50 and fit! Stars prove age is just a number with their bikini bodies (2024)

Many stars of today are proving age is no barrier when it comes to looking and feeling your best.

Leading the way is Davina McCall who recently set social media alight when she showed off her figure in a poolside bikini snap.

Elizabeth Hurley has become so famous for her physique she has branched out from acting into owning her own swimwear line.

Other stars including Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum and Salma Hayekall have their own unique ways of staying fit.

MailOnline takes a look at the 50+ celebrities who aren't afraid to showcase their incredible bikini bodies. Here's how they do it...

Davina McCall, 55

There are few among us who are as dedicated to keeping ourselves in as good shape as Davina McCall who has the body of someone half her age

There are few among us who are as dedicated to keeping ourselves in as good shape as Davina McCall who has the body of someone half her age.

At 55-years old, the presenter, a mother-of-three, is in the shape of her life after devoting herself to ritualistic daily workouts - but its not your average hour in a local gym.

Speaking to The Mirror, the My Mum, Your Dad presenter revealed she sets her alarm for 6:15am each day and immediately pulls on her Lycra workout gear, because it motivates her to exercise, even when she doesn't want to.

'I just put on a workout outfit because it means that I’m always ready,' she said. 'If I start my day in civvies I am not going to work out, it’s never going to happen.'

After hopping out of bed at the crack of dawn Davina hits the shower, before applying a variety of gels and patches - prescribed by her doctor to treat issues such as 'brain fog and libido.'

Then comes breakfast, but bacon, eggs and a piping hot cup of coffee are most definitely not on the menu for the health conscious star.

'I have the powdered bovine collagen,' she admitted. 'I’d probably have granola and milk for breakfast, but sometimes, if I’m naughty, I’ll do a crumpet.'

Looking good:'I know you must think it’s a faff, but I do feel normal again and dare I say, sometimes I feel better than I have done in years and years,' she said

Unfortunately the granola comes with some potentially embarrassing consequences - so anyone considering a similar breakfast should probably give lifts and crowded rooms a wide berth.

She warned: 'If you’re new to it, just make sure you’re around friends because it’s very, very farty. It’s just got so much fibre in.'

After breakfast comes a brisk dog walk with family pooch Bo a regular presence on her Instagram account - but it comes with the added burden of weighted gloves

'I use them for walks, for all my exercise – even if I’m using dumbbells, I’ll still wear them,' she said. 'They’re just half a kilogram, but you’ll feel it. They’re the single greatest piece of kit I’ve ever used.'

The presenter also restructures her daily workouts on a regular basis, meaning she's never doing the same routine for too long - a tactic that 'challenges and shocks' the body.

Mealtimes have also been tailored around her healthy lifestyle, with the presenter opting to eat her main meal at lunchtime instead of the more conventional early evening.

Elizabeth Hurley, 59

Elizabeth Hurley has put her love of fitness to good use as she owns her own swimwear line Elizabeth Hurley Beach

Elizabeth's Instagram account is littered with sizzling bikini snaps.

The star has put her love of fitness to good use as she owns her own swimwear line Elizabeth Hurley Beach.

The British actress says the secret to her youthful visage and incredible figure is very simple - she avoids processed foods.

The 59-year old toldThe Sydney Morning Heraldlast month that she does not subscribe to fad diets.

'My tastes are pretty simple – I don't drink weird green juices or anything like that,' she tells the paper.

'I've always watched what I eat, since forever. I've never wanted to eat processed food. Right back to my teens, I've always looked at the labels on food.'

She did however make a new change recently, giving up prepackaged sandwiches.

'I cut all that out over a year ago… I just eat what I would say is very normal, which could be roast chicken, mashed potatoes and a couple of different vegetables. It's definitely not anything new-fangled or weird,' she said.

When it comes to workouts, Elizabeth says she prefers gardening at home to formal exercise.

'I don't go to the gym, but I'm very active… I don't really sit still very much,' she said, adding, 'But I do a lot of gardening – that's quite bendy-downy, picking stuff up!'

Amanda Holden, 53

Amanda Holden never fails to look incredible and is always showing off her enviably youthful skin

Amanda never fails to look incredible and is always showing off her enviably youthful skin.

Shehas previously shared one of the secrets behind her youthful complexion, revealing one beauty treatment she has tried left her looking 'five years younger'.

