Oldies But Goodies: The Celebs You Thought Have Retired But Are Still Very Much Active
Do you ever think about Hollywood’s famous celebs who were part of the Golden Age era? Maybe most of us have already concluded that they have either passed away or they are already in retirement. It is very much fascinating to know that these living legends are still very active, handsome, and beautiful at their old age. Here’s a list of our A-listers from the Golden era of Hollywood and the latest news about them.
Sam Elliott, 75 Years Old
First on our list is southern actor Sam Elliott. Elliott is known for his good physical assets namely: his lanky physique, full mustache, and deep, resonant voice. He is famous for playing a cowboy or rancher in most of the films he is a part of. He is known for the following movies: Gettysburg, Roadhouse, and Tombstone. The second role he got for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is his most memorable one.
It was because of those roles that he had met his future wife, the beautiful actress Katherine Ross. They have been happily married since 1984. They have a daughter named Cleo Rose. Cleo Rose now resides in Malibu, California, and is now a musician. The couple must have maintained a good credit score as they have a ranch in the seaside of Malibu. Elliot also has a property in Willamette Valley, Oregon, and right after the death of his mother in 2012, he was able to inherit his childhood home in the northeastern part of the state of Portland.
Johnny Crawford, 74 Years Old
The Mickey Mouse Club produced many stars that span many generations and one of the earlier legends from the show was Johnny Crawford. Maybe you know about Johnny Crawford very well. Just like many talents from the show, so Crawford’s career began as a child actor. he can sing, dance, and has a great deal of talent across the board–he’s a one-man show! His main income comes from his singles and acting in different roles. His outstanding performance in the Musketeers brought fame and value to his life.
His Hollywood stock went up a notch after playing the role of Mark McCain in The Rifleman but he later opted for private life. Johnny Crawford is not only an actor but also a great musician. From the looks of things, he’s placed a couple of investments that secured his future, so we’re sure he’ll be secure even if he’s not working in Hollywood anymore.
Sandra Bullock, 56 Years Old
Sandra Bullock is one of the A-list stars in Hollywood, thanks to great talent and success. She used to be the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. She, too, was People’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2015. Bullock was also part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010. With her worldwide success, her incredible talent never went unnoticed. She is a receiver of recognitions from different award-giving bodies.
Aside from her colorful and successful career, Bullock is also into making investments. She is the woman behind the production company Fortis Films and the producer of some of her movies like Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and All About Steve. Bullock is also the executive producer of the ABC sitcom George Lopez. Not only that, Sandra Bullock, who has been a public supporter of the American Red Cross, has donated at least $1 million to the organization.
Salma Hayek, 54 Years Old
Salma Hayek may be a Mexican, but she managed to conquer the entertainment scene in America. Other than being an actress, Salma is also known for being a producer. Although she started her career in Mexico, doing Mexican telenovelas and films, she ultimately moved to Hollywood. She quickly rose to international prominence with the movies Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West, and Dogma, to name a few.
Her breakthrough role came in the movie Frida, portraying the famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life. Who else would best represent this role but a fellow Mexican actress, right? To her credits, she received several nominations for this movie alone, not to mention it met widespread attention worldwide as well as critical and commercial success. Salma is not only an actress, but also an entrepreneur. She has her own production company and cosmetics brand. She also makes money from commercials.
Barbara Walters, 90 Years Old
Barbara Walter made a name in the world of broadcasting. She gained worldwide success for her abilities to interview people that eventually earned her respect and popularity among viewers and her peers. During her colorful career, from 1952 to 2015, Walters hosted a lot of TV programs like Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News. Her career now spans over six decades, and still, she showed no sign of slowing down.
However, in 2013, news emerged Walters was planning to retire in 2014. A few months later, the journalist confirmed the story, and her retirement came effective in May 2014. Anyhow, at the time, she continued to be The View’s executive producer. She was only away from the front of the camera, but continuously received credits behind it. She gai ned worldwide success for her abilities to interview people that eventually earned her respect and popularity among viewers and her peers.
Meghan Markle, 39 YEARS OLD
Ever since Meghan Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry, she has left the entertainment world. She also shut down her social media account and moved into the U.K. to be with the love of her life but later returned to the U.S. after she and her husband decided to step back from their royal roles. They both aim to live a private life, trying their best to keep things as personal as possible.
However, despite their efforts, the Duke of Duchess of Sussex remains to be a hot topic. They are still in the headlines almost every single day, and a lot of paparazzi are surrounding their house, even though they may have installed the best home security system to keep them and their kid, Archie, safe. Hopefully, the couple will finally attain the privacy that they have been longing for.
Jack Nicholson, 83 Years Old
Jack Nicholson has been regarded as one of the top A-list actors in Hollywood for many years. In his more than half a century of acting career, Jack Nicholson is known to the audience for his many challenging roles, such as Batman’s villain clown. He seems to be able to handle a large number of paranoid and even neurotic characters, and has won 12 Oscar nominations, making him the most nominated actor in history. He had tons of awards and got so much respect in the industry because of the ingenious way he portrays his characters.
No doubt that’s also the reason many of his fans use their credit cards just to watch his movies. However, he’s been quiet lately and that made us wonder whether this means he’s hanging his working gloves and pursuing a peaceful life outside the busy glitz and glamour of Hollywood. After all, he deserves all the breaks he can get.
Raquel Welch, 80 YEARS OLD
Classic movie lovers will surely know Raquel Welch. Thanks to her incredible allure and charm, the now 80-year-old star used to conquer the silver screen back in the 1960s. Some of her movie credits in the past are One Million Years B.C., 100 Rifles, and Fantastic Voyage. These films helped her gain incredible attention that ultimately resulted in getting a contract with 20th Century Fox.
From these films, Welch’s acting career dramatically changed as she started to drop movie after movie. She then had another agreement with the British studio Hammer Film Productions that helped her rise to international stardom. The degree of her fame is beyond belief that she has remained to be a significant part of the entertainment industry until today. And the awards she has won are undoubtedly a recognition of her career. In addition, Welch has made small achievements in beauty and fitness. Welch, a businesswoman, also opened a line of jewelry and skin care products.
Betty White, 98 Years Old
Do you remember her? Betty White is an American actress and comedian known professionally by her maiden name. Well-loved Betty White started in radio doing small jobs in the 1940s. Movie executives were not impressed with her looks as she was not photogenic for them. You may find this tale unbelievable but this is definitely true. White is a pet lover and animal health advocate who has worked with animal organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo board.
She currently holds the title for the longest-running career of a female on TV and has no plans yet of retiring for good. She is well-known for TV shows namely The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, and a lot more else. She was also popular for game shows such as Password, The Hollywood, and Match Game. She has an estimated net worth of $75M which is more than enough to fund multiple investments if she decides to retire permanently.
Erika Eleniak, 51 YEARS OLD
Guys from the 1990s will surely remember the alluring beauty of Erika Eleniak. She used to grace a sexy magazine back then and was also a part of the hit TV series Baywatch and the iconic film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Of course, her works are not only limited to these projects. She is a former model who has starred in different films in the said era, like The Blob, Under Siege, and The Beverly Hillbillies.
At 51, Erika is still young and can keep pace with the younger actress and actors of today. She can effortlessly prove she still has it, especially with her astonishing acting talent, timeless beauty, and ageless body. The celebrity remains to be active in the industry, although her last movie credit is from the 2018 movie Cor Values. By the looks of it, all Erika need is a new project where she can show what she still got.
Jaclyn Smith, 75 Years Old
It is quite hard to believe that Jaclyn Smith, one-third of the original Charlie’s Angels cast, is 75 years old today. It only feels like yesterday that this stunning actress played the role of Kelly Garrett. Although it has been decades since she starred in the iconic TV series, alongside Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett-Majors and later Cheryl Ladd, the name she had made then remained to be one of the most important parts of her career.
Her role was so iconic she reprised it with cameo appearances after 22 years in the 2003 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and after 38 years in 2019’s Charlie’s Angels. This only proved that Jaclyn is yet to leave the entertainment industry with her continuous work. Anyhow, although we rarely see Jaclyn on either the big or small screens, she manages to stay afloat by entering the business world and putting her investment into good use.
Barbi Benton, 70 YEARS OLD
Barbi Benton made a lot to her name when she was still part of the entertainment world. She used to grace a famed magazine back then, a regular part of the comedy series Hee Haw and recorded several successful albums. She is a retired model, actress, singer, songwriter, and TV personality who made noise from the 1970s to the early 1980s.
Despite her success back then, the 70-year-old decided to leave everything behind and turn her back from the show business to look after her kids. She got married to George Gardow in 1979 and shared two kids. She received a lot of credit for this decision, but fans would surely miss her great acting talent, not to mention her incredible beauty on their TV screens. The Jewish lady had earned a lot of fame and fortune with her work she had put into her career. There is no doubt that she will continue to shine in her field of expertise, whether it is career or family.
Cher, 74 Years Old
Cher is a music icon. She is the Goddess of Pop, who has a career spanning almost six decades. The singer-actress receives credits for embodying female autonomy in the industry mostly dominated by men. Aside from her incredible music, talent, and voice, she also rose to prominence for adopting different styles and appearances throughout her long-standing career. Her unique personal style naturally won her the highest honor. She was one of the few artists to win three of the four major entertainment awards in the United States.
To date, the pop sensation has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists in the world. She also has a long list of achievements and accolades: from the music scene, movie world, and even the fashion universe. Cher also breaks and makes a lot of records in music history. She also knows how to give back by doing different philanthropic works.
John Travolta, 66 Years Old
John Travolta rose to stardom in the 1970s. He used his talent in dancing, singing, and acting as his insurance to reach the top, and so he did. The actor first appeared in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and then did the successful box-office films Saturday Night Fever and Grease. However, in the 1980s, he experienced a decline in his acting career.
But with an excellent actor like him, he rose to his two feet again in the 1990s, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s iconic film Pulp Fiction. From here, he began to make a lot of movies again, from one film to another, like Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and more. Oh, and in case you did not know, Travolta is also a private pilot and owns four aircraft.
Kim Novak, 87 Years Old
Entertainer Kim Novak has been featured in numerous Hollywood movies alongside well-known actors in the business, including Frank Sinatra, William Holden, and Kirk Douglas. She is most known for playing Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock’s exemplary film Vertigo, with James Stewart as her on-screen partner. She has also won many awards in the film industry, including two Golden Globes Awards, an Honorary Golden Bear Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.
Despite the fact that retirement came right on time for the star, it was just as well since she needed to concentrate on another passion of hers, visual arts. Now Novak continues to work with photographers, poets and visual arts, painting Impressionist and surrealist paintings, and holding his own exhibition. She looks better than before. People have speculated that she’s had cosmetic surgery done because her face has changed dramatically. She has earned $15M from all her earnings in Hollywood and from her investments
Barbara Eden, 88 Years Old
Even to this day, the hit 1960s television series I Dream of Jeannie is still considered a classic by Hollywood standards, and they couldn’t be more right. One of the reasons for its success is the iconic performances of the actors in the lead roles, one of whom is beautiful Barbara Eden. As an actress, she has appeared in various films and TV series. She had been involved in various performances in the early stages of her career, such as I love Lucy, The Johnny Carson Show, and Father Knows Best.
