Sandra Bullock, Tracy Chapman, and More Famous Women Turning 60 This Year

With her 60th in the rear-view mirror, Jodie Foster says it best, “There’s something about turning 60 that’s been so wonderful.” How can we not agree with that? The way we age, especially as women, is changing––celebrating a milestone birthday no longer means limited choices and inevitable invisibility. Just look at this list of amazing women blowing out 60 candles on their birthday cakes in 2024, and proving that aging really is a beautiful thing. 

With their decades-long lists of accomplishments and life experiences, both personal and professional, and refreshing perspectives, these ladies prove that life continues to open up for you, confidence grows, and the opportunity to break new ground and step into ourselves in new ways never stops appearing if you’re open to it.

Let’s celebrate these actresses, entrepreneurs, moms, daughters, friends, artists, musicians, and mark this decade as something to look forward to. Together, we can change the rules on what turning 60 is all about (and look great doing it!).



Courteney Cox, Actress & Filmmaker 


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“There’s just something about the confidence of time … The place I am in right now is the happiest I’ve ever been … Whatever age you are, you’re going to be older, so you might as well enjoy it.”



Tracy Chapman, Musician

“It’s not about accepting getting older; it’s about embracing age with gratitude.”



Elle Macpherson, Model & Businesswoman 


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“I just love that sense of vitality and I’m grateful for my life, I’m grateful for my journey and I am loving turning 60.”



Wanda Sykes, Comedian & Actress


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“[Aging] feels right. This feels natural. It’s so funny: my wife says, ‘When you retire …,’ and I’m, like, “We don’t retire!” She’s like, ‘What do you mean, you don’t retire? When you’re sixty-five?’ If the phone is still ringing, I’m still working. Or they show you the door. We don’t make that choice … Maybe it’s getting better. Look at Jane [Fonda] and Lily [Tomlin].”



Trinny Woodall, Entrepreneur & Businesswoman


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“I feel that I really know who I am. The benefit of age is you really discover who you are. And you don’t worry what people think. In my 20s I definitely didn’t have that self belief … I found 50 to be quite a freeing decade, and I find this [60] to be an even more freeing decade.”



Courtney Love, Musician

“To me, aging gracefully is to let it happen and accept it… I look at these actresses like Diane Keaton, who has never had anything done, and I think that’s cool. It’s sexy, really.”



Juliette Binoche, Actress


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“There’s a freedom that comes with aging because your values are changing and you’re more yourself. There’s a strength in it. It’s not the age or the number you’re facing.”



Fiona Pickles, Artist & Botanist


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“I realize how privileged I am to carry on doing what I love into the future. What a joy to be utterly absorbed in everything you love and to be an emerging artist at the age of sixty! I shall keep reinventing myself for many years to come. It feels like a whole new lease of life, it literally feels like age is irrelevant.”



Sandra Bullock, Actress & Producer

“I’ve never been a great beauty. I’ve never been the bombshell that was coveted … In an odd way, that made growing older a lot easier in this business. I guess I’m doing it on my own terms, and that is my wish for everyone … I wish I could go back and tell myself to not worry so much. I wasted so much time with worry. I wish I could get it back.”



Marissa Tomei, Actress


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“Moving meditation, like dance meditation, makes me feel at home in my skin; it helps me on a spiritual, mental, and, ultimately, physical level. I still hike and do calisthenics and yoga from time to time, but the cornerstone of it all is the inner stuff … Growing up, I was interested in meditation and in grounding myself … That led to how I take care of my body in the best way.”