Amanda gave the beauty treatment a shout out on Instagram. Revealing that she's been having collagen wave facials to help smooth out her skin, the Heart FM radio presenter explained that the procedure gives her an 'incredible lift'.

Following her therapist's suggestion to try a new natural treatment called Morpheus8, the Heart FM star described the results as 'absolutely amazing'.

'I've noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it's much tighter,' she added.

'So I'm more than happy to shout from the rooftops about how brilliant this new treatment is! It's been the best hour investment for looking at least five years younger.'

She has previously shared one of the secrets behind her youthful complexion, revealing one beauty treatment she has tried left her looking 'five years younger'

The star also uses clever make-up tricks to ensure the benefits of her rigorous skincare regime don't go unnoticed.

'In earlier years, her makeup was simpler with only a touch of colour on her eyes, some blush and a bit of lipstick and her eyebrows were also not as filled in and defined,' award-winning make-up artist Stacey Whittaker explained to MailOnline back in 2018.

'In more recent years, Amanda has been a lot more experimental with her makeup, opting for brighter eye shadow shades and dark smokey eyes paired with extra long lashes that allow her eyes to look bigger and brighter – and therefore younger.

'It also looks as though Amanda has started to go for a bit of extra coverage on her skin for a more airbrushed finish.

'Her use of highlighter enables her to look younger, as it prevents her face from looking flat and adds a youthful dimension to her feature.

'One of the biggest makeup trends at the moment is of course contouring and Amanda has definitely embraced this trend the past few years.

Tori Spelling, 51

Tori recently showcased her sizzling bikini body as she hit the beach in Malibu this month

Tori recently showcased her sizzling bikini bodyas she hit the beach in Malibu this month.

The Beverly Hills 90210 starflaunted her incredible physique in a neon two-piece as she frolicked in the surf and sands of the upscale coastal town.

The outing came after Tori revealed the true reason behind the 'gaping hole' between her breasts that has garnered comments for years.

On her most recent misSPELLING podcast. the star fired back after a troll inquired about the 'giant crevice between her t***'.

'I get comments like that for years saying 'Fix that thing between your boobs.' or "what is it, it's like a gaping hole? Tori began.

'It's actually a bone thing, it's called pectus excavatum,' she continued, referring to a chest wall deformity, also referred to as 'funnel chest'' per University of Utah.

In this condition, the sternum and several ribs grow inward abnormally, creating a noticeable indentation — almost resembling a bowl in the center of the chest, according to the outlet.

Torirevealed she used diabetes drugs to shed baby weight after giving birth to her youngest child in 2017

'Anyway, I could get 50 million boob jobs and it wouldn't take this away,' the actress added, as she highlighted her chest area.

She also shared that a silver lining is her ability to hold items like a Red Bull can or even her podcast microphone between the 'gaping hole'

She jokingly refers to as one of her best 'party tricks.'

The cleavage explanation came after the star also revealed she used diabetes drugs to shed baby weight after giving birth to her youngest child in 2017.

During a misSPELLING podcast in April, the actress shared her experience and revealed she started using Mounjaro after Ozempic 'didn't work' for her.

Spelling said that she was 'lucky' with shedding some pounds after having her first four kids but decided to try out diabetes drugs when she 'couldn't lose' the baby weight after having her son Beau, now seven.

Salma Hayek, 57

Salma Hayek has previously credited meditation with helping her to maintain her famous physique

Salma has previously credited meditation with helping her to maintain her famous physique.

Meditation is a practice that uses mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness for a stable state.

'I really believe it is. People say it's exercising. I think it's meditation,' she told ET this week.

'You have to find your way. For me, exercising is hard,' she admitted. 'It's really, really difficult to have the discipline to do it. But meditation is a walk in the park, because it's my own form of it.'

The actress meditates every day and she enjoys sitting 'in a moment with yourself.'

In July, while speaking on Kelly Ripa's SiriusXM podcast Let's Talk Off Camera, Salma strongly denied ever using Botox after Kelly asked her about her gorgeous complexion.

During a past interview with Glamour in February, the actress said she has positive feelings towards getting older

She claimed that she could meditate for 'hours' after developing her own technique, which she found more helpful than trying to completely clear her mind, 'because you don't feel the time, and it's so much fun.'

However, she did admit to using radio frequency and micro-frequency machines, which she believed help to tighten her skin and help prevent the appearance of significant wrinkles.

During a past interview with Glamour in February, the actress said she has positive feelings towards getting older.