She became a prominent figure because of that show, and no one can argue that her influence made her a huge deal not only in Hollywood but in the whole entertainment scene as well. She was even awarded a degree in law from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.
Princess Caroline, 63 Years Old
Caroline is the Princess of Hanover. She is the eldest child of Rainier III, Princess of Monaco, and the ever beautiful Grace Kelly. She used to be the presumptive heiress of to the throne of Monaco until her niece, Princess Gabriella, and nephew, Prince Jacques, was born. Today, Caroline is happily married to Ernst August, Prince of Hanover.
Aside from being a princess, Caroline has been known for her advocacies and incredible talent in writing. In 1981, she wrote an essay, titled Home, using the byline Caroline de Grimaldi. Here, she said she longed for the Mediterranean, although she knew she belonged in Monaco. She also has interests in horseback riding, swimming, and skiing. To some degree, just like her mom, she is considered to be an international fashion icon and one of the best-dressed women in the world. Even today, at the age of 63, Princess Caroline has been named one of the most fashionable members of the royal family in Europe.
Tippi Hedren, 90 Years Old
Nathalie Kay “Tippi” Hedren is considered a top brass actress and model, especially back in her day. She was first discovered by the legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in a TV ad during the ’60s. Over the course of her career, she managed to pull off more than 80 film and television credits under her wing and cashed in a couple of awards along the way.
She’s entered her nineties recently this year but still continues to make a glorious name for herself as one of the prime endorsers of Gucci’s jewelry and timepieces. She even received another set of accolades to her name because of her past work as an animal rights advocate. So Tippi Hedren is not only an American actress and former fashion model, but also an animal rights activist. She spent more than ten years to raise people’s awareness of wild animals and plants.
Kelly Ripa, 49 Years Old
Before Kelly Ripa made a name as a talk show host and a journalist, she was once an actress and a dancer. She rose to prominence as Hayley Vaughan on the soap opera All My Children and Faith Fairfield on the sitcom Hope & Faith. In 2001, she started to be the co-host of the syndicated talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan. In 2014, Ripa was hailed as one of the Most Powerful People in Media.
Aside from working hard in front of the camera, she is making some investments behind the scenes. Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have their own production company, Milojo, a combined name of their kids, Michael, Lola, and Joaquin. Today, Ripa is continuously making a name as a talk show host. As she has been hosting daytime talk shows for many years, she is believed to have accumulated a lot of wealth.
Susan Sarandon, 73 Years Old
Susan Abigail Sarandon is not only known for her excellent acting and her top-notch money management skills, but she also shows potential when it comes to social and political advocacies. For those who didn’t know, Sarandon used to be a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award for her efforts.
Her talents surely are surely as high as can be, and they allowed her to grow into something more than just a typical actress. Sarandon also snapped up an apartment in Brooklyn for $900,000, in a relatively good location and with its own parking garage. Susan Abigail Sarandon is not only known for her excellent acting and her top-notch money management skills, but she also shows potential when it comes to social and political advocacies. For those who didn’t know, Sarandon used to be a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award for her efforts.
Clint Eastwood, 90 Years Old
Can you imagine Hollywood without the legendary Clint Eastwood? Well, it would be boring to a certain degree and we would have a history excised of the iconic moments of Dirty Harry. As anyone knows, he’s an excellent actor, he can act, sing, and can even work behind the scenes as a director. Mr. Eastwood is the complete package.
He’s currently in his mid-90s, and just like his movie Gran Torino, his tank is showing no signs of slowing down. Most people his age will choose to live the life of a retiree, but Eastwood seems to have other plans up his sleeve. Eastwood has received numerous awards and nominations for his work in film, television, and music. He had a lifelong passion for music, especially jazz, country and Western music. He has been the most widely seen in film, winning awards such as the Academy Awards, the Directors Guild Of America Awards, the Golden Globes and the People’s Choice Awards.
Elisabeth Shue, 56 Years Old
Elisabeth Shue has starred in a lot of movies in the 1980s, making her a big star during that era. She is known for the films The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future II, Back to the Future III, and more. She has been part of the most iconic movies in history, showing her excellent acting skills that also earned her several acting awards and nominations.
She has also made different TV series, like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for five years, a supporting role on Battles of the Sexes, and a series regular on The Boys. Shue also made an investment by being an executive producer of Constance, along with Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey. Shue married film director Davis Guggenheim in 1994. The couple have three children.
Denise Austin, 63 Years Old
The fitness instructor Denise Austin is one of the most well-known personalities in her field. Her reputation hit an all-time high during the late ’80s thanks to her series of workout videos. From the looks of things, her degree in physical education from California State University didn’t go to waste.She has been teaching, making fitness shows, making sports videos, and writing books and columns about exercise and staying healthy.
Austin is known for her emphasis on staying fit naturally, emphasizing that she herself exercises only about 30 minutes a day and does not skip meals. She’s currently not as busy as she used to be, and we think that’s a good thing for her since she’ll have all the time in the world to spend with her kids. She’s currently 63 years old, and her looks can still be compared to a lady decades younger than her age suggests.
Samantha Fox, 54 Years Old
Samantha Fox rose to prominence as a former model, dubbed as Page 3 in 1986. At the time, she became the most famous pin-up girl of her era and one of the most photographed British women in the 1980s. With these credits, the model gradually achieved her dream, being a singer, songwriter, and actress as well. She then became a pop music artist, debuting her single Touch Me (I Want Your Body) in the same year as 1986.
The song topped in 17 countries, followed by three other hit songs. Of course, her talent never went unnoticed, receiving different accolades and nominations. Her success paved the way to maker her part of the big and small screens. She even worked as a TV presenter. She also appeared in many movies and reality TV shows and occasionally worked as a TV presenter.
Fabio, 61 Years Old
Although his real name is Fabio Lanzoni, fans have known him as Fabio. He is an Italian-American actor who makes a name as a fashion model and spokesman for a lot of causes. But if there’s one thing that he is most famous for, it is being a romance novel cover model from the 1980s to the 1990s. He also dominated the small and big screens, appearing on the syndicated TV series Acapulco H.E.A.T.
He also received credits for being featured in calendar posters and leading the fragrance campaign for Versace’s Mediterraneum. In commercials, he did some for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. He was also part of The Bold and the Beautiful, Step by Step, Ned’s Declassified, and Big Time Rush, among others. It is worth mentioning that Fabio has never been married and admits that he has only one love in his life.
Sophia Loren, 85 Years Old
Sophia Loren is considered to be an A-list actress and she proved she’s worthy of the title time and time again with her excellent track record and top-notch acting skills. During her teenage years, her beauty allowed her to grab a spot in the 1950s Miss Italia pageant. From then on, she worked her way towards the entertainment scenes. Her famous film appearances include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
Her choice was perfect for her and it brought her recognition and gave her a truckload of fortune that will easily keep her credit score in the green zone. For those who love to see her on-screen, Loren will be appearing in the upcoming movie The Life Ahead. A famed star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, she was named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Richard Chamberlain, 86 Years Old
For those who don’t know, Richard Chamberlain played the very first Jason Bourne in the original made-for-TV film The Bourne Identity. He also became the talk of the town during the ’60s, thanks to his status as a teen idol while he was working for the medical drama series Dr. Kildare. In his long career, Chamberlain has also won many awards, including the Golden Globe Award for best TV star and the “most popular male star” Photography Award for three consecutive years.
Chamberlain has appeared in many popular small TV series, such as thorn birds. These appearances earned him the nickname “king of mini series”. He’s now in his mid-80s but is showing no signs of slowing down. After spending most of his active years in the industry, he managed to pull off some good investments just like the gorgeous oceanfront beach house in Maui island, which he eventually sold off for a hefty price.
Catherine Bell, 52 Years Old
The gorgeous actress and model Catherine Bell will always be remembered for her role as Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie in the hit television series JAG. Bell’s acting career mostly revolved around the military and coincidentally, she also appeared following the life of Denise Sherwood in Army Wives. Born in London, Bell moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was three years old. With her success in modeling, she soon started her acting career.
Although she’s not as ubiquitous on television as she used to, her excellent money management skills allowed her to accumulate a lot of money. Bell is proficient in Persian and English. She likes motorcycles, skiing, snowboarding and Taekwondo. Her hobbies include cross stitch and making model cars. As she said herself, she was a tomboy from a young age and loved skateboarding and football. The reason for her success lies in her greatest dedication and passion for everything she does in life.
Kathie Lee Gifford, 67 Years Old
Fans will surely remember Kathie Lee Gifford as the co-host of the famous talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, opposite Regis Philbin, for 15 years. Although her stint on this show already ended in 2000, she continued to bless viewers with her great hosting talent for 11 years with Hoda Kotb on the fourth hour of NBC’s Today. Aside from hosting, which is just one of Kathie’s too many skills, the 67-year-old personality is also a singer, songwriter, author, and occasional actress.
Don’t be surprised if you see Kathie getting movie credits, especially in the new romantic comedy film Then Came You, as she occasionally acts. Here, Kathie worked with some of Hollywood’s best stars, like Elizabeth Hurley Craig Ferguson and Ford Kiernan.Kathie Lee Gifford is also busy developing a series of new projects – personal business, including a new brand of wine and an early musical based on her film, according to DuJour magazine.
Gladys Knight, 76 Years Old
Ms. Knight, who was also known as the “Empress of the Soul” is a famed singer-songwriter/actress who has garnered a total of 7 Grammys. She has ruled the music era in the 60s, 70s, and 80s with her brother and cousins through their Gladys Knight & the Pips.She is the voice behind the global hit That’s What Friends Are For.
She also sang Midnight Train to Georgia, which was the official soundtrack of the James Bond film, License to Kill, which starred Timothy Dalton as James Bond. Rolling Stones has enlisted her as part of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Her name was also enshrined into Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The following year, 1997, she was included in the Rock and Roll Fame. She has a whopping net worth of $28M which is more than enough to pay for plumbing services whenever she needs one.
Pierce Brosnan, 67 Years Old
Pierce Brosnan doesn’t need any introduction as his success already speaks for itself, but here is what the new generation of movie lovers need to know about him. Pierce is an Irish actor, film producer, and environmental activist who became known for playing the iconic role of James Bond. He starred in four James Bond films, starting in 1995 and ending in 2002. For the seven years that he played the part of the famous fictional secret agent, he did it perfectly with all his glory.
Pierce doesn’t only get a lot of credits for this role alone. He has made a lot of movies since then, and the latest is as Sam Carmichael in Catherine Johnson’s movie series Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. In every role that he plays, Pierce always leaves an incredible mark.
Reba McEntire, 65 Years Old
In her heyday, Reba McEntire donned many hats, being most known as a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. In the world of country music, she once became, to her credit, the biggest-selling female singer of her time, churning out hit after hit. Now that she is 63, she doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit while sticking to producing gospel albums. She even hosted the 53rd Country Music Awards in April of 2018.
As an actress, McEntire has been involved in the film industry since the 1990s. Since then, she has also been nominated for the Golden Globe for her roles in Broadway revival’s Annie get your gun and TV sitcom Reba.McEntire is not only one of the most influential female singers in country music, but also one of the most popular artists. For 40 years, her music has been highly praised, and she keeps her success by constantly integrating modern music sounds without changing her traditional voice.
