Famous folk have an incredible knack for remaining ageless. They just don’t seem to crinkle, cease, and wear and tear like the rest of us eventually do.
But then there are the celebrities who seem to only ever get better with the passing of each year. Whether the result of good genes, expert grooming, expensive beauty treatments, or even the odd nip-tuck, these six stars are more beautiful and more striking now than they were a decade ago…
Beyonce Knowles has never been anything less than a total hottie – but it’s also clear that she’s never looked better. Gone is the dodgy fashion of her Destiny’s Child days and, as displayed at the recent Met Ball in New York wearing Givenchy Couture, Ms Knowles is now definitely approaching goddess territory. That and she still looks significantly younger than her 33 years.
We’re going out on a limb here, but we think that fatherhood and Angelina Jolie have done Brad Pitt a world of good. He may be now 51 (nope, we can’t believe it either), but there’s a certain gentlemanly distinction to the Brad of 2015 that was lacking in his youth. He's busier than ever too: later this year, By The Sea, staring both Jolie and Pitt, will be released – their first collaboration since 2005’s Mr & Mrs Smith.
Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, 41, had oodles of male fans during her Spice Girls days – including her now-husband David Beckham, who spotted her donning a black leather cat-suit in her Say You’ll Be There video and quickly arranged for the pair to meet. However, fast-forward to 2015 and Victoria rarely looks anything less than picture-perfect: she’s found her fashion niche and has established herself as a serious style icon.
Colin Farrell is one of the things that our nation can be proud of – and while we’re sure he turned a few heads during his Ballykissangle days, he’s really coming into his own now. He celebrates his 39th birthday later this month, but we reckon he looks better than he did a decade ago at the height of his fame. A father-of-two, he’s kicked the booze and replaced it with yoga – and it’s a lifestyle that clearly suits him.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini, 31, has just signed a big-money deal to return to the X Factor this year – and she is repeatedly referred to as one of the world’s most beautiful women. She’s always been stunning, but these days she’s definitely looking a lot more groomed. And frankly we’d give our right arm to have a sneak peek inside her surely-extensive wardrobe.
He is in incredible shape for a man of any age – never mind for a guy who’ll turn 44 next month. In his Marky Mark days back in the early Nineties, Mark Walhberg was arguably on wrong side of cringe, but these days he’s sophisticated and suave. His 1992 Calvin Klein advert alongside Kate Moss remains iconic, but we’d take the suited-and-booted Mark of 2015 over his younger self any day.