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9 Latina Celebs 50 & Over Who Prove Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number

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Age really ain’t nothing but a number. As a matter of fact, it’s even been said that age is just the number of years the world has been enjoying you — ain’t that the truth. You’d be surprised by how many Latina celebrities over 50 are embracing the aging process and showing us that you’re never too old to try new things.

Celebrating the big five-zero in style like a true Cincuentañera should come as no surprise to the Latinx community. Some of us seem to age fine like wine. Case in point: Jennifer Lopez. She’s still Jenny from the Block and makes looking 50 fabulous and she’s letting the world know with her “It’s My Party” tour. It’s kind of like a quinceañera but 10 times more dazzled with 35 more years of wisdom and confidence. There are a few Latina celebrities you definitely would have to do a double-take to believe they’ve reached half a century. Take a look at the following celebrities and tell us who you think wears her 50+ years better.

Additional reporting by Virginia Isaad

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek may be 52 but she is every bit as sexy and hot as those scenes she had alongside Antonio Banderas in the 1995 film Desperado. This actress, director, and producer who was nominated for an Oscar for her phenomenal role as Frida, is still going strong and proving that age is just a number. She’s a timeless beauty and her secret you might ask? Aging isn’t something to fear but to embrace – and this Latina isn’t afraid to flaunt that.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan is another Latina celebrity over 50 who stuns us and she’s the epitome of growing old gracefully. She’s just as beautiful now as when she taught the world to “Come on shake your body baby, do the conga.” Today this Grammy Award-Winning singer, songwriter, and actress hasn’t slowed down one bit at the age of 61. Most recently audiences were thrilled to see her join the cast of “One Day at a Time” and grace the cover of Hola Magazine alongside a few other Latina powerhouse. Her secret? Staying active and making sure to get up and get on your feet as she continues to perform across the globe.

Giselle Fernández

This five-time Emmy award-winning Journalist is one of the most coveted Latinas to bring us the news, with an impressive resume of reporting and anchoring duties ranging from the CBS Early Show, CBS Evening News, NBC Today, NBC Nightly News, and regular host for Access Hollywood. She is also a children’s book author, philanthropist, and motivational speaker tackling issues such as Latina empowerment, health, fitness, and entrepreneurship. What might be her tips for living your best life? Stepping out of your comfort zone might be one if you remember her being on the second season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Oprah once referred to her in the following way, “She’s a magical smart girl.” Hard to argue with that.

Raquel Welch

The mother of all Latinas! The woman we all aspire to look like when we reach 78. Yep, you read that right. She came blazing onto the big screen in One Million Years B.C. (1966) and can still command a room and take your breath away with her timeless beauty. Her part in the 2017 film How to Be a Latin Lover proves that. Her mindset about life could be the secret to living your best life as she was once quoted as saying-“Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts — only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied with what you do.”

Lynda Carter

Of course, the original Wonder Woman would be a part of this list. Lynda Carter is every bit as beautiful and full of life at 68 (she shares a birthday with J.Lo by the way) as when she first captured our hearts in her signature role. Still going strong, this spectacular Latina is captivating audiences around the world through her music as she tours with her All-Star Band. Her secret strength to living a good life could very well be summed up in a quote she once shared about her role. “But Wonder Woman is much more than a cartoon character. She’s fighting for truth and justice and the secret self that exists in all women and girls. There is a moral fiber and goodness about her that all women have,”she said.

Sheila E.

One of the most iconic and talented Latina musicians of our time. An extraordinary and gifted drummer, percussionist, singer, author, and actress, who took our breath away with every beat as she proved women drummers rule the world! You would never guess this Latina beauty is 61 as she continues to follow the beat of her drum and inspiring others through her music and sharing her story on being an abuse survivor. What’s the secret to a good life for this Latinx Pioneer? Her mantra is to follow the beat. “Her impeccable inner rhythm is the pulse behind a trailblazing career that still knows no bounds.”

Sonia Braga

At 69, Sonia Braga is still a reigning beauty radiating with life and reminding us of the glamour and glitz of old Hollywood. A Latina beauty that can still stop you dead in your tracks and captivate you with the intensity she brings to her roles. Who could forget her stint as Kim Cattrall’s lover Maria on Sex and the City? Most recently she played Rosario Dawson’s mother in the Netflix Marvel show, Luke Cage. She definitely leaves her mark wherever she goes and is a good example of living life to the fullest, no matter your age.

Veronica Falcon

This Latina Boss we’ve come to love in the USA Network hit show Queen of the South definitely wears her 52 years well. Veronica Falcon radiates with confidence and beauty as she is a commanding presence on and off the screen.  IMDb refers to her as “one of Mexico’s most respected, versatile & talented actors.” It’s not hard to see that this Mexican beauty has a zest for life. Her portrayal of strong, powerful women is a tribute to us all. It’s a great tip on how to live your life without apologies and standing your ground boldly, with a little bit of sassiness to boot.

Jennifer Lopez

The original fly girl, Jenny from the Block (a.k.a J.Lo) is a force to be reckoned with and isn’t letting age define her. In fact, she’s been celebrating her 50th year with the “It’s My Party” tour reminding the world that she is in fact 50, not 25 despite her youthful glow. This triple threat sensation hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since first rising to fame in Selena. Her upcoming films include The Hustlers with Cardi B and a rom-com with Maluma, and she’s also producing the World of Dance series. Her latest movie Second Act is a prime example of how to make your dreams come true no matter your age or where you come from. J.Lo has always pursued her passions and followed her heart but, as she said in her 2015 memoir, True Love, self-love is the goal. “You have to take care of yourself, your body, your mind, take care of your soul — be your own keeper,” she wrote.

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