Julie Andrews, 84 Years Old
World-famous actress Julie Andrews still remains as beautiful as ever. She is now 84 years old. She is remembered for her roles in Princess Diaries, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.She recently voiced the character of Gru’s mother for the movie Despicable Me 3. She was also seen in Aquaman in 2018 with Jason Momoa. Andrews has won many awards such as the Academy Award. In addition to her musical career, she is the author of children’s books and has published two autobiographies.
Andrews also sings and when we say she sings, that means she is a good singer. She is a writer at the same time. The most recent book she has co-written was The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.Truly a multi-talented woman. She has an estimated net worth of $45M which can be a source of money once she decides to do investments when she permanently retires.
Rhonda Fleming, 96 Years Old
Rhonda Fleming is often called “The Queen of Technicolor” by her peers in the industry because of her extraordinary beauty and unparalleled talent. She’s been around for a while and has forty film credits, mostly from the ‘40s and ‘50s. She was also known as the most charming actress of the time. Recently, she made the transition towards living a private life.
However, she still sparingly appears in films, and has done so over the years but nothing as significant as her career back in the day. Well, that wouldn’t spell any troubles, especially for her finances since she’s got it covered. She’s now living privately alongside her loved ones and closest friends in the comfort of her retirement time. Fleming has worked for many charities and served on committees of many related organizations.
Kevin Costner, 65 Years Old
Kevin Costner can be considered an entertainment genius, as he can work in different fields. Aside from being a great actor, he is also a director, producer, and musician. Costner has received several awards, ranging from the Academy, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild awards with his laudable talent. He has not only conquered the silver screen from the early days to today, but he has also dominated the small screen. Today, he mostly gets the credits for being part of the drama series Yellowstone, playing the role of John Dutton.
In addition to his prolific career, Costner is also a singer. He is a part of Kevin Costner & Modern West– a country-rock band he founded with his wife, Christine Baumgartner.Costner’s journey from the bottom to the top was really an inspiring journey, and he worked hard to get there.
Catherine Bach, 66 Years Old
Her name rings a bell, right? And yes you have guessed it right. You have already seen her with her most iconic role to date as Daisy Duke in the TV series the Dukes of Hazzard. She was actually told not to audition as people from the Dukes of Hazzard were said to be looking for a Dolly Parton lookalike. Even though she’s no Dolly look-alike she was able to bag the role as she got the charm and personality they were looking for, plus her beautifully-shaped body.
To date, she is now 66 years old and is still very active in the industry since 1974. The most recent roles she has bagged were The Breakup Girl and Book of Fire. She has been recently seen on TV too for My Best Friend in 2016. She has an estimated worth of $10M which is more than enough to pay for credit cards just in case she goes over the limit once she swipes her card.
Joanne Woodward, 90 Years Old
The famous Joanne Woodward has a 60-year-old career to boot. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards which includes an Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA, and three Emmy Awards. She also has numerous nominations. Her career started in TV shows and skyrocketed when she signed a deal with 20th Century Fox which gave her roles in films.
She met the love of her life in Hollywood too. Her movie The Long, Hot Summer Woodward paved the way to meet her then-future husband, actor Paul Newman. The couple was able to star in films together as they had their 3 kids. Theirs was a happy marriage until Newman’s uneventful death in 2008 which left Woodward widowed. Woodward is a producer now and has an estimated net worth of $50M which could give her an advantage if ever she needs to apply for a business loan in the near future.
Al Pacino, 80 Years Old
From the get-go, the actor Al Pacino already showed flashes of his potential in the industry as a top-notch actor. Five decades have passed and he is still at it, dominating the acting scenes at the age of 80. Because of his superb acting skills, he has won many awards and nominations, including the Academy Awards. He is one of the few performers to win the Triple Crown of Acting.
If you think that his only forte is acting, well think again and you’ll be in for a ride. Al Pacino’s acting career overall is great and he has all the credit he deserves but he also strives behind the scenes as a filmmaker. Now if that’s not talent, we don’t know what to name it! He’s just a solid talent overall and that’s the bottom line.
Cameron Diaz, 48 YEARS OLD
Cameron Diaz made a name in Hollywood as a comedienne, but she also earned critical recognition for the dramatic films she did. She has won many awards. This only proved how good an actress the 48-year-old star is, earning accolades for the movies Vanilla Sky, Gangs of New York, and more.
However, the time came that Cameron got tired of traveling back and forth from production sets, so she took a break in 2017 and eventually retired in 2018. Sadly, we might not see her on the big screen again, but Cameron remains to be a significant part of the entertainment industry and is known as one of its best actresses. She also has managed to keep afloat as an author and businesswoman who knows where to put her investment money best. As proof, she recently launched a wine brand called Avaline.
Michael Caine, 87 Years Old
Sir Michael Caine or Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. in real life is considered a living legend. And when it comes to the legacy he established throughout the years, it is scarcely matched. He has been in more movies than most could count and has won numerous accolades alongside them. Caine made a breakthrough in the 1960s, starring in British films such as The Ipcress File, Alfie and the Italian job.
Even up to now, his influence and craft have been leveling up. And Caine is gearing up for a movie or two in the upcoming years, including the historical drama Medieval. From the looks of things, he still has plenty of gas in his tank. Michael Caine is one of the most popular actors who have watched more than 160 TV films. He is regarded as an icon in the British film industry.
Loni Anderson, 75 Years Old
WKRP in Cincinnati became a huge hit during the late ‘70s, and it became Loni Anderson’s ticket to fame. She earned a couple of accolades for her work in the show including a pair of Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Awards. In addition to acting career, Anderson is also known for his colorful personal life.
She still hasn’t formally announced whether she’ll be retiring soon but from the way she acts and carries herself around her peers, she still has plenty of gas left in her tank. In fact, it was just a couple of years ago when we saw her appear on television, including in a couple of episodes of My Sister Is So Gay and Love You More. She earned a good salary from her work, and her main income came from her acting career.
Eva Marie Saint, 96 Years Old
Seven decades in the industry is a huge deal for anyone and that’s the achievement Eva Marie Saint brought to the table. She’s one of the prime figures during the Golden Age of Hollywood and is considered a living legend even by today’s standards. She worked with Marlon Brando for the first time in the film On the Waterfront,which helped her win an Academy Award, a breakthrough in her career. She began to participate in the production of various feature films.
Eva Marie Saint had tons of movie credits under her name so we can safely assume that she made a truckload of money. Saint even appeared in the 2019 film Mariette in Ecstasy alongside the actress Geraldine O’Rawe. Now she becomes the oldest and oldest surviving Oscar winner and one of the only surviving stars from Hollywood’s golden age movies.
Harrison Ford, 78 Years Old
Harrison Ford is undoubtedly one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood. His films’ earnings in the US alone are already at over $5.1 billion, while its international gross has surpassed $9.3 billion. This feat puts him at the No. 4 spot of the highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time— a feat hard to beat at this day and age.
Aside from this achievement, Ford is also an award-winning actor, receiving different awards, honors, and nominations from the likes of the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Saturn Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, and Cecil B. DeMille Award.The degree of fame Ford has been experiencing is mostly brought by the success of his movie series, like the epic space opera franchise Star Wars and his titular role in the film Indiana Jones. Throughout his career, Ford was widely recognized for his work in the entertainment industry.
Sharon Gless, 77 Years Old
Fans may best remember Sharon Gless as Maggie Philbin in the TV series, Switch. But it is just one of the too many roles that she played, which left a mark on many’s minds. She was Sgt. Christine Cagney on Cagney & Lacey, Rosie O’Neill on The Trials of Rose O’Neill, Debbie Novotny on Queer as Folk, and Madeline Westen on Burn Notice.
At 77, Gless continuously blessed us with her incredible talent, which, of course, never went unnoticed. She has received 10 Emmy Award nominations and seven Golden Globe Award nominations. Gless has bagged a few, along with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. The main source of her net worth is her acting career. To her credit, she has been part of the longest-running medical drama, Casualty, playing a surgeon’s role in 2017.
Dean Stockwell, 84 Years Old
Dean Stockwell spent more than seven decades in the industry working as an actor and pretty much enjoyed the success he achieved along the way. He started working as a child actor and got his first ticket to fame with the 1945 film Anchors Aweigh and Gentleman’s Agreement. The film long day’s journey into night also helped him win the best actor award at Cannes Film Festival. What you may not know is that Stockwell is also an artist who exhibited collages and sculpture in 2009.
After a few years, he worked in Broadway productions and also found success in that industry. He followed this with a couple of critically acclaimed performances that made him the legendary actor that he is today. Of course, with the money he got from the industry, he can be sure he’ll never have to file for bankruptcy.
Chuck Norris, 80 Years Old
Fans of motion films virtually understand the name, Chuck Norris. He is an action star in the truest form as he is a martial artist in real life. He has a black belt in Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He also had served in the United States Air Force.
He is most famous for Way of the Dragon and The Delta Force. He also has a long-running TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger. He is also a best-selling author. He became more popular on the internet through ‘Chuck Norris Facts’ plus a handful of funny and silly memes circulating about him. He is also a philanthropist. He has a hefty net worth of $70M. He drives around with his Ford Mustang and Karate Corvette, and with his net worth he is surely capable of paying the gas for both cars just in case they both run out while on a long drive.
Agnetha Fältskog, 70 Years Old
ABBA is considered one of the most iconic music groups in the music landscape. And one of the brains and voices behind the group is Agnetha Fältskog. She is a Swedish singer, composer, musician and actor. Together with her bandmates, she managed to sell more than 380 million copies of albums and singles around the globe. That became her ticket towards a top spot in the music industry’s list of best selling music artists of all time.
Judging from that figure, she never really experienced any issues with her financial advisor about her finances. Nowadays, she still remains one of the most respected figures in the industry. Her 30-year career has made Agnetha Fältskog one of the most famous artists in the world, working with many popular musicians and performing in concerts and tours. Fältskog is considered an inspiration for the upcoming musician and artists.
Britt Ekland, 77 Years Old
Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress and singer who has a beautiful career in her heyday, from the 1960s to the 1970s. During the peak of her career, fans saw her in a number of films, like The Night They Raided Minsky’s and the British crime movie Get Carter, which helped her establish a sexy actress’s image. From here, she appeared in other British films, like the cult horror feature The Wicker Man.
She also got the credit of being a Bond girl in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Ekland ended up being one of the most photographed celebrities in the world after being married to Peter Sellers and having a high-profile social life in the ‘70s. She also joined the theatre world, playing a role in Cinderella. She also published her autobiography true Britt in 1980.
Richard Keith (Keith Thibodeaux), 69 Years Old
Richard Keith, or Keith Thibodeaux in real life, was a child prodigy back in the day, especially during his time in I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. He’s mostly known for playing Little Ricky in these shows and pretty much became a household name at an early age. Keith started his professional acting career at the age of six, and his music career started earlier.
When he was only two years old, Keith began to play drums and soon began to make money as a professional drummer. He also learned proper money management skills early on, which helped him reach new heights later on with his life. Nowadays, he may not have the same star power as he had in the past but he clearly made the most out of it and has been a successful musician ever since.
Brooke Shields, 55 Years Old
Brooke Shields started her colorful and long-spanning entertainment career as a child model. At the tender age of 12, she gained critical acclaim when she played the role of Louis Malle in the 1978 movie, Pretty Baby. Although she gained notoriety through her role, it couldn’t be denied that it helped her rise to prominence. She then continued to mode until her teenage years and started making films in the 1980s.