'I thought getting older meant I wasn't going to work; I'm working. I thought getting older maybe meant that you're not in love anymore; I'm in love,' Hayek gushed to the outlet.

Jennifer Lopez, 54

Jennifer has been famous for her curves since she first entered the limelight in the 1990s

Jennifer has been famous for her curves since she first entered the limelight in the 1990s.

Her trainers Dodd Romero and Tracy Anderson recently spoke to Us Weekly about how the 54-year-old Bronx native stays in such great shape.

'Jennifer's in better shape now than she's ever been,' Romero told the site. 'She's tough [and] really doesn't ever complain about anything. Wherever I tell her to go, she'll go.'

The Hustlers actress works out three days a week with Romero, he said, and she often mixes up her workout routines to keep it fresh.

Jenifer said on Live With Kelly and Mark in May: 'I just finished [filming] a movie called Kiss of the Spider Woman where it was all singing and dancing, which was equal parts exhilarating and exhausting as well,' she told hosts Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

'I'm the thinnest I've ever been. I'm in fighting shape right now.'

Now her trainers have detailed how she works out. Her resistance training is hard.

Lopez includes three sets of hanging ab raises, rope crunches and weighted sumo-style plié squats, the site shared.

The trainer also shared that JLo likes to tone her glutes. Her favorite workout is a 'supportive lunge.'

She is also known to drop by the Tracy Anderson Method gym in LA.

Heidi Klum, 51

Heidi has credited her iconic figure to a low-fat breakfast of three poached eggs in a warm chicken broth, and told her followers that she doesn't eat more than 900 calories a day

Heidi has credited her iconic figure to a low-fat breakfast of three poached eggs in a warm chicken broth, and told her followers that she doesn't eat more than 900 calories a day.

Asked by a fan to share her weight, Heidi confidently dusted off a pair of scales, joking: 'It must have gotten completely dusty. It's definitely not possible anymore.'

Stepping on, a curious Heidi waited to see what it would show, revealing she weighs 138 pounds, the equivalent of 62.5 kilograms, or nine stone and 12lbs.

Heidi previous said that she no longer follows a 'disciplined' diet despite struggling with food in the past.

She told Red Magazine she's finally 'happy with who I am' as she touched on being able to 'just pick the right things' when it comes to her eating habits.

'I feel happy with who I am and how I am. If I wasn't, I would change it', Heidi shared. 'I wear the pants I want to wear and I live my life so I can.

'In the beginning, I had to [be disciplined about food] and now I'm just so used to it. There are so many choices, just pick the right things. Because then you don't have the struggle.'

Tess Daly, 55

Tess Daly has previously insisted that age is merely a number, that there's not necessarily a magic product she uses to look so youthful and that it's all in the mind

Busy wife and mother-of-two Tess continues to defy age despite her hectic schedule at home and work, much to the fascination of her fans.

Tess has previously insisted that age is merely a number, that there's not necessarily a magic product she uses to look so youthful and that it's all in the mind.

Speaking to MailOnline in 2000 she said: 'Part of it is being in denial and forgetting I'm 50!

'And honestly, I am not being smug but I just don't feel any different. I feel the same as I ever did.

'I have kids - one of them is 10, so I'm always in the park with her. That keeps me young and active and on-the-go. Having children means the childhood spirit is well and truly still alive. But honestly, I don't feel any different!'

Tess went on: 'It's about your brain and mentality. You really are what you feel.

'I am not someone who goes. 'right now it's time for grey hair and glasses' just because I am getting older. Some people talk themselves into it.

'I am lucky to do a job I love, and have a young family, and work out and look after myself. Yeah, the wrinkles are there but I just try not to focus on them so much. Beacuse what can you do?'

Tess said that her industry doesn't help in making women feel less wary of their ages, but that it helps her to fight back against ageism.

'Women - and not just in show-business - are forced to start defending their age at a certain age. You can scour an interview about a chap off the telly and his age might not be mentioned at all. Women's ages are usually listed in the first line. So ageism is alive and well in the world of showbiz.'

On her approach to eating she has said: 'I've always been into eating well and love how your fridge can be like your own pharmacy. I'm obsessed with ginger because it's antiviral and boosts immunity, and put it into juices and make tea with it. However, I also love cake and chocolate.

'People sometimes ask: 'Do you not eat sweets?' And I say: 'Are you kidding!' I'll have cheeky snacks, but that's fine because I do it in moderation. And I'm too busy to be unwell, so I take a vitamin gummy daily.'

