What do Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek have in common? Well, many things. The three Latina celebrities are talented artists, successful entrepreneurs, happy moms and some of the most beautiful women in showbiz. Oh, and one more thing: They are Latinas over 40 and looking sexier than ever!
In recent years, mature women have started to lead a revolution. At 40, 50, 60 and even 70 years of age, many of them are refusing to adhere to the old social obligation of becoming invisible, wearing discrete, boring outfits made specifically for women “of a certain age.” Susan Sarandon (66), Sharon Stone (55), Madonna (54) and Jane Fonda (75) are all teaching us lessons with their choices on the red carpet and in their day-to-day lives, walking around freely with their boy toys. British actress Joan Collins (80), whose fifth husband, Percy Gibson, is 46-years-old, says, “Age is totally irrelevant, unless you’re a bottle of wine.” Wow how the times are changing!
Something similar is happening in the world of fashion, where models like Carmen Dell’Orefice (81), Jacquie Tajah Murdock (82) and Daphne Selfe (83) are leading campaigns for brands as famous as Olay, Moschino and American Apparel.
Call them Glam-Mas, Swofties, MILFs, Cougars … Whatever. These ladies are all showing the world how a woman over 40 can still be sexy, attractive, interesting and desirable and are a true inspiration for the rest of us. So let’s meet the sexiest Latinas over 40 in showbiz.
Sexiest Latinas over 40
Jennifer Lopez. She will soon turn 44-years-old and she continues to be one of the most desired and successful Latinas. Her latest hit song is “Live It Up”, recorded along with Pitbull (incidentally, the recording of the video was interrupted by a shooting). JLo continues to be happily in love with her boy toy, Casper Smart, as she dazzles the world with her stunning curves, shown last week at the MET Gala in New York.
Sofia Vergara. Thanks to Gloria, Sofia’s character in the hit series, “Modern Family”, the Colombian actress earned $19 million in 2012 and entered the Forbes Celebrity 100 List. But far from being the frivolous type of woman she plays on TV, Sofia is the perfect example of an experienced, smart lady who has gone through her share of difficulties in life. Yet she has achieved professional success and shows a sparkling, irresistible public image. You would not say it when seeing she’s shaking her long hair, sporting sky-high heels and a tight animal-print dress on the screen, but Sofia has experienced divorce, overcome thyroid cancer and survived the tragic murder of her brother.
Salma Hayek. The veteran of this list is almost 47-years-old and is a living example that, as many people say, perhaps the best part of life begins at 40. Salma became a mother for the first time at 41 when she gave birth to Valentina Paloma. Later, she married François-Henri Pinault (father of her child) at age 43. “My life is completely different. It’s great thanks to my daughter Valentina and my husband,” she recently said to Vogue Magazine. The passionate Mexican actress did not hesitate to add, “It’s much easier to get an Oscar than a great husband,” though.
Cameron Diaz. The star of “Charlie’s Angels” is close to 41 years of age and retains her young, athletic body, a fresh face and an uninhibited attitude. Her formula to maintain her youth is plenty of exercise, a high protein diet and … huge doses of sex! Cameron told to the Italian magazine Max that she’s obsessed with sex. “I have always supported my fixation with sex. It is good for health and elevates the spirit.” Her advice to everyone who wants to stay beautiful and young is clear: “When you are in crisis, doing it several times a day helps rather than resorting to drugs or alcohol.”
Thalia. The Mexican singer and actress looks radiant at age 41. Mother of two, she claims her splendid figure is due to her love of yoga. This practice brings her harmony, health, elasticity and strength. Thalia’s other sources of happiness are her family and career. Soon she will show her best smile to the world, as this year she will get a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Paulina Rubio. Another Mexican lady who retains her youthful sex appeal at age 41. Though she’s currently in court, battling with ex-husband Colate Vallejo-Najera, the blonde has not lost her spirits and rumors say she’s deep in a romance with Gerardo Bazua (28), who was her protégé on the Mexican version of “The Voice”.
Chiquinquira Delgado. At 40-years-old, the Venezuelan and former host of “Despierta America”, recently confessed she was so happy she could not ask for more: “I have health, work, an amazing partner and two beautiful daughters. I just want to keep it that way, so that nothing changes,” she said when People en español magazine included her name in the most beautiful Latinas of 2012 list.
Adamari Lopez. After surviving breast cancer in 2005 and a divorce from Luis Fonsi in 2009, the beautiful Puerto Rican actress looks radiant at 42. Like Sofia Vergara, Adamari is the epitome of a woman who has lived through painful experiences and yet maintains her vibrancy. “You have to be happy, because you do not know when your life will be over,” she recently said.