In 1983, she stopped modeling and attended Princeton University, where she got her bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages. She then returned to acting in the 1990s and started to dominate the small screens with her roles on Suddenly Susan, Lipstick Jungle, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also lent her voice for the animated series Mr. Pickles, and Momma Need Me Sheriff. Brooke Shields is among the gorgeous and also effective starlets of Hollywood.
Kate Bush, 62 Years Old
Kate Bush wowed everyone with her incredible voice, topping the UK Single Chart with her debut single, Wuthering Heights. She’s the first female artist who achieved the UK top spot with a self-written song. Since then, she has released a number of top hits, and 25 of them were all part of the UK Top 40 singles. All of her studio albums made it to the UK Top 10.
As a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer, she takes pride in being the first British solo female artist who topped the UK album charts. Credits to the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, he helped Bush produce a demo tape that paved the way for her to be part of EMI Records. Bush is so different. Her music style is experimental and often tries to blend into different styles, which also affects many musicians.
Bob Barker, 96 Years Old
Game shows wouldn’t be the same without the iconic influence of the retired game show host Bob Barker. He spent the majority of his career filling up the need for a good host and he pretty much delivered every time. In fact, many can attest to how great this man was and his overall contribution to the industry. He also received many awards.
He’s the man behind many shows that we love, including The Price Is Right, a position he held from the 70s up until the late 2000s. He also hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 up until 1974. Now that he’s retired we’re sure that he already settled his retirement plan, from his financial state down to his insurance. The popular TV star is also an animal protector and has donated millions of dollars to him.
Nancy Sinatra, 80 Years Old
Surely, Nancy Sinatra’s surname will give you an idea about her personality. She is the daughter of the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra to his first wife, Nancy Barbato. But aside from being a Sinatra, she successfully made a name for herself through her hit song, These Boots are Made for Walkin’. Her career began with television. She took part in a performance of her father and was welcomed for it. Since then, she has been invited to perform in several films and appear on the cover of the magazine.
Her other songs are Sugar Town, Something Stupid, which she sang in collaboration with her dad, the James Bond song, You Only Live Once. Aside from being a singer, she is also an actress, appearing on Frank’s TV variety show. However, it was in Japan and Europe that she became successful. She had several movie credits with Elvis Presley and Peter Fonda and also worked with her father on the big screen.
Bo Derek, 63 Years Old
Fans will probably best remember Bo Derek in the 1979 comedy movie, 10. Some of her films, like Fantasies, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Bolero, and Ghosts Can’t Do It, were all directed by her late husband, John Derek. She has been a widow since 1998 and is now living with the actor John Corbett. She is the perfect ideal woman, even in her 60s, she looks very beautiful.
Today, Derek is in semi-retirement and only doing films, TV, and documentary projects occasionally. Aside from acting, she is also fond of horses and has investments on Andalusian horses. She is a horse lover and a riding enthusiast, making her the Animal Welfare Institute’s spokesperson for its advocacy to end horse slaughter. She is also part of the California Horse Racing Board and a national honorary chairperson for Veterans Affairs’ National Rehabilitation Special Events.
Christie Brinkley, 66 Years Old
Christie Brinkley managed to capture everyone’s attention when she graced the cover of the 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Since then, she started to do its cover three consecutive times, beginning in 1979. She had been the face of the cosmetics brand, CoverGirl, for 25 years and fans saw her face on over 500 magazine covers. She also had contracts with some of the major brands in the fashion and non-fashion world.
Aside from being a model, Brinkley is also an actress, illustrator, TV personality, photographer, writer, designer, and activist. By the looks of it, there is nothing that the 66-year-old star can’t do in this business. With these feats, she gets credit of being the most attractive woman of all time from Allure and Men’s Health. Many people don’t know that she is still a businesswoman and has been making a lot of investment.
Jennifer Grey, 60 Years Old
Jennifer Grey might have graced the big screen in the 1984 movie, Reckless, but in the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, she gained worldwide recognition. From one film to another, she then earned critical acclaim for her role as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 iconic film, Dirty Dancing, which gave her Golden Globe Award nomination. Aside from her several movie credits, she also had a lot of TV projects, starting in the 1990s. She appeared in the TV films Murder in Mississippi, Criminal Justice, and If the Shoe Fits.
Grey was also seen in It’s Like, You Know… and even competed and won on Dancing with the Stars Season 11 in 2010. Most recently, she was part of the Prime Video comedy, Red Oaks.With a career of four decades, the 58 year old actress has won numerous awards and nominations. Given this fact, even if she is not currently active, she must have a huge net worth.
Mildred Kornman, 95 Years Old
The film actress Mildred Kornman, who is also known as Ricki VanDusen, was a big player not only in show business but in modeling as well. She started working in the entertainment industry as an infant. She worked alongside her sister in a couple of silent films in the 1920s and 1930s. In the later part of her career, she worked her way towards the fashion industry and modeled for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, while getting involved with numerous television commercials.
She is also a model and has stood out in magazines and TV commercials. At the age of 16, she had begun to do some free modeling to make money for her family. Kornman might not have the smoothest career in the bunch but with her excellent money management skills, she managed to turn the tables around and keep her financial status top-notch.
Melissa Sue Anderson, 57 Years Old
Melissa Sue Anderson captured everyone’s heart as a child actress, appearing in a number of commercials back then. She has been a great part of pop culture, credits to her role as Mary Ingalls on the iconic drama series Little House of the Prairie. Aside from that, she made a mark in the minds of many with her movie roles as Vivian in Midnight Offerings, Ginny in Happy Birthday to Me, and Alex in the ABC Afterschool Special, Which Mother Is Mine?
She also ventured in the world of writing, publishing an autobiography about her time on Little House on the Prairie, titled The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House. Thanks to Mary’s role, she has become an inspiration for young actors to play blind characters.
Debbie Harry, 75 Years Old
Debbie Harry rose to stardom as the lead singer of the band Blondie. From 1979 to 2017, they managed to dominate the US and UK charts with their hit songs. Before Harry became a part of this iconic rock group, she had worked various jobs, from a secretary to a dancer, before her breakthrough in the music industry came.
In 1974, she co-former Blondie and released their eponymous album in 1976. From here, they had dropped from one hit song to another. Surely, you would best remember her as the voice behind the singles Heart of Glass, The Tide is High, Rapture, and many more. She also tried acting, using her fame as a singer her insurance to have a career in this field. Thankfully, it was a success. Although she may not sing too much now as she grows older, her works still tell how lovely her melody performance was.
Dawn Wells, 81 Years Old
Everyone loves Gilligan’s Island for one reason or another but there are a lot of people who will agree that the beauty Dawn Wells possesses was also the main part why the show had many patrons. She played the gorgeous Mary Ann Summers making her and her fellow co-star, Tina Louise, the last surviving cast members of the show. Even to this day, she’s still working in the industry, making her excellent credit score even better.
So for those who are interested to see her recent project, you should watch the animated web series The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, where she voices Gumbalina Toothington. Her charming smile attracted a lot of fans for her. Dawn wells has won various awards, including the International Independent Film Awards. She is a very talented actress. For several years, wells has run a company that makes clothes for people with limited mobility, and is often involved in charitable activities.
Lex Luger, 62 Years Old
Wrestling fans out there will, without a doubt, recognize the name, Lex Luger. After all, he used to be one of the most famous wrestlers on WWF’s roster (now WWE). Aside from sorting out his credit score as a professional wrestler, he also lifted weights as a bodybuilder and occasionally worked in a couple of television and film projects. He challenged every title in WWF, but unfortunately he didn’t win it.
Lex Luger liked playing basketball when he was very young, although he played football occasionally. After his retirement from the industry, we rarely saw and heard from him again. The last time we saw him in public was a couple of years ago when he received the Frank Gotch Award. Luger is a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWA World Heavyweight Champion. His career in football and wrestling helped him acquire a lot of assets.
Caren Marsh-Doll, 101 Years Old
Stage performer and dancer Caren Marsh-Doll became well known in the industry as one of the top talents of her time. She was head and shoulders above the competition but wasn’t lucky enough to get public attention since most of her act revolved around doubling for certain actresses in the industry. She appeared in a couple of films from the ‘30s up until the late ‘50s.
She appeared in a small number of anonymous works in the film Gone with the wind, and then took up a second career as a dance teacher. Her peers gave her a lot of respect for the work she did as a dance double for Judy Garland in the film The Wizard of Oz. We bet if the internet was already a thing during that time, she’ll surely have her own online classes for dancing.
Angela Lansbury, 94 Years Old
The song from Beauty and the Beast has captured millions of hearts all over the world. This has been played all over. It has been played on the radio, on TV, and in social media too. Fans all over the world were spell-bounded once more when actress-singer Angela Lansbury sang it again on stage, it was a good break from her retirement. It was definitely a good rendition.
She sang the original version in the enlivened animated film, where she gave the voice of Mrs. Tea kettle. Besides Beauty and the Beast, the famous on-screen character was featured in a ton of Hollywood motion pictures, and who could ever forget the TV show, Murder She Wrote. She has amassed a total of $70M which was from her tv, film, and stage career. She must have had a good financial advisor as she was able to keep her money afloat.
Jamie Farr, 86 Years Old
Farr was made famous for the role he portrayed in the phenomenal TV sitcom M*A*S*H as a cross-dressing Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger. He was well-loved for his portrayal of the said character with his silly antics. Farr’s first film roles were in 1955 in Blackboard Jungle. Even today, his work has been and continues to be greatly appreciated all over the world.
In real life, Farr had actually served the US Army for two years. He had a long career in the showbiz business. He now hosts a travel segment aptly titled Travelin’ Farr. At the moment he is no longer seen in Hollywood events. He is already eighty-five years old and lives with his wife. They both have two children. He has a net worth of $6M, which is still more than enough to pay for roof repairs if his family needs one.
Ann Blyth, 91 Years Old
The gorgeous Ann Blyth was born to Irish descent parents on August 16, 1927, in Mt. Kisco, New York. At a young age, she has already expressed her interest in performing for the public. She was most popular for her portrayal as Veda Pierce Forrester in the film Mildred Pierce wherein Hollywood actress Joan Crawford played the mother role.
In 1985, the actress had already retired from acting and was away from the limelight already for a long time. From 1953 to up until the death of his husband, James McNulty in 2007, they were happily married and had 5 children. She got her own Star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She must have had her own financial advisor as she was still able to accumulate a net worth of $2.5 million. This makes her life very easy in the future.
Dolly Parton, 74 Years Old
Dolly Parton rose to prominence for her work in country music, but she is also known for a lot of other things. Aside from being a singer-songwriter, she is also a multi-instrumentalist. Furthermore, Dolly is a record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. It is quite hard to think how the celebrity manages to do all these and continue doing so, despite her advancing age of 74.
It looks like there is no stopping Dolly from what she loves to do the best– performing. She has been experiencing a high degree of steady success from the 1960s until today. She once again earned worldwide attention when she posted some photos to show how she presents herself on social media. It even started a Dolly Parton challenge that eventually became a trend. She also recently re-released 93 songs from her classic albums in April 2020.
