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12 Actresses Over 40

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  • Amy Adams (41)

    Amy Adams (41)

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    The Academy Award winning actress, Amy Adams, was most recently notable in the 2014 film American Hustle alongside Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Christian Bale.

  • Angelina Jolie (40)

    Angelina Jolie (40)

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    More than an actress, Jolie is noted for her directorial debut on last year's film Unbroken. She is also starring in the film, By The Sea, with her husband Brad Pitt.

  • Cameron Diaz (43)

    Cameron Diaz (43)

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    Diaz, who recently tied the know with Benji Madden, starred in the summer flick The Other Woman with Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. We can't wait to see what's next for the former Charlie's Angel!

  • Taraji P. Henson (45)

    Taraji P. Henson (45)

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    Henson is best known for her portrayal of Cookie on FOX's hit show, Empire. 

  • Nicole Kidman (48)

    Nicole Kidman (48)

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    The mother of two and wife of country crooner Keith Urban  hasn't been in the spotlight too much lately, but she is currently filming a role in How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Recently, she was the star of the thriller, Secrets in Their Eyes.

  • Patricia Arquette (47)

    Patricia Arquette (47)

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    Arquette has been in the spotlight since her early days as part of the entire Arquette clan. Now, she's the Oscar winner for her performance in Richard Linklater's Boyhood. She was praised during her acceptance speech for the advocacy of equal pay for women in the industry. 

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (46)

    Catherine Zeta-Jones (46)

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    Perhaps her most recent notable role was that of a psychiatrist in the thriller mystery movie, Side Effects. The wife of Michael Douglas is currently filming two movies for 2016 - Dad's Army  and The Godmother.


  • Jennifer Aniston (46)

    Jennifer Aniston (46)

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    She's said it herself — she's the number one snubbed for an Oscar nominee for her chilling performance of a grieving mother in Cake. That doesn't bother Aniston, though. Her accomplishments speak for themselves within her years of work.

  • Naomi Watts (47)

    Naomi Watts (47)

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    Watts gained notable attention a few years ago when playing a role in the true story of a family trapped by a tsunami on vacation. Her role as a mother of three boys is not dissimilar from her life at home with partner Liev Schreiber — the two are parents to 'Sasha' and 'Kai."

  • Viola Davis (50)

    Viola Davis (50)

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    Viola Davis is the first African American woman to win an Emmy for a lead role in a television series. Her portrayal of Annalise Keating on Shonda Rhimes' How To Get Away With Murder scored her the win.

  • Sandra Bullock (51)

    Sandra Bullock (51)

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    Bullock most recently starred as the lead role in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis. She's also been in the headlines lately with the confirmation that's she's adopted her second child, a daughter. We know for a fact Bullock is long from being done on the big screen.

  • Cate Blanchett (46)

    Cate Blanchett (46)

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    She won the Oscar for her role in Woody Allen's 2013 film Blue Jasmine. The mother of four will lend her voice to the character 'Kaa' in the upcoming Disney film Jungle Book: Origins.



Between your favorite hit television shows and notable Oscar-winning movies, many of Hollywood's most famed, and favorite, actresses are, believe it or not, over 40! Here are 12 of our favorites.

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