Kyra Sedgwick
Forgive me for using this cliche, but 47-year-old Kyra Sedgwick is like a fine wine. She gets better with age. Every time I see her she looks glowier and more youthful than the last. No wonder she’s been one degree away from Kevin Bacon for 25 years.
9. Winona Ryder
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We really need to talk about this, you guys. I recently watched a video of Winona acting out a skit for that new show Drunk History, and I was 98% convinced they had used scenes from 1996′s The Crucible. But it was new footage. Talk about a comeback. Remember the shoplifting incident? Remember Mr. Deeds?! Remember when all hope seemed lost and we thought we’d never get our dear Lydia Deetz back? Just look at her now, at 41. Did she steal the fountain of youth? Eh? Eh? See what I did?
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