Toni Tennille, 80 Years Old
Music lovers out there will definitely still jive to the tunes of Toni Tennille, who made them with her former husband, Daryl Dragon. Unfortunately, they hired a divorce attorney and got divorced. She’s the other half of the music duo Captain & Tennille that brought us many hit singles over the years, including Love Will Keep Us Together and many more. Tennille has had a very successful career in the music industry.
A couple of years ago, she released her memoir, Toni Tennille: A Memoir that shared all her struggles, successes, and what went in her mind while she found herself in those situations. She’s been living privately away from any unwanted attention from the media which is always good for someone who spent most of her life under the glitz and glamour of the entertainment scene.
Lisa Bonet, 52 Years Old
Lisa Bonet rose to stardom when she joined the iconic sitcom The Cosby Show. She used her role as Denise Huxtable as her insurance to make it big in the business, and it was a success. From one show to another, Bonnet also joined the cast of its spinoff, A Different World. After her time in the franchise, she appeared in different direct-to-video releases and made-for-TV movies.
She then became the host of Why Bother Voting?, had supporting roles in Enemy of the State and High Fidelity, and played the role of Queenie in Biker Boyz. She also has the most colorful love life. After being married to Lenny Kravitz, she became the wife of Jason Momoa, the current dream guy of almost every woman. Today, she has a good life and still looks radiant.
Tony Bennett, 94 Years Old
Next in line is Tony Bennett. The 93-year-old crooner with a superb voice. Famous since the 1950s, this awesome old singer is still actively doing shows and no wonder that he has a net worth of $200M, all from his talent and hard work. And with $200M to boot, the crooner must have made good financial investments which led to where he is right now.
The singer is also a painter. His career started in the 40s and was able to break that chart in the 50s with his two-hit singles entitled Rags to Riches and Because of You. Ever since then he has recorded a total of seventy albums with phenomenal success. The most recent one is with the famed Diana Krall in 2018 entitled Love Is Here To Stay which was the #1 US Jazz album of the said year. On top of that, he has won 19 Grammys.
Elin Nordegren, 40 Years Old
Elin Nordegren’s name will surely ring a bell among Tiger Woods’ fans. She is the former wife of the legendary golfer and the mother of his two kids. But before she rose to prominence as the better half of a sports icon, Nordegren is a former model and nanny. She and her sister used to have odd summer jobs to finance their studies. They had been cashiers in supermarkets and even tried looking after others’ kids.
With her beauty, Nordegren started modeling in 2000, appearing on the cover of Café Sport magazine. With her hard work, she graduated from Rollins College with a degree in psychology in 2014. She even received an outstanding senior award. Nordegren is currently involved with NFL player Jordan Cameron, recently giving birth to their first child. In 2014, She graduated from Rawlings college in Florida with a degree in psychology.
Gene Hackman, 90 Years Old
The actor Gene Hackman is always considered a powerhouse when it comes to acting, and with more than six decades of experience under his name, we are sure he’ll give out the best possible performance for everyone to see. It is no wonder many of his fans spend a lot on their credit cards just to see him on screen. In more than 60 years of career, Hackman has won two Academy Awards and Four Golden Globes. Of course, there’s more than that.
He’s now considered retired from the industry and was last seen on screen in the 2004 film Welcome to Mooseport. However, Hackman still occasionally works for various projects, including a narration gig for The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima and We, the Marines. It is said that after his retirement, he began to work as a novelist.
Valerie Simpson, 74 Years Old
The husband and wife tandem of Valerie Simpson and the late Nickolas Ashford was responsible for a couple of the tunes in our playlist. They dominated the music industry during the ‘80s and received recognition as both songwriters and producers. Ashford & Simpson’s most famous duets are “solid” and “found a cure”.
Now let’s talk more about Simpson. With her contribution to the music scene, it was only a matter of time before she received Hall of Fame status. She even got an Honorary Degree in Music from Berkeley College of Music back in 2014, which was a good addition to the mountains of accolades she already has. Simpson was also awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the Berkeley Conservatory of music. The rolling stones ranked her and her husband 19th on the list of the 20 greatest duets of all time.
Billy Dee Williams, 83 Years Old
They say that actors are figures of art and that they could never be wrong when describing the actor Billy Dee Williams. He’s a famous actor who brought the character of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise to life. He made history for this role because it was the longest time that a character was played again by the same actor. He made his debut in the Oscar film the last angry man.
Aside from his acting work, he also made full use of his degree in art by painting once again. He even managed to sell a couple of his art pieces for a good amount of money. His main sources of income are films, endorsement deals and advertising. His acting career was not the only source of Billy’s income. He also recorded several songs, and he was good at singing, dancing and almost anything else you could think of.
Danny DeVito, 75 Years Old
Danny DeVito may be small in stature but he made a huge name for himself in and around Hollywood with his role as the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palm in the 1970s classic sitcom Taxi. Aside from acting, he is also known for his work behind the scenes as a director, screenwriter, and producer. Daniel has also played many dubbing roles in his career. For example, The Simpsons, Space Jam, and The Lorax.
Since then, his net worth and credit score just keeps getting better and better each year. Now that DeVito is in his mid-70s, many people start to wonder if he has plans of retiring anytime soon. Judging from the way his career looks, it doesn’t seem to be the right time and he even has a couple of films down the pipeline. Dan was a huge success in both the actor and the director.
Susan Olsen, 59 Years Old
Susan Olsen has a lot of credits to her name. She is an actress, singer, voice actress, animal welfare advocate, artist, and former radio host. With these feats, it is hard to know what Olsen can’t do. She is probably most known for her role as Cindy Brady on the sitcom The Brady Bunch. From here, she got a lot of supporting roles in different TV series, like Ironside, Gunsmoke, and Julia. She also had an appearance in Elvis Presley’s movie The Trouble with Girls.
As part of the original Brady Bunch, he joined the franchise’s reunion movies, except for A Very Brady Christmas. With the name she made in the industry, she was ranked No. 34 in VH1’s The 100 Greatest Kid Stars of television and film. In addition, she started her own career in graphic design industry and has been engaged in it for 10 years.
Bob Newhart, 90 Years Old
The legendary comedian and actor Bob Newhart made a successful career out of throwing out good old jokes to people around him. With that, he became one of the most iconic figures in the comic industry, eventually making his mark in Hollywood. Newhart also produced a live album performance of his comic act and it became one of the top-selling comedy albums in history.
He’s currently way over the retirement age but looks as though he still has a lot of electricity in his batteries. He even had cameos on television recently, like in the show Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory. As for finance, Newhart is not worried at all. He is used to adjusting the imbalance of pocket cash with his own money, which shows that he does not have the temperament of an accountant. Even so, there is not much to worry about.
Halle Berry, 54 Years Old
Halle Berry gets credit for being the only woman of color to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her stellar acting in Monster’s Ball. Before she conquered Hollywood, Berry used to be a model. With her stunning beauty, it was no surprise that she won as the first runner-up of the Miss USA pageant and sixth in Miss World in 1986.
In 1992, her breakthrough role came in Boomerang, opposite Eddie Murphy. From here, she started to do several movies, like The Flintstones, Bulworth, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, earning her a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe award. Of course, who will ever forget Berry as Storm in the X-Men movie series? Her other films include Swordfish, Gothika, and the Bond movie Die Another Day. The film and television work also brought her a good income.
Richard Dean Anderson, 70 Years Old
Richard Dean Anderson is MacGyver and MacGyver is Richard Dean Anderson – this is likely the motivation behind why the reboot of the series has not been acknowledged by fans with great affection. The entertainer is presently getting a charge out of his retirement at 68 years old, with the last appearance on screen in 2013. To date, he has a net worth of $20M which is a big amount if he considers converting it to investment money.
Anderson may have shown up in a few other Television programs, for example, General Hospital (which gave him his starting point in the showbiz industry), Emerald Point N.A.S., and Stargate SG-1, yet he will consistently be recognized as Angus MacGyver, the man who will forever be remembered for choosing his Swiss Army Wife over other weapons to fight miscreants in the hit TV program, MacGyver.
Jami Gertz, 54 Years Old
Jami Gertz may have made a name as an actress, but she is also an investor. She is best known for her role in the movies Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, and Quicksilver, but she has also dominated the small screens back in the day with the 1980s TV series, Square Pages, 1990s’ Twister, The Neighbors, and Still Standing. Together with her husband, Tony Ressler, they partly-owned the NBA team Atlanta Hawks.
Gertz and Ressler tied the knot in 1989. After more than 30 years, they remain to be happily in love, blessed with three kids. The couple are not only partners in life but business as well. As a member of an investment group, they also bought the MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. Gertz and Ressler have also been active participants in The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.
Phoebe Cates, 57 Years Old
Phoebe Cates rose to stardom in the 1980s, dominating the silver screen with several movies, like Fast times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She is also a singer and model, who later on became a store owner. She also conquered the magazine world, dominating every teen magazine cover then, like Seventeen, Tiger Beat, and Teen Beat, among others. Cates, too, became part of the small screen, playing Lili’s role in the mini-series, Lace. Although she had a hard time playing her role, her line made history by being the most incredible line delivered on TV.
In 1994, she ultimately retired from acting. The multi-talented star then made an investment, opening up her own boutique, called Blue Tree, on Madison Avenue. It also increased her income. So far, she still has a sizable net worth. It’s hard to strike a balance between personal life and work, but obviously she did.
James Darren, 84 Years Old
The actor, singer, and director James Darren had quite a remarkable run in the entertainment landscape over the last couple of decades, especially during his time with the sci-fi series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. On top of that, he also managed to pull off a couple of hit singles along the way making a solid career out of his singing as well. Even though he didn’t think he was a singer, he only sang occasionally.
From the way his career path brought him, he never experienced any issues with his finances and personal loans were not even an option for him. He truly made the most of his show business career overall. He has also starred in the movies Rumble on the Docks, Operation Mad Bull, The Brothers Rico. In 1959 Darren was nominated for a Laurel Award for Top Male New Personality.
Tina Louise, 86 Years Old
Gilligan’s Island was a huge hit back in the day and it became a stepping stone for a couple of known celebrities in the industry. One of those celebrities would be Tina Louise or Tina Blacker in real life. She won Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. for her groundbreaking role in the drama ” God’s Little Acre”. In the same year, she won the title of “the most beautiful redhead girl in the world”.
At a young age, she received her first paycheck as an ad model for her family’s candy store business. After a couple of years, she managed to make her way towards Hollywood by modeling for a couple of magazines, eventually getting into the mainstream entertainment scene where she was able to swiftly build up her credit score. We recently saw her on-screen in the 2017 film Tapestry.
Delta Burke, 64 Years Old
You will best remember Delta Burke as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, which earned her an Emmy nomination. Burke also boasts several other TV credits. She has conquered the small screens with the TV shows Filthy Rich, Delta, Women of the House, and DAG. Aside from being an actress, she also tried a producer’s work, producing and starring made-for-TV films. She also appeared in several motion pictures, like What Women Want.
Burke also dominated the theatre world with the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Steel Magnolias. Her other projects are a guest appearance on Family Law, Boston Legal, and Bridal Fever, to name a few. Today, Burke maybe 64, but she has yet to say goodbye to the entertainment world. She is still working on the cause she loves.
