She’s In Iconic Movies And Is Now Almost 100 Years Old
Every day, new talent is discovered and shared with the world. Because of this, it isn’t uncommon for celebrities from the past to fade into obscurity. But not all celebrities are against this idea.
Thankfully, a lot of these celebrities have aged gracefully and are enjoying their golden years. From Barbara Eden to Mick Jagger, these celebrities are old but they have remained relevant.
Goldie Hawn Then
Born in Washinton D.C in 1945, Goldie Hawn’s first role was in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In where she managed to get a lot of traction.
She played a “dumb blonde” in her first performance, but then she began taking on more mature roles. By the 1960s, Hawn became one of the decade’s “it” girls. And that was just the start of a very long career.
Goldie Hawn Now
Goldie Hawn has made quite the name for herself. She has starred in numerous films and has even won an Academy Award! Over the last decade, she has made her fair share of cameos in multiple shows.
She portrayed Mrs. Claus in The Christmas Chronicles back in 2018. The film was released on Netflix and since then, she had appeared in the 2020 sequel. It’s obvious that she doesn’t need to be young to get starring roles!
Angie Dickinson Then
In 1931, Angie Dickinson was born in North Dakota. She managed to get second place in a Miss America contest where she was noticed by a scouting agent. Following this, she was given the role on the Jimmy Durante Show as a showgirl.
After this role, her popularity skyrocketed. For the following decade, she never struggled to find work in acting.
Angie Dickinson Now
It has now been five decades since her acting career started and Angie still hasn’t lost her popularity. In 1960, she starred in the first Ocean’s movie, and recently, she made a cameo on Ocean’s Eleven.
She also played Bobette in 2004’s “Elvis Has Left The Building.” Over the years, she has won three Emmys, five Golden Globes, and numerous other awards and she still remains relevant at 90 years young.
Barbara Eden Then
In 1931, Barbara Eden was born in Tucson, Arizona. Back then, she would sing in local bars and get paid $10 a night. But eventually, she was discovered and became a recurring guest on the Johnny Carson Show.
She then went on to star in roles in both Highway Patrol and the popular television series, I Love Lucy. Soon, her career skyrocketed and she became one of the 1970s’ most popular celebrities.
Barbara Eden Now
We all remember Barbara’s fantastic roles in television series like Bewitched. But after five long decades of acting, she is still going strong. It doesn’t seem like the 90-year-old actress is willing to slow down any time soon.
In 2018, she made a cameo in Long Island Medium as herself. She has her fair share of experience on her side and no one knows when or if she will ever retire.
Clint Eastwood Then
As the oldest actor on our list, Clint Eastwood was born in 1930 in San Francisco, California. When he was a young man, he got a contract with a director on the condition that he attend drama lessons. This was something he had never done before.
A lot of his initial criticisms soon became trademarks that he would keep on for his entire acting career. The most notable being him talking through gritted teeth.
Clint Eastwood Now
After a long and successful career, Eastwood is known as a successful actor and director. Filming the critically acclaimed “Million Dollar Baby.”
But it doesn’t appear that the 91-year-old will quit any time soon. In 2021 he directed the movie “Cry Macho”. He has been credited as the director of 30 films and he probably still has a lot more up his sleeve.
Bob Dylan Then
Bob Dylan was born in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He has been credited as one of the most influential songwriters of all time and he is a notable Nobel Prize winner. At the age of twenty, Bob moved to New York and dropped out of college.
During this time, he managed to meet his idol Woody Guthrie and began learning everything he could from his protege. He made his first album a tribute to the musician.
Bob Dylan Now
Since the 1980s, Bob Dylan has been on his “Neverending Tour.” Since 1988 he’s played more than 3,000 shows playing more than 100 a year. It seems the musician doesn’t think that he should retire.
Dylan recently sold all of his song rights to Universal Music. They had the rights to an estimated 600 songs and even have all future rights to his music. The estimated price they paid was $300 million.
Mick Jagger Then
Mick Jagger was born in 1943 in Dartford, Kent. In the 1960s, he played in between acts in an underground club in England. He renamed his then-unknown band from Rollin’ Stones to The Rolling Stones.
By later 1963, Mick had dropped out of college to pursue his career in music. And just a few years later, they were a very popular band.
Mick Jagger Now
With the same band member for more than 40 years, The Rolling Stones have never eased on the gas as they became immensely popular in both their home country and in the U.S.
Mick Jagger still tours with his band as the frontman and singer and has even been a producer on a few TV shows. The most recent being Vinyl in 2016. Despite his age of 78, he still records and tours regularly.
Dolly Parton Then
Dolly Parton was born in 1946 in Pittman Center, Tennessee, and has shown her many talents through her years. Parton grew up in a poor family of 12 children but, at a young age, discovered her musical talent.
At the age of only ten, she appeared on The Cas Walkman Show. By 13, she had her own deal with a record company and met one of her idols – Johnny Cash. He even gave her advice regarding the direction of her musical career.
Dolly Parton Now
More than 60 years later, Parton has proved herself to be more accomplished than just a musician. She has made numerous film appearances and has even shown her aptitude as a businesswoman.
Parton helped produce and star in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” which exclusively streamed on Netflix in 2020. With such recent work, she won’t be retiring soon.