8 Celebrity Duos Who Defy Expectations That They Are the Same Age

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Explore the surprising world of celebrity duos who shatter expectations that they are the same age.
These pairs of celebrities, who defy conventional notions of aging in the spotlight, captivate fans with their timeless appeal and immense success.
They also continue to thrive and inspire across various industries, proving that talent knows no age limit.

Cher arrives at the NBC's "Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love" Birthday Special at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot in Los Angeles, California, on March 2, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

In the realm of celebrity culture, age often becomes a curious topic of discussion, especially when certain famous people seem to defy the conventional markers of time. Some celebrities are the same age but do not look like it.

Additionally, in an industry where youth often reign supreme, these pairs of celebrities serve as a reminder that age is but a number due to how glorious they look. Their appearance is a testament that true charisma knows no bounds.

Ellen DeGeneres walks onstage during the Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry Tour at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

As we delve into the lives of these pairs of celebrities, we uncover not only the secrets behind their age-defying appearances but also the resilience and tenacity that have propelled them to the pinnacle of success.

Madonna speaks onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Sally Field
Cher is often referred to as “The Queen of Comebacks” and “The Queen of Reinventions,” nicknames the 77-year-old has earned. Cher has reinvented herself each decade as a singer and an actress, rising and dusting herself clean each time she was down. The singer has an Academy Award for her role in “Moonstruck.” Cher is also a Grammy and Emmy winner.

The “Believe” star is not a lover of age. When asked, “So you and age, you’re are not friends?”, she answered, “No. My mother didn’t mind. But I do. I hate it.”

Cher attends the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Gala at Carnegie Hall in New York City, on November 8, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Still, the beloved entertainer isn’t done, she is writing a memoir about her life full of ups and downs. “It’s very difficult because I’ve lived too long, and I’ve done too many things. And so it would have to be, like, an encyclopedia, truthfully,” she acknowledged.

Cher poses during a photocall ahead of the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024, in Paris on September 27, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Sally Field is 77 just like her fellow actress, Cher. The actress has achieved a lot in a decades-long career. She has bagged two Academy Awards. Her extensive work on screen and stage has also led her to win Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.

Sally Field in Beverly Hills, California, on April 17, 1977. | Source: Getty Images

Sally Field has also shared her views on aging in Hollywood. She noted, “My profession is very much about what I look like rather than my capacity to do what it is that I’ve worked my whole life to be able to do.”

The actress added that the real questions shouldn’t be about how she is aging or how her skin is adhering to her bones but about how she is putting one foot in front of the other despite her knees hurting and the wear and tear her body has had to endure.

To Sally, the hardest part about aging is figuring out how to stay healthy against all the things that come at her in her older years.

Sally Field at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty ImagesJamie Lee Curtis and Ellen DeGeneres are in the same age group. However, Ellen is a few months older than Jamie. Jamie, 65, got her big break in acting in 1978 in “Halloween.”

Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The actress, who has won a Golden Globe Award, has starred in other films such as “Halloween Kills,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and “Haunted Mansion.” Jamie Lee Curtis is still making major moves. She co-wrote her first graphic novel “Mother Nature,” released in 2023, and is thinking about turning it into a movie.

Jamie explained, “I’m 65 years old this November, but my point is that I have no time to waste. I joke about it, but I’m going to die way sooner than later, and therefore, I have s— to do! This is one of the things that I needed to do, and I’m excited about it.”

Jamie Lee Curtis accepts the SOC's President's Award at The Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards in Hollywood, California, on January 18, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Ellen DeGeneres is an Emmy-winning talk show host. The 66-year-old went from doing stand-up comedy to hosting her daytime talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She has also hosted award shows such as the Grammy Awards in 1996 and 1997 and the Oscars in 2014.

Ellen is renowned not only for her comedic talents and philanthropic endeavors but also for maintaining a remarkably youthful complexion. The show host has openly shared insights into her skincare routine, emphasizing the importance of feeling confident and comfortable in one’s own skin.

She expressed that she feels most radiant and confident, “when my skin feels hydrated and clean and fresh and smooth and bright.”

King Charles III and Ozzy Osbourne
King Charles III was the longest-serving Prince of Wales in English, British, and United Kingdom history. The 75-year-old’s coronation in 2023 saw him ascend to the throne of the British monarch.

King Charles III attends the presentation of Addresses by both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, central London on September 12, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

His Majesty succeeded Queen Elizabeth II after her death and he has the responsibility to showcase the relevance of the 1,000-year-old monarchy in a modern society comprising citizens from diverse global backgrounds.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends a graduation ceremony at The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester England, on October 7, 1995. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. His Majesty has to serve at the pleasure of the people and uphold the monarch while battling cancer in his older years. Still, the king and royal experts insist he is up to the challenge.