Christopher Plummer, 90 Years Old
Over the years, Christopher Plummer played many classic characters in Hollywood history including the iconic Captain Georg von Trapp from the 1965 film The Sound of Music. He also portrayed the role of the Roman emperor Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington of the 1970 film Waterloo. If you think that’s all, he still got a couple of movie credits playing historical figures in his bag of tricks.
He is a native Canadian performer known for his amazing works in drama, film and television. Currently at 90, the actor still plays a couple of roles in Hollywood here and there without showing any signs of slowing down. Soon several of his films came out, his eighth decade as a professional screen actor. Plummer won the award, making him the oldest person ever to win an Oscar.
Beverly Cleary, 104 Years Old
Beverly Cleary made a name for herself as one of the most successful authors in modern American literary history. She specializes in writing children and young adult fiction books. She currently has a running record of more than 91 million copies of books sold worldwide that brought her a hefty amount of royalties. The majority of Cleary’s books are set in the Grant Park neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, where she was raised, and she has been credited as one of the first authors of children’s literature to figure emotional realism in the narratives of her characters, often children in middle-class families.
She also lived a triumphant and bankruptcy-free life on account of the success she achieved in her professional career. Cleary is now more than 100 years old and we are hoping that she’ll further enjoy her retirement. After all, she deserves it– having made a huge contribution to the industry.
Robert Clary, 94 Years Old
The French-American actor Robert Max Widerman–professionally known as Robert doesn’t have the longest list of film and television credits compared to other stars on this list but he made the most out of it. Aside from his career as an actor, he also released a couple of artworks as a painter, and they portrayed all of his past travels. Clary spent years traveling in Canada and the United States, talking about the Holocaust.
He was a painter who painted with pictures he took on his travels. In 2001, Clary published a memoir, from the Holocaust to Hogan’s Hero :Robert Clary’s Autobiography. Clary is now retired from show business and is currently spending quality time with his newfound passion. He seems to be perfecting his skills as a painter. He’s also shown no signs of slowing down, so if you are an art fanatic and you live around the Beverly Hills area, be on the lookout for him.
Victoria Principal, 70 Years Old
Does the name Pamela Barnes Ewing ring a bell? Well, if you guys are thinking about the famous soap opera Dallas, your guess is as good as mine. She spent nine years in the show and that’s a serious gig right there. Aside from her acting projects in Hollywood, she also managed to score a couple of jobs behind the scenes as a producer and author. In the 2000s, she wrote a fourth book, Living Principal. She is also a two-time Golden Globe Award nominee.
Principal clearly has the mindset of an entrepreneur because she’ s made a couple of investments in companies that have become successful, like in one company that created beauty and skincare products that were aptly named Principal Secret. Everything seems to be gliding smoothly for our favorite actress here and she’s still showing no signs of slowing.
Cara Williams, 95 Years old
The film actress Cara Williams became a bona fide actress back in the day and she pretty much enjoyed life while living life under the glittering light of Hollywood. One of her biggest roles was in the 1958 drama film The Defiant Ones, which gave her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Williams is one of the last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Too bad, she retired early from the industry at the later leg of the ‘70s and only appeared once for a short film credit in the made-for-television movie In Security. On the bright side, she has plenty of time to spend with her newfound passion, interior design.After retiring from acting, Williams began a career as an interior designer. She resides in Los Angeles and was married to real estate entrepreneur Asher Dann, her third husband, until his death in 2018.
Arlene Dahl, 94 Years Old
Arlene Dahl traveled to New York, where she successfully auditioned for a part in the play Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston in 1945. This led to her getting the lead in another play, Questionable Ladies, which was seen by a talent scout from Hollywood. The former actress and model Arlene Dahl was a famous figure in show business back in the day, especially during the ‘50s.
She enjoyed a good life back then and everything went great for her after she made a couple of investments in a lingerie and cosmetics line. Since her retirement from the entertainment scene, there has been very little to no news about her personal life. However, we are certain about one thing and that is that she’s living happily with her closest friends and loved ones. Dahl is also included in the list of surviving stars from the great classic Hollywood era.
Yoko Ono, 87 Years Old
Any music lover out there will instantly recognize the other half of the legendary John Lennon, and that’s the one and only Yoko Ono. Just like her late husband, she’s known for her work in the music industry. She was also seen at the frontlines of many peace rallies, especially during war times. Ono grew up in Tokyo and moved to New York in 1953 to live with her family. She became involved in New York City’s downtown artists scene, which included the Fluxus group.
The feminist themes of her music have influenced musicians as diverse as the B-52s and Meredith Monk. During the ‘ 80s, Yoko Ono released the critically acclaimed collaboration with her husband called Double Fantasy. Nowadays, she’ s making huge time investments in art, and her work is said to have been imbued with her philosophy in life. Her most recent installment was the Refugee Boat.
Angelina Jolie, 45 Years Old
Angelina Jolie has one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. She is famously known as an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She is a recipient of several accolades and has an extensive filmography. With these feats, she has become Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times. Aside from her successful and colorful acting career, Jolie is also known for her humanitarian efforts, which earned her an award and honor.
She is promoting different causes that tackle conservation, education, and women’s rights. However, she is most notable for her advocacy for the refugees. In fact, she is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR). As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. For a number of years, she was cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media outlets. Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and health, has been the subject of wide publicity.
Virginia Patton, 95 Years Old
Virginia Ann Patton is an American retired businesswoman and former actress. After appearing in several films in the early 1940s, she was cast in her most well-known role as Ruth Dakin Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. In 1949, Patton retired from acting, with her final film credit being The Lucky Stiff. This beautiful lady from Cleveland, Ohio used to be one of the most prominent supporting stars of the past.
She was one of the leading talents in Hollywood during the ‘40s and appeared in a handful of films during that decade. However, she decided to step away from the limelight just a couple of years after she reached new heights in her career. She opted to start her own business and live as a private citizen. She’s currently retired after having run a number of very successful business investments.
Sidney Poitier, 93 Years Old
Sidney Poitier cemented his legacy in the entertainment landscape after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in the ‘60s. With that, he became the first Afro-Bahamian celebrity that took home the award. His renowned performances also gave him numerous merits over the course of his career and brought him a comfortable life, far removed from any threats of bankruptcy. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Poitier 22nd on their list of Greatest Male Stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
He is one of only two living actors on the AFI list, the other being Sophia Loren. In 2002, Poitier was chosen to receive an Academy Honorary Award, in recognition of his “remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being.” Aside from his acting skills, he also showed signs of leadership and initiative with his diplomatic work. He even at one point became an ambassador for his country and was sent over to Japan to lead the office for a good ten years.
Jimmy Lydon, 97 Years Old
Jimmy Lydon’s career started way before most of us were even born. James J. Lydon is an American actor and television producer whose career in the entertainment industry began as a teenager during the 1930s. In fact, he’s already been making good money during his teenage years. Now that we have a good figure to start with, you can clearly see why he pretty much lives a happy and worry-free life.
He started working after his father who retired from work and at a young age. He became the breadwinner of the family. He saw acting as his key to lifting his family from possible bankruptcy and his bet paid off big time. From then on, he became a prominent figure in show business and all of his hard work didn’t go to waste.
Jacqueline Bisset, 75 Years Old
For those who enjoy old and vintage films and television series, you’re probably aware of Jacqueline Bisset. Well, for those who haven’t, we suggest you use your credit cards and stream movies like The Detective and The Sweet Ride. The latter movie was Bisset’s ticket to fame, and it gained her a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.
Bisset’s other film and TV credits include Rich and Famous, Class, her Golden Globe-nominated role in Under the Volcano, her Emmy Award-nominated role in the miniseries Joan of Arc and the BBC miniseries Dancing on the Edge, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Since then, she basically cruised with all the finances she managed to accumulate during her prime. Currently, she’s still busy filming the upcoming project Birds of Paradise, which is scheduled for release in the near future.
Morgan Freeman, 83 Years Old
Morgan Freeman is a name everyone knows, and he sure became a huge star because of all the blockbuster hits he’s been involved with throughout his career. Not to mention, he got tons of money for those projects, and it will surely keep him far removed from bankruptcy anytime soon. His other critical successes were the war film Glory, the biographical drama Lean on Me, and the drama The Shawshank Redemption.
In addition to acting, Freeman has directed the drama Bopha!. He also founded film production company Revelations Entertainment with business partner Lori McCreary. He just turned 83 years old this summer, and he’s clearly not giving any signs that he’s ready to hang the gloves and retire anytime soon. We hope not because we love to hear that smooth-talking voice for many more years, and we just can’t wait to see him on screen.
Terry Moore, 91 Years Old
Helen Luella Koford, better known as Terry Moore, is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Come Back, Little Sheba. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Terry Moore, or Helen Luella Koford in real life, became a prominent figure in the entertainment industry thanks to her part in the 1952 drama film Come Back, Little Sheba.
In the same movie, she managed to get an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, cementing her legacy as one of the top performers of the past generation. Even at this point, she still appears in a couple of Hollywood projects including the drama film Silent Life. She’s currently in her early 90s, and just like most people her age, you would see her enjoying life as a retiree and spending the fruits of her investments.
Jackie Mason, 92 Years Old
Stand-up comedy wouldn’t be the same without the influence and guidance of one of the founding pillars of comedy–and that’s the one and only Jackie Mason. Comedy Central even ranked him and his past work in the top 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time where he took home the 63rd slot. Known for his delivery and voice, as well as his use of innuendo and pun, Mason’s often culturally grounded humor has been described as irreverent and sometimes politically incorrect.
A critic for Time wrote that he spoke to audiences: “with the Yiddish locutions of an immigrant who just completed a course in English. By mail.” Of course, he wouldn’t be recognized as one of the greats without any awards, and he has plenty of them to show off in his house that’s been fitted with a state of the art home security system. Until now, Mason still appears in shows every now and then.
John Astin, 90 Years Old
The actor John Astin was the man behind Gomez Addams, an iconic character that came from the classic hit show The Addams Family. With that role, he cemented his legacy as one of the most memorable actors of all time. Aside from playing memorable characters, he also showed to his peers his acting prowess, which earned him a couple of recognitions from various award-giving bodies.
He is best known for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family and the animated series The Addams Family. His second wife was actress Patty Duke and he is the adoptive father of Duke’s son, actor Sean Astin. He’s not that active anymore compared to his prime but over the past couple of years, he still managed to secure voice acting jobs. Not that he needed it for paying up his loan or something but just for the fun out of it.
Robert Wagner, 90 Years Old
The actor Robert Wagner dominated the entertainment industry, especially during the ‘60s and ‘70s and it was all thanks to his great performance in hits like It Takes a Thief, Switch, and Hart to Hart. From then on, his Hollywood stock went through the roof. In films, Wagner is known for his role as Number 2 in the Austin Powers trilogy of films, as well as for A Kiss Before Dying, The Pink Panther and its 1983 sequel, Harper, The Towering Inferno, The Concorde … Airport ’79 and many more.
