Five style icons over 50

Nicole Kidman has been a poster girl since day dot, and the 54-year-old is breaking boundaries once again.

This time it’s not for leading roles – such as her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, for which she won an Academy Award – but for the fabulous cover shots for Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue.

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The mother of four certainly looks stunning. Not since she graced the silver screen in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! has the actor looked quite so sultry, or worn anything quite so skimpy – and we’re talking more than 20 years on.

A stamp printed in Australia shows portrait of Nicole Kidman in the movie Moulin Rouge
Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! (Alamy/PA)

Naturally, women should be admired and valued for their inner selves, intelligence and bold career moves, not just their appearance. But with so many taboos about showing off your figure after a certain age, we applaud Ms Kidman for demonstrating that doesn’t need to be the case.

Read: Sexiest screen stars over 60

Here are five more style icons who look fabulous over 50.

1. Cindy Crawford, 55

Cindy Crawford seen on the red carpet during the Fashion Awards 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington in London
Cindy Crawford (Alamy/PA)

The American supermodel, actress and TV personality was once the world’s highest-paid model and the face of the 1990s. Having graced 18 American Vogue covers, the mother of two is still going strong at 55 years old. Now her daughter, Kaia, is following in her footsteps and has a flourishing modelling career.

2. Halle Berry, 55

Halle Berry at the JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM World Premiere
Halle Berry (Alamy/PA)

With 7.5 million followers on Instagram, the American actress has been sharing the secrets to her impressive physique with age-defying yoga poses and workouts. Who would have thought it’s been 20 years since the Bond girl wowed us in that teeny-weeny tangerine bikini in Die Another Day?

Read: The most stylish Bond girls through history

3. Lauren Hutton, 78

Lauren Hutton attends opening night of TFF world premiere The First Monday in May at BMCC, New York, 2016
Lauren Hutton (Alamy/PA)

She’s been at the front of fashion for six decades. The American gap-toothed model and actress was the million-dollar face of Revlon, a first at the time, and has 27 Vogue covers under her belt. Ms Hutton has previously praised her skincare routine and Pilates classes for keeping that glow.

4. Helen Mirren, 76

Helen Mirren at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, 2018
Helen Mirren (Alamy/PA)

She’s never lost that twinkle in her eye and still wows us with stylish outfit choices, and the award-winning British actor has starred in dozens of films over the years. Ms Mirren is perhaps best known for her role as DCI Jane Tennison in the television series Prime Suspect, and for her brilliant portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Queen – for which she won an Academy Award.

Read: Winona Ryder’s fashion and beauty evolution

5. Meg Ryan, 60

Meg Ryan arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2021 at Pacific Design Centre, 2021
Meg Ryan (Alamy/PA)

The American actress is one of the silver screen’s sweethearts, with her cute smile and spirited sense of humour. Her breakthrough role in When Harry Met Sally in 1989 led to a 30-year career, with hits such as Sleepless In Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Still the queen of romantic comedies, there’s no denying she knows exactly how to wear a little black dress, at any age.

– With PA

Written by Sam Wylie-Harris