Paulina Porizkova, 59

Paulina Porizkova was one of the top models of the 1980s and her physique remains the envy of many

Paulina was one of the top models of the 1980s and her physique remains the envy of many.

The Czech beauty is not afraif to showcase her figure and previously bared all on the cover of Los Angeles magazine in 2021.

In an accompanying interview, she opened up about how she has learned to embrace her appearance as it has changed over the years while hitting back at those who suggest she should 'retire' from the public eye because she is over 50.

'Most of the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive,' she said of the response to her candid posts on Instagram, where she regularly shares makeup-free selfies, bikini snaps, and the occasional nude photo of herself.

'But the negative ones have been so mean. They're like, "You're so desperate," or, "It's time to retire, grandma." But I looked at those pictures of myself without makeup or without clothes, and I just thought, "Hey, I look pretty good for my age."'

Sharing her cover on Instagram, she once again shut down any ageist critics, writing: 'For all of you who have an issue with an older woman celebrating her body and age, there is an unfollow button. Don’t make an a** of yourself by showing us all you don’t know how to use it.'

Although she now feels comfortable and confident 'celebrating her body and age,' Porizkova admitted to the publication that it took some time for her to come to terms with how the rest of the world views her as a woman in her 50s — especially when compared to the attention she once received as a young supermodel.

Paulinahas learned to embrace her appearance as it has changed over the years

The model has publicly embraced her natural looks, regularly celebrating her wrinkles online while speaking out against trolls who bash her for posting risqué images of herself.

Porizkova, who has never had any form of plastic surgery or injections, further detailed her thoughts on cosmetic procedures during her interview.

She explained that she 'used to be very judgmental' about it when she was younger, but she has since adjusted her opinion.

'I don’t blame anybody for wanting to look younger,' she said. 'I understand doing a bit of Botox, a little bit of filler, to feel good about yourself because looking younger is more accepted by society.'

However, Paulina urged people to focus their efforts on changing society's views on aging, rather than trying to adjust their own appearance in order to fit narrow and outdated standards of beauty.

'Really, the way to fix [society’s attitudes about aging] isn’t to try to look younger — it’s to get the world to embrace older people the way we are,' she insisted.

Elle Macpherson, 60

She became known as 'The Body' during her modelling career so it's no surprise Elle Macpherson continues to turn heads with her enviable frame

She became known as 'The Body' during her modelling career so it's no surprise Elle Macpherson continues to turn heads with her enviable frame.

Speaking to Body and Soul, the supermodel and mother revealed her health and wellness habits that keep her body in top shape.

Her regime includes yoga in the sun, supplements, a four-minute workout, 'breath work and sound healing' as well as a cup of tea to keep her energy up in the afternoon.

Elle said the first thing she does when she wakes up is 'smile', as she starts her day as soon as the sun is up and hydrates with a glass of filtered water with lime.

'I'll then get outside and put my feet on the earth to ground. I do some yoga in the morning sun or Dr Zach's Four Minute Workout to stimulate nitric oxide,' she said.

'Sometimes I'll go for a cold plunge afterwards followed by a matcha in the sunshine before getting ready for my day.'

Elle also does daily meditation in the morning for 25 minutes and 'breath practice' to take care of her 'mind body and spirit'.

Elle'sregime includes yoga in the sun, supplements, a four-minute workout, 'breath work and sound healing' as well as a cup of tea to keep her energy up in the afternoon

The mum-of-two always chooses to exercise outside and in nature by hiking, biking, swimming or 'simply sitting in the fresh air and sunshine'.

She said she has no set schedule when it comes to exercise and prefers to 'go with the flow' and swears by regular sessions in her infrared sauna as well as a cold plunge to 'reset'.

A 'big believer in energy healing', Elle revealed she books regular appointments for acupuncture, chiropractic, breath work and sound healing as well as Russian Banyas, an ancient tradition of steam bathing with a wood stove burning dry tree or herb branches called veniks.

Elle adheres to a plant-based diet, prefers homemade meals made 'with love', and buys all her groceries locally grown and organic, handpicked from her local farmer's market.

One of her favourite weeknight dinners is miso mushroom soup with Japanese sweet potato.

An 'essential' part of Elle's day and to beat the 3pm slump is to perform a tea ceremony with her favourites being Rooibos tea in vanilla and earl grey.

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