Younger generations might remember him for his roles in more recent films such as the Austin Powers franchise and his character as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. in NCIS. He may be 90 right now but his gas tank is still showing good signs. Currently, he has another film lined up and it’s scheduled to be released next year
Ed O’Neill, 74 Years Old
Ed O’Neill is a familiar face to many. He was made more famous for his role in the award-winning Modern Family comedy show, wherein he played the role of Jay Pritchett. He portrayed the role of Al Bundy for the TV show Married with Children for 10 years, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globes, and Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom Modern Family, a role for which he was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and won four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Up until now, he is still active in the industry even at the age of 72 years old. He appears in films and TV shows. He is also cast as a voice actor for Wreck-It Ralph and Finding Dory. He has an estimated worth of $65M which is a healthy figure in a credit report.
Janis Paige, 97 Years Old
Paige was born Donna Mae Tjaden in Tacoma, Washington, and began singing in public at age five in local amateur shows. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school and was hired as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen during World War II. The Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema produced countless legends and one of them is Janis Paige. She was an excellent singer and also showed remarkable skills in acting. This made her one of the most sought after talents during her time.
Allied forces veterans that fought during World War II would always remember her stunning performance at the famous Hollywood Canteen back in the day. Now that she’s 97, Paige has been enjoying a life full of pleasures and surprises. Of course, there would always be a roadblock somewhere down the road but the investment planning she took during her prime is proving to be more than enough to cover her financial needs.
Dick Van Dyke, 94 Years Old
Over the course of his professional career, actor Dick Van Dyke played more iconic characters than even we can count. His roles in famous films and television shows, such as Rob Petrie in the sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the original Mary Poppins films, will always go down as among his greatest works. He received the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and has also been recognized as a Disney Legend.
Younger generations will recognize him in the Night at the Museum series. Even if he’s older than most of his peers, he still managed to hold his ground and win a couple of awards along the way. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the investment in time, effort, and dedication on his part, but in our opinion, it was definitely worth it.
Kelsey Grammer, 65 Years Old
Grammer was made famous when he portrayed the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in the phenomenal NBC show with the same name Frasier. For twenty long years, he portrayed the same role which gave him numerous acting awards including Five Emmys and three Golden Globes. He was also a comedian. He started his acting career in a theater stage. Grammer studied at Juilliard and had an intensive three-year internship at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater.
Right after his series Frasier, he focused on movies. He also took voice-over deals, the most notable one is Best of Enemies. He had some health issues to attend in 2008, one was a heart attack that almost killed him. Grammer is also a comedian, director, writer, and television producer at the same time. He has a net worth of $80M which is quite a huge amount for paying his electricity bills every month.
Glynis Johns, 96 Years Old
The British actress Glynis Johns enjoyed a good life during her prime, especially since she is considered one of the top actresses of her generation. Johns was a prominent figure on-stage and on-screen. She not only exhibited a great deal of talent as an actress but also showed tremendous star power with her stunning voice. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1960 film The Sundowners and, upon the death of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, became the oldest living Academy Award nominee in an acting category.
She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. She is known for the breathy quality of her husky voice and her upbeat persona. Johns has been living privately since her retirement in the late ‘90s but we sense that she has a pretty good grasp of proper money management since she was never involved in any financial trouble.
Carla Balenda, 94 Years Old
Carla Balenda or Sally Bliss in real life had just a few film and television credits under her name but she was clearly able to create a huge fan base because of it. She later hit the big league after she paired up with the A-list actor Mickey Rooney. Balenda had contracts with RKO Pictures and Columbia Pictures. After being billed as Sally Bliss in “a few minor roles in RKO productions,” she changed her name to Carla Balenda.
She explained: “Sally Bliss was just too cute. And I’m not cute at all. That name would type me, probably in ingenue roles — and I’m not the type.” During the ‘60s, Balenda decided to step away from the limelight and opted for the simple life of a common citizen. Since then she’s been living happily alongside her closest friends and loved ones, spending the fruits of her investments. From the looks of things, she really thought it out perfectly.
Marcy McGuire, 94 Years Old
Actress, singer, and songwriter Marcy McGuire was a respected figure in the entertainment industry during her active years that spanned from the ‘40s up until the early part of the ‘60s. Now that may not be long compared to some but she made the most out of it and pretty much utilized every moment she had under the limelight. After that, she took on the full-time role of being a wife and mother for her kids. McGuire’s penultimate film before retiring from Hollywood was Jumping Jacks, with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
She also had a minor uncredited role in Disney’s Summer Magic as a young maid named Ellen by putting on an Irish accent before her permanent retirement. She was married to actor Wally Cassell from 1947 until his death in 2015. The couple had two children. With her top-notch money management skills, she easily made her way towards a peaceful and quiet life, away from the busy buzzing of Hollywood.
Justine Bateman, 54 Years Old
Justine Bateman rose to prominence as an actress, writer, director, and producer. She has a lot of acting projects to boast of, like Family Ties, Satisfaction, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, and Californication. She is also part of the famous Desperate Housewives. Working behind the scenes, Bateman has directed Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux in the movie Violet, which is set to be out at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.
She also works as the producer and writer of the film, Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. However, she later decided to take a break and focus on making an investment to establish a clothing design company. It started in 2000 but ended up closing in 2003. She has acted in several web series. She acted in John August’s Remnants, Illeana Douglas’ IKEA-sponsored Easy to Assemble and Anthony Zuiker’s digi-novel series Level 26: Dark Prophecy, in which she plays a tarot card reader.
Bern Nadette Stanis, 66 Years Old
The actress and author, Bern Nadette Stanis, first tasted what it felt like to be at the top of the entertainment world after she played the role of Thelma Ann Evans–Anderson in the hit sitcom Good Times. After the show ended, fans speculated that she appeared in an insurance commercial but she actually never confirmed it. Stanis is the author of four books: Situations 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; For Men Only; Situations 101: Finances; and The Last Night. She later appeared on the TV One show Life After.
In July 2016, Stanis appeared on an episode of Centric’s Being, discussing her life and career. Whatever the case may be, it’s good that she still has a couple of gigs that helped her keep the lights up and running. Also, from the looks of things, she didn’t need any of that thanks to the money she saved from her acting years.
Mel Brooks, 94 Years Old
There are only a few people that match what Mel Brooks had accomplished in the industry. He made a reputation for himself as a brilliant personality behind the scenes as a director, producer, and writer. Brooks also became an excellent actor and comedian. In 2001, he joined the elite circle of EGOT winners – winning the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. Brooks was married to the actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.
Their son Max Brooks is an actor and author, known for his novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. From the looks of things, he not only gave his son his wisdom when it came to money management but he also gave him his undeniable talent in creating stories, and the prime example of this would be the book his son has written.
Jerry Lee Lewis, 84 Years Old
Famous singer Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive and always prepared to be awesome for rock and roll, and why do we say that? Well, the fact that the artist has a large amount of cash in his financial balance, it will be smarter for him to have health insurance–he’s been divorced multiple times, after all, and all that stress must’ve added up. It is common knowledge that divorce procedures can be expensive, so we hope he’s doing ok for the time being.
A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. “Crazy Arms” sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with “Great Balls of Fire”, “Breathless” and “High School Confidential”. However, Lewis’s rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin.
Lance Henriksen, 80 Years Old
Very few individuals can say they applied for a role on set as a worker only for someone to cast them as an actor in a play. In any case, on-screen character Lance Henriksen can positively say as much. From his modest beginning, he proceeded to act in numerous motion pictures, typically in science fiction, horror, and action. Some of the popular shows he was involved with are Close Encounters of the Third Kind, X-Files, Millenium, the Alien franchise, and a whole lot more.
He even turned into a master at voicing computer games and animated films, for example, Tarzan. Despite the fact that Lance acts in motion pictures and does TV guesting until now, he still manages to direct some energy toward doing art and his work can be seen on his website. He has $26M from his earnings and investments.
Katey Sagal, 66 Years Old
It’s nothing unexpected for her family that Katey Sagal sought for a singing and acting profession, as all things were taken into consideration, she was a natural fit for the industry because of the fact that she was born to a director dad and a singer-writer mom. Fans all over the world remember her with two of her most well-known roles, as Peggy Bundy in Married…with Children, and as Gemma Teller in Sons of Anarchy.
The latter role brought her the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series back in 2011. Sagal, at present, is 64 years of age, but is as dynamic in the business as she’s always been. She became a part of the short-lived TV series Superior Donuts. The musician-actress has earned $30M in total from her assets, earnings, and investment money.
Joan Van Ark, 77 Years Old
Joan Van Ark rose to prominence as Valene Ewing on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. She is a member of The Actors Studio, debuting in Barefoot in the Park in 1966. After five years, she already received the Theatre World Award, getting a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The School for Wives’ revival. She reprised her role of Valene in an episode of the new Dallas series in 2013.
Her most remarkable role came when she played as Ewing, earning her a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress. She then became a host and a part of The Young and the Restless. Ark earned an undergraduate degree from the Yale School of Drama, thanks to the recommendation of Julie Harris, whom she met and interviewed when she became a student reporter at the age of 15.
Jill Goodacre, 56 Years Old
Before Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and other models conquered the catwalk today, Jill Goodacre was the original Victoria’s Secret’s primary model in the 1980s and early 1990s. She used to be the luxurious brand’s primary lingerie and hosiery model. At the time, Victoria’s Secret was only starting. By extensively appearing in its mail-order catalogs and with the help of other models she helped in the growth of Victoria’s Secret.
She, Stephanie Seymour, and Dutch model Frederique helped Victoria’s Secret grow from a new company to one of the world’s giants in women’s lingerie, hosiery, swimwear, and clothing. She then used her beauty and fame as her insurance to be famous in the entertainment world. She made an appearance as herself in an episode of the hit 1990s sitcom Friends. Being married to the singer Harry Connick Jr., Goodacre also directed her husband’s live performance videos in 1992 and sometimes starred in it.
Helen Hunt, 57 Years Old
Helen Hunt rose to prominence as Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You. This earned her three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress Award in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Aside from these, she has also received a lot of accolades and credits from different award-giving bodies.
Some of the most famous movies she has starred in are Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, Bobby, Soul Surfer, and The Miracle Season. She also ventured in the world of directing with her first directorial film, Then She Found Me, followed by Ride. She also directed some episodes of the TV series, House of Lies, This Is Us, Feud: Bette and Joan, American Housewife, and the Mad About You revival.
Tempest Storm, 92 Years Old
Tempest Storm, or the Queen of Exotic Dancers, is famously known for being America’s burlesque star. She is also a motion picture actress. She has dominated this field from the 1950s to 1970s, along with other famed burlesque dancers at the time. For about six decades, she has made a huge career as an exotic dancer. She was one of the best-known burlesque performers of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
She continuously blessed fans with her performance until the early 21st century, proving she still has it. To tell her colorful life story, writer Bill Boyd wrote everything about her in the 1987 book Tempest Storm: The Lady is a Vamp. Some of the credits she received are being inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame, a Tempest Storm Day as declared by Mayor Willie Brown, and a documentary film about her life.
Susan Anton, 69 Years Old
Susan Anton caught everyone’s attention when joining the entertainment world in the late 1960s as a singer and actress. She is the host of the famed Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular and appeared in the musicals Hairspray, The Will Rogers Follies, Hurlyburly, and All Shook Up. In Hollywood, the actress had a recurring role in the iconic TV series Baywatch. She also appeared as herself on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The Larry Sanders Show, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show , and many other movies.
