Updated: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:30:00 GMT | By Chloe Goody and Colleen Last
Forty of the sexiest 40-something women in showbiz

Can you believe they're in their 40s?



Sophia Vergara, Jenny McCarthy, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Aniston (© Reuters, Getty Images, Rex Features)
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  • Sophia Vergara, Jenny McCarthy, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Aniston (© Reuters, Getty Images, Rex Features)
  • Jenny McCarthy (© Gregory Pace/BEI/Rex Features)
  • Thandie Newton (© Richard Young/Rex Features)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/RTR)
  • Jennifer Lopez (© Reuters/Carlos Jasso)
  • Halle Berry (© Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
  • Sofia Vergara (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/RTR)
  • Julie Bowen (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/RTR)
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Want proof that life begins at 40? Then take a look at 40 of the hottest female celebrities in their 40s, all of whom have aged like fine wine.

Whether it's down to good genes, religious beauty regimes or a well-kept secret, these Tinseltown beauties look just as good, if not better, than the new crop of starlets half their age.

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