King Charles III leaves The London Clinic in London, England, on January 29, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne, born John Michael Osbourne, is hailed as one of the founding figures of heavy metal music and stands as one of its most commercially successful and iconic artists.

Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on January 26, 2020. | Source: Getty Images
Nicknamed the Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy has won awards such as Grammys and MTV Europe Music Awards. The 75-year-old has also been battling health issues and had to stop touring, something he wasn’t happy about.

He confessed, “I’m taking it one day at a time, and if I can perform again, I will. But it’s been like saying farewell to the best relationship of my life.” As for now, the “No More Tears” singer said that maybe, he should just accept things as they are.

Ozzy Osbourne performs at halftime during the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on September 8, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Priscilla Presley and Helen Mirren
Priscilla Presley is known for her collected demeanor and surreally youthful visage. The actress, who was Elvis Presley’s wife, considers her collaboration with Leslie Nielsen in the “Naked Gun” trilogy as the pinnacle of her acting career.

Priscilla Presley during the Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria, on February 8, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The 78-year-old underwent cosmetic surgery in 2008 and got less than satisfying results. Priscilla Presley became a victim of botched cosmetic surgery at the hands of Dr. Daniel Serrano, who was known for injecting industrial, low-grade silicone into the faces of women.

Daniel, who was sent to prison, wasn’t even a licensed doctor in the US. The injections Daniel gave caused lumps, paralysis, and holes in the faces of some of the women. Priscilla, who did not know was being injected with silicone had to undergo corrective work.

Priscilla Presley attends the 60th Anniversary Party For The Monte-Carlo TV Festival at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California, on February 5, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

On the other hand, Helen Mirren is a phenomenal actress, who has opened up about ageism in the film industry. The 78-year-old is a recipient of numerous accolades, including the SAG Award, Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.

Dame Helen Mirren, recipient of Honorary Golden Bear pose during a photo call during 70th Berlinale International Film Festival in Grand Hyatt in Berlin, Germany on February 27, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

The Oscar-winning actress doesn’t subscribe to ageism in Hollywood. She noted, “Whether you’re 25, 45, or 85, you look great for who you are, not for how old you are.” Helen also wears her hair gray and long, acknowledging that it is an unacceptable thing but she does it to break the rules.

Helen has embraced getting older, saying one of its advantages is getting rid of the ridiculous insecurities she used to hold on to. Now, she tells people to celebrate getting older and not to fight it. “You die young or you get old and I don’t want to die young. I’m too interested in life. It’s wonderful, so celebrate that and enjoy it,” she added.

Richard Dean Anderson and Richard Gere
Richard Dean Anderson got his big break in the daytime drama “General Hospital.” Now retired, Anderson went on to star in other productions such as “MacGyver,” “Pandora’s Clock,” and “Legend.”

Richard Dean Anderson attends the Fan Expo Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada, on September 1, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

The 74-year-old was spotted in 2022 going about in his business in his Malibu neighborhood after a five-and-a-half-year absence from the public. This sighting happened eight days after his 72nd birthday.

Richard Dean Anderson "General Hospital" promotional photo taken in 1979. | Source: Getty Images

Unlike Richard Gere, Anderson is no longer active in the entertainment scene. Richard Dean Anderson is living his older years in Malibu, where he helped design and build his Midwest-style home, which was once featured in Architectural Digest.

Richard Gere is a producer, actor, pianist, and music writer. The multitalented actor has starred in “Pretty Woman,” “American Gigolo,” and “Maybe I Do.” Gere is a humanitarian who has been prominent in “Survival International” advertising campaigns.

At 74, Gere has embraced aging. “I love getting older,” he said. The actor revealed that when his dad was 95, he aspired “to that sort of longevity.” Gere’s dad, Homer George Gere, died aged 100. “Clearly I am not as physically flexible or strong as I was when I was a kid, but I think I am mentally flexible,” added Gere.

Richard Gere is determined to make the most of his older years. He meditates every day and doesn’t let anger linger in him anymore. The actor has also embraced his emotional side. “I don’t find it difficult to cry. The last time I did was two days ago, just thinking about how kind people can be,” he revealed.

Richard Gere attends the German Sustainability Award at Maritim Hotel in Duesseldorf, Germany, on December 7, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Steve Martin and Henry Winkler
Writer, actor, and producer Steve Martin began his writing career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” which earned him an Emmy Award. Steve went on to release comedy albums and perform in front of tens of thousands of people before starting his acting career.

Some of the movies Steve Martin did are “The Pink Panther,” “Love The Coopers,” and “Bringing Down The House.” The Grammy Award-winning star is full of creative ideas at 78. He has worked on “Only Murders in the Building.”

