Way back then… Older stars we remember for their early glamour 32



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So many of the stars we remember as icons of our era are unrecognisable to the younger generations for their stunning early form.  So today we’ve got some of the best lookers then and now for you to enjoy.  Who did we miss?

Michael Caine

Michael Caine is renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, and has appeared in over 115 films.  He is widely regarded as a British film icon.
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Helen Mirren

Mirren has won many many awards throughout her lifetime from Golden Globes, Emmys, Academy Awards, and BAFTAs. She is perhaps the only actress to have portrayed both Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II in film.

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Sigourney Weaver

Weaver has won a few awards in her career but is most notable for her roles in “Aliens”, “Ghostbusters” and “Avatar.”

Sigourney Weaver

Pierce Brosnan

One of today’s era’s James Bonds, Brosnan has had decades in film and TV, beginning in Remington Steele in the 80s.  He’s famous for his Bond films and The Thomas Crown Affair as well as for the dark comedy The Matador (2005), which was nominated for a Golden Globe, the musical/romantic comedy Mamma Mia! (July 9 2008), which won a National Movie Award, and theRoman Polanski-directed political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010).

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Goldie Hawn

A 60s “It” girl, Hawn transformed into an award winning actress in the 60s, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first major film role in “Cactus Flower.”More recently she is well-famed for “The First Wives Club”. She is also mother of two other outstanding actors in current day, Kate and Oliver Hudson.

Goldie Hawn

Michelle Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer has played lead roles in award-winning films such as “Pretty Woman” and “Silence of the Lambs,”and  won awards from the Golden Globes, the National Board of Review, and BAFTA.

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Bette Midler

Bette Midler has been in the business for half a century and has garnered three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. What a career!

Bette Midler

Maggie Smith

Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain’s most recognisable actresses most recently starring in the famous Downton Abbey.  She is one of only six actresses to win the Academy Award in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories and has won many many other awards.

Maggie Smith

Betty White

Betty White is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records recognised White as having the longest television career for a female entertainer. Betty White_1

Robert Redford

A true patron of film, Robert Redford is a well known actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Academy Awards: one in 1981 for directing Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

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Which hotties of yesterday did we forget and who do you think is a highlight?  Tell us today.  

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Michael caine , I remember Zulu , think it was his first movie, it was used as a training film , for new recruits in the army when I enlisted

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    • Mike here-being an instructor at 2RTB, Puckapunyal, 1970/72, I saw that film 10 times, once for every intake I was there for.

    • Mike here-recruit training at 1RTB late ’66 silver city was there but not being used for anything, tank training at Armoured Centre early ’67, B Sqn 1st Armoured SVN ’69/’70. 2 RTB early ’70/ mid ’72.

  2. you have 2 (two) photos of robert redford instead of one of michael caine

  3. Roger More you forgot Roger. He was so sweet and kind. I met him over 52years ago, was introduced and saw him a dozen times in the next few years. He always remembered me by name! Handsome and a gentleman.

  4. Im sure Julia Roberts had the lead role in Pretty Woman not Michelle Pfeiffer. :).

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    • She was not in Silence of the Lambs either. This site has just lost a bucketload of credibility with me. It is not hard to check facts.

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