Anton attended Yucaipa High School and got her college degree from San Bernardino Valley College. She first experienced fame by winning the nearby Miss Redlands and later the Miss California beauty contests in 1969 and tied as second runner-up in the 1969 Miss America Scholarship Pageant held September 6 that year.
Susan Sullivan, 77 Years Old
Susan Sullivan made a name when she played the role of Lenore Curtin Delaney on the classic soap opera Another World. From one TV show to another, she also appeared on It’s a Living, Falcon Crest, Dharma & Greg, and Castle. Of course, her excellent acting skill never went unnoticed after receiving an Emmy nomination for her leading role in Julie Farr, M.D.
Some of her other projects are The George Carlin Show, The Monroes, Hope and Faith, series Brothers & Sisters, Joan of Arcadia, Two and a Half Men, Dead Like Me, The Kominsky Method, and Last Man Standing. She also played a role in My Best Friend’s Wedding as the mother of Cameron Diaz’s character. Sullivan also received a voice acting credit after voicing Queen Hippolyta on the animated series Justice League Unlimited.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, 58 Years Old
Jennifer Jason Leigh started her acting career on the small screen in the 1970s, but she got her big break in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. From here, she started to receive critical praise for her performances in the movies Miami Blue, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Backdraft, Single White Female, and Short Cuts. Leigh also tried her luck behind the camera, working as a co-writer and co-director of the 2001 comedy film, The Anniversary Party.
Leigh didn’t stop her acting credibility with these feats; she also lent her voice for the Charlie Kaufman movie Anomalisa, where she received critical acclaims. She also earned a nomination for her part in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Today, she continuously gets credits for her role in the comedy-drama series Atypical. For her stage work, Leigh was nominated for a Drama Desk award for her off-Broadway performance as Beverly Moss in Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party.
Janine Turner, 57 Years Old
Janine Turner rose to prominence when she did the TV series Northern Exposure, taking the role of Maggie O’Connell. She was also part of the feature film Cliffhanger and Friday Night Lights. Aside from being an actress, she is also a public speaker and the founder and co-chair of Constituting America 2010. Turner was born Janine Loraine Gauntt in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Janice Loraine (née Agee), and Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.
She grew up in Euless and Fort Worth, Texas. She also hosted her own talk show, The Janine Turner Show, in 2011 on the radio that could be heard in Dallas and Houston. It was also aired on iHeart Radio until 2013. For this feat, she won the Best Radio Show in Dallas. In addition, Turner is also a successful author, writing four books, covering different genres that helped her get a good credit score.
Donna Mills, 79 Years Old
Donna Mills started her acting career in the 1960s with a recurring role on The Secret Storm in 1966. In the same year, she did the Woody Allen comedy, Don’t Drink the Water, on Broadway. In 1967, she finally made it to the big screen with the movie The Incident. From one acting project to another, she did the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing, followed by a film, opposite Clint Eastwood, Play Misty for Me.
She then became a part of Knots Landing from 1980 to 1989, winning the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess. Her portrayal was so convincing she won the award three times – in 1986, 1988, and 1989. To some degree, it opened the door for her to do several other TV series. In 2014, she joined the cast of long-running daytime soap opera General Hospital, for which she won a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series.
Nadya Suleman – 45 Years Old
Nadya Suleman rose to stardom as Octomom, the mother who gave birth to octuplets in 2009. Her kids, fortunately, defied the survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998, one week after their birth. However, to some degree, their delivery was surrounded by controversy. The Medical Board of California launched an investigation on the fertility specialist involved. Suleman conceived her octuplets, along with six other children, through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Although she denied using public assistance, she later confirmed that she sought its help in an interview in 2012. Meanwhile, with her fame, she has a song titled, Sexy Party, in collaboration with Adam Barta. She also appeared in the music video of Barta’s song, Q&A. Natalie was born in Fullerton, California. She received a B.S. in child development and worked for a state mental hospital for three years.
Linda Thompson – 70 Years Old
Linda Thompson is not only known for her incredible beauty. She is one of the best known cast member of Hee Haw as one of the “Hee Haw Honeys.” She has great talent as a songwriter and a former actress and rose to prominence as a part of Hee Haw and one of the Hee Haw Hones. The 70-year-old star is also famously known as the long-time girlfriend of Elvis Presley and former wife of Bruce Jenner (before she became Caitlyn Jenner) and David Foster.
She also had several TV and movie credits and worked as a lyricist behind Kenny Rogers’ hit song, Our Perfect Song. She collaborated with Richard Marx to work on Josh Groban’s first hit music, To Where You Are. Thompson also had a part in writing Celine Dion’s Miracle, Backstreet Boys’ Drowning, and other songs she had worked with Foster.
Linda Evans, 77 Years Old
Linda Evans used to dominate the small screens in the 1960s to the 1980s. She played the roles of Victoria Barkley on The Big Valley, but she is best known as Krystle Carrington on the iconic TV series, Dynasty. In 1991, she reprised her role in the miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion and took credits on three made-for-TV movies in the 1990s. In 1997, she decided to retire from her acting career. Anyhow, she once again made a return to do the TV movie Dynasty: The Making a Guilty Pleasure.
As one of the show’s original cast members, it only fits that she would be part of a project based on its behind-the-scenes production. She was also reunited with her Dynasty castmates for the Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar reunion special in 2006. She then starred in the stage play Legends opposite her former Dynasty rival Collins. In 2009, Evans appeared in and won the British TV program Hell’s Kitchen, working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.
Barbara Mandrell, 71 Years Old
Barbara Mandrell conquered the music scene in the 1970s and 1980s through her long series of country music hits. At the time, she also had her own variety TV show that helped her to be one of the country’s most famous and successful singer. However, after her decades-long career, in 1997, she made her final performance at the Grand Ole Opry house and bid her final goodbye from performing. But she remained a member of the Grand Ole Opry, as she always did since 1972.
With her contribution to the genre and the music world, she was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016. Aside from a lot of credits, she also won numerous music awards from different music award shows. Mandrell’s first Billboard number-one hit was 1978’s “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”, immediately followed by “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” in early 1979. In 1980, “Years” also reached number one.
Jean Bruce Scott, 64 Years Old
Jean Bruce Scott may be retired, but no one will ever forget her role as the former helicopter pilot Caitlin O’Shannessy in the TV series Airwolf. She also had a recurring role in Magnum, P.I. back then. Aside from being an actress, Scott also made a name as an executive director and producer. In 2007, she worked as the executive director and producer of Native Voices at the Autry.She handled the program Native Voices at the Autry, which helped develop and produce new works by Native American playwrights for the sage.
This company is affiliated with the Autry National Center. Born in Monterey, California, Scott went to La Quinta High School and attended California State University. Later, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles, and got her degree when she graduated from California State University, Northridge.
LEE MAJORS, 81 YEARS OLD
Remember the stunning performance of Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin in the science fiction TV series The Six Million Dollar Man? This helped the now 81-year-old star rose to prominence back then. He started to make a name by portraying different TV characters, beginning in the 1960s, and continuously do so until today. Lee is might be in his 80s, but nothing can stop him from doing what he is best at – acting.
He still graces our small and big screens, playing the roles of Ash Williams’ father, Brock Williams, in Ash vs. Evil Dead and lends his voice for the commercial of the animated Six Million Dollar Man action figure for Honda’s sale event. People behind his works might have given Lee the right insurance to make sure he will be fine working despite his advancing age.
NICOLAS CAGE, 56 YEARS OLD
Nicolas Cage has conquered the ‘90s movie scene, thanks to some of his best movies back then, like Face/Off, Con Air, Leaving Las Vegas, and more. With his undeniable acting talent, the 56-year-old star has received major accolades and nominations from some of the best award-giving bodies. He bagged an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, adding recognitions to his already big name.
These things helped Nicolas rank as one of Empire magazine’s The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time and Premiere’s 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood. Not to mention, he is also one of the wealthiest stars in Hollywood, with a big net worth to his name. Where did Nicolas bring his money in now? He has made a lot of investments, mostly in his eccentric collections.
ELINOR DONAHUE, 83 YEARS OLD
Elinor Donahue started to make a name in the entertainment industry in the 1950s. At the time, she played the role of Betty Anderson on the hit sitcom Father Knows Best. This helped launch the young actress’s colorful acting career, giving her the chance to be part of the best of the best TV series, like The Andy Griffith Show and The Odd Couple. In case you don’t know, she is also part of the iconic 1990 movie Pretty Woman, alongside Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Elinor is 83 years old and one of the most respected actresses in the industry at present. Although she has yet to announce her retirement officially, she is rarely seen on either the small or big screens, as her last movie and TV credits are in 2004 and 2011, respectively.
ROBERT REDFORD, 84 YEARS OLD
Robert Redford has a lot of credits to his name. Aside from being a movie icon, he is also one of the 100 most influential people in the world and the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. The achievements he has attained don’t end there. In his career spanning six decades, he received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.He received a second Academy Award—for Lifetime Achievement—in 2002. In 2010, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
He has won BAFTA, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Sadly, in 2018, Robert announced his retirement from acting after completing his last movie The Old Man & The Gun, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing the role of a bank robber. However, before he officially said goodbye to the industry that made him famous, Robert made a brief appearance in the 2019 movie Avengers: Endgame, which was filmed in 2017.
ANN-MARGRET, 79 YEARS OLD
Ann-Margret was a big name in the 1960s. She was known for a lot of movies back then, like Viva Las Vegas and Bye Bye Birdie, among others. She continued to dominate the big screen up to the 1990s.
Today, Margret is 79 years old, but she has no plans to leave the industry that made her the person that she is now. Starting in 1961, she has a career spanning almost six decades and even getting the name of a female version of Elvin Presley – yes, she is also a singer.
She has a sultry, vibrant contralto voice. Thanks to the incredible degree of her voice, he had a minor hit song when she was starting. She then successfully had a charting album in 1964 until she eventually made a disco hit in 1979. She recorded a critically acclaimed gospel album in 2001 and an album of Christmas songs in 2004.
CYBILL SHEPHERD, 70 YEARS OLD
Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress and former model. She might be 70 years old, but Cybill Shepherd is still hard at work. With a career spanning almost five decades, the American actress has managed to remain an important part of the industry. Best known for her roles in The Last Picture, The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice, Cybill can continuously be seen on both small and big screens.
She recently joins the cast of Vanessa Bayer’s Showtime comedy, I Love This For You. Here, Cybill will be playing the role of Patricia Kunken, a CEO of a home shopping network, where viewers can use their credit cards to buy their stuff. This proves that despite her advancing age, Cybill still has it and will continuously bless fans with her incredible acting talent as long as she can.
MORGAN FAIRCHILD, 70 YEARS OLD
Morgan Fairchild has one of the prettiest faces in the industry. No wonder she made it big when she started her acting career in the late 1960s. She found success in doing continuing TV roles, starting on the CBS daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow. From here, she began to conquer the small screens, joining the cast of different TV series, like Flamingo Road, Falcon Crest, and she was also part of the iconic sitcom Friends.
Of course, her acting ability is not only limited to TV shows. She also has several movie credits, such as The Seduction, My Perfect Romance, A Perfect Ending, and more. Today, Morgan is 70 years old and continuously graces the TV screens, proving she can still keep pace with the younger stars of today. Her most recent project is the 2019 A Date Before Christmas Even, playing the role of Mrs. Kringle.