Steve now says he is at another peak of his career and vows to continue showing up. He said, “I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.”

Steve Martin attends the premiere of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 at DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles, California, on June 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images
On the other hand, Henry Winkler’s main aim was to be an actor after he finished college. The actor has a Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and a master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Henry Winkler landed his first major film role in “The Lords of Flatbush” and is now a celebrated entertainer who has won a Golden Globe Award and Emy Awards. The actor is also busy at 78, as in 2023, he released his memoir “Being Henry: The Fonz… and Beyond.”

As for retirement, Henry shared, “You know, people say, ‘Are you gonna retire?’ I don’t even know how to say the word. Working is in my DNA.” The actor added that being an actor and a writer has kept his mind agile and are things he isn’t letting go of soon.

Madonna and Andie MacDowell
Madonna is an ambitious entertainer who never stops reinventing herself. She has bagged the Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Brit Awards, among others in her decades-long career.

Still, her career as an actress and movie director hasn’t received much positive praise. As a singer, she has millions of adoring fans and has sold three hundred million records and CDs.

Madonna attends Billboard Women In Music in New York City, on December 9, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Madonna was awarded Woman of The Year by Billboard Women Music in 2016. The 65-year-old shared that as a woman when one gets older in the entertainment industry it is considered a “sin,” and attracts criticism.

Madonna photographed on September 9, 1998. | Source: Getty Images

“You will be vilified and you will definitely not be played on the radio,” she added. Even with the challenges she faced as a woman who embraced sexuality in Hollywood, Madonna held her head high and continued pursuing her passion. “People say I am so controversial but I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around,” said Madonna.

Andie MacDowell is a producer, writer, and actress. She made history as the first actress in US cinema to achieve consecutive number-one films at the American box office in the same year.

“You will be vilified and you will definitely not be played on the radio,” she added. Even with the challenges she faced as a woman who embraced sexuality in Hollywood, Madonna held her head high and continued pursuing her passion. “People say I am so controversial but I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around,” said Madonna.

Madonna seen attending Mert & Marcus: Works 2001-2014 - VIP party at Mark's Club in London, England, on October 27, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Andie MacDowell is a producer, writer, and actress. She made history as the first actress in US cinema to achieve consecutive number-one films at the American box office in the same year.

The 65-year-old isn’t fazed by aging. She divulged, “Every once in a while, I’ll say to someone, ‘I’m old,’ and they’ll say, ‘No, you’re not!’ Like it’s some horrible thing to say.” Andie MacDowell added that the truth is that she is old and she has no time to waste feeling shame about this.

“I do think there is the importance of seeing beauty at every age and it’s not limited to a certain age,” added Andie. The actress rocks her gray hair and takes good care of her body skin, and brain. She noted, “I want to be old. I’m tired of trying to be young. I don’t want to be young. I’ve been young.”

Andie MacDowell attends the National Women's History Museum's 8th Annual Women Making History Awardsat Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California, on March 8, 2020. | Source: Getty ImagesBarbra Streisand and Joy Behar
Barbra Streisand is 81. She is one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry, holding several titles, including actress, singer, producer, and director. The movie star has won awards such as Oscars, BAFTAs, Daytime Emmy, and Primetime Emmy.

Barbra is also a lover of fashion. She doesn’t believe that people should dress their age. The movie star noted, “People should express themselves and wear whatever they feel on any given day. And that has nothing to do with age.”

Early in her career, wasn’t one to overtly express her sensuality. But now, she can pose in a shirt with no pants to show off her legs. “I was too afraid to be seen that way at that time. Now I’m too old to care,” said the actress, who even in her 80s owns antique dolls, film costumes, vintage clothes, and a Fortuny gown.

Barbra Streisand attends Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx in Conversation at Netflix's FYSEE at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, California, on June 10, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Joy Behar is known for starring in “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” “Hall Pass,” and Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Joy has also been a longtime co-host on the “The View.” The 81-year-old’s career is going strong.

Joy Behar promotional photo for Walt Disney Television in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

Joy Behar said she was happy being part of “The View,” praising it as the most-watched show on daytime television. She added that she was not leaving the show anytime soon. “I just signed a contract so I’ll be here for a while. I have no plans to retire,” she added.

When Joy turned 81, her co-hosts celebrated her birthday live on air but they noted that she is never too excited about it. Joy chipped in, “I can’t get excited. I am just glad to be alive.”

Joy Behar departs "The View" Studios in New York City, on March 22, 2023. | Source: Getty ImagesIn the dynamic world of celebrity, age proves to be just a number for these remarkable duos. From Cher and Sally to Madonna and Andie, they defy conventional aging norms, inspiring fans to embrace every stage of life with grace and purpose. Their talent also truly knows no age limit.

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