They are pretty, mature and popular. They excel in their profession and are at the top of their careers. They have nothing to envy the young starlets who jostle behind them to take over. Here are the most beautiful actresses of 40 years old and more.

Julianne Moore – 54 years old – We saw her recently in “Still Alice”, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Charlotte Gainsbourg – 43 years old – She has just joined the cast of the movie “Independance Day 2” and was recently seen in the comedy drama “Samba”.

Monica Bellucci – 50 years – She is currently filming “Spectrum”, the 24 th installment of the James Bond franchise, and was recently seen in “The Wonders” Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 2104.

Lena Headey – 41 – She plays Queen Cersei Lannister in the popular “Games of Throne” series and was seen last year in “300: Rise of an Empire”.

Jennifer Aniston – Age 46 – Recently featured in the comedy “Horrible Bosses 2” and in the “Cake” drama, which earned her nominations for the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance .

Sofia Vergara – 42 years old – She plays the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the series “Modern Family” and we saw in 2014 in the comedy drama “Chef” alongside Jon Favreau.

Naomi Watts – 46 years old – She is part of the cast of the movie “Birdman” who recently won the Oscar for best film. She will soon be appearing alongside Ben Stiller in “While We’re Young”, which is coming to Québec on April 10.

Gwyneth Paltrow – 42 – She has come a long way since her Academy Award for best actress for her role in “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999. We saw her last January in “Mortdecai” alongside Johnny Depp and we hope for a possible return for “Iron Man 4” in the role of Pepper Potts.

Halle Berry – Age 48 – In 2001, she was the first African-American actress to win an Oscar in the category of best actress for her role in “Monster’s Ball”. Last year, she took over the role of Storm in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

Meryl Streep – 65 years old – She is the oldest of this compilation but also the performer who has received the most nominations for Oscars with 19 citations. She has also won three Academy Awards. We saw her recently in the movie “Into the Woods” for which she received a nomination.

Other actresses who were considered for this list:

Sandra Bullock

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Connelly

Rachel Weisz

Catherine Keener

Marisa Tomei

Sophie Marceau

Christie Brinkley

And you, what are your favorite actresses 40 years and older?