5 Celebrities over 40 who look 20

5. Jim Parsons, 41

Jim Parsons plays Sheldon Cooper, a character 30 years young, on the Big Bang Theory. He has played that role to huge success, wining three Emmy awards. Parsons is a native Texan, born and raised in the Houston suburb Spring. His acting career started at an early age, getting the role of Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant’s Child and went on to get a Master’s degree at the University of San Diego. Parsons enjoyed his time in school and thought of getting a Doctrine but real life got in the way. Parsons began his career in the theater, playing several off-Broadway roles in New York. Parsons admits he auditioned for up to 30 television pilots, but most of them were never picked up by any network. Parsons is an admitted smoker who quit at the urging of his doctor and runs regularly. He is very tight-lipped on the success for his youthful looks, but he is in a long term relationship which should contribute to his good health.
5. Jim Parsons, 41

4. Jared Leto, 42

This Louisiana born actor, singer, and director won the latest Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgender in 2013’s Dallas Buyer’s Club. Leto is a method actor, which involves him getting into his roles by researching the background and behavior of the characters he plays. He has also starred on television, getting his break with My So-Called Life. Leto is also the lead singer for his band Thirty Seconds to Mars, which has sold over 10 million records. He leads a vegan lifestyle, which could contribute to his youthful appearance since his intake of processed foods is limited. Leto attributes his youthful appearance to his exercise regime (yoga, hiking and cycling) and his dedication to getting plenty of sleep. He has been quoted as saying that a body on tour needs plenty of sleep, otherwise it begins to break down. Leto also does not consume any alcohol, which helps to keep temptation at bay. Ironically, Leto gained 60 plus pounds for his role as John Lennon’s assassin in the film Chapter 27. Leto claims he will never again gain weight for a specific role as it is too taxing on his system.
4. Jared Leto, 42

3. Liz Hurley, 49

This 16 year Estée Lauder spokesmodel started her career in 1994, at age 29. Born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, she trained as a dancer as a young girl, becoming a fan of punk and new age. Her career has been one of consistent exposure through the Estée Lauder brand. Hurley has also been a film and television actress, but has had more limited success in those fields. The model/actress has said it is difficult for her to follow a exercise or diet regimen. Instead, she follows some interesting habits to keep her youthful appearance. First, she drinks warm water first thing in the morning to help with digestion. She is never without a bottle of water wherever she goes. A body exfoliator is used by Hurley every day before taking a cold shower to help keep her body looking perky. For food, when she has to diet, she eats more soup than anything else. When she does have to exercise, which she says she abhors, she will take a nice brisk 30-minute walk.
3. Liz Hurley, 49

2. Jennifer Anniston, 45

According to Men’s Health, Jennifer Anniston is the sexiest woman of all time. This actress made it big playing Rachel Green for ten years on the NBC hit, Friends, where she was paid $1 million an episode during its last season. Before landing it big on this sitcom, Anniston played on four lesser known sitcoms including a short-lived series based on the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day off. Anniston has enjoyed a good run in Hollywood since she left Friends, with her films bringing in more than $200 million in revenue. Anniston follows a specific exercise routine to keep her body trim and healthy. Her diet is carefully monitored, but she has been known to indulge in the occasional “Cheat Day”. Her tips for this day include eating fats before 10 am, eating carbs at 1 pm and sugary treats should be eaten during the mid-afternoon slump. As far as her beauty routine, it starts with a 10 minute steam bath for her pores followed by 10 minute facial massage. Her one beauty secret, however, is using Vaseline. She insists it keeps her skin young and fresh. In all, she spends thirty minutes a night on her beauty routine.
2. Jennifer Anniston, 45

1. Gwen Stefeni, 44

This former Dairy Queen worker makes the top of our list. Well deserved as it does not look like she has aged a day in a decade. Stefeni is the lead singer of No Doubt and since the mid-90s has made a name for herself as a singer/songwriter in her own right. This mother of three (yes she has three kids!) has been married for over ten years to British musician Gavin Rossdale, whom she met while touring in 2002 with the group Bush (Rossdale’s band). Leading a healthy lifestyle, Stefeni is frantic about her exercise regimen. She does not follow any usual Pilates or core routines (hard to believe considering her six-pack abs!), but instead relies heavily on cardio, weightlifting and boxing. Her advice is to find an exercise that does not seem like one such as hiking, skiing or swimming. For food, she focuses heavily on freshness. She will take her children to pick fresh produce from organic farms. She also eats a lot of lean proteins to keep muscle strength.
1. Gwen Stefeni, 44