Life begins at forty.
This is the point in our lives where we achieve most from our career, settle down and watch our kids grow, and simply reap the fruits of our labor from the younger years. To say that reaching forty means getting old is downright just a state of mind. It is, in passing, just a number. In fact, a lot of personalities have gotten even a lot hotter and sexier over time.
Who would have thought you could still be part of the hottest loveteam in Philippine showbiz at 40? The other half of CharDawn, Dawn Zulueta always mesmerizes her fans not only with her superb acting but her timeless beauty as well. Born on March 4, 1969, Dawn remains to be one of the in-demand leading ladies today.
Lucy Torres-Gomez is an epitome of class and beauty. She may live a hectic life as a TV host, a congresswoman in a district in Leyte, a mom to daughter Juliana, and a wife to Richard Gomez, but Lucy makes sure she is able to take care of herself. She remains to be forever young with her love for dancing and positive outlook in life. Born on December 11, 1974, Lucy Torres has certainly achieved so much in her lifetime.
On May 1, 1974, Charlene Gonzales was born to actor Bernard Bonnin and model Elvira Gonzales. No wonder Charlene was blessed with such astonishing beauty that even earned her Binibining Pilipinas-Universe in 1994. Just like her folks, she also found passion in show business as an actress, model, and host. Now she is happily married to one of the most handsome male celebrities, Aga Muhlach, and a devoted mother to amazing twins, Atasha and Andres.
Strong-willed, opinionated, and intellectual—these are certainly the traits Kris Aquino possesses, apart from her great looks, which makes her one of the hottest female personalities today. Kris comes from a highly acclaimed political family, born to late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino on February 14, 1971. Even at 44 years old, there’s no stopping Kris in being the Queen of All Media, top product endorser, and box-office queen.
You would surely not miss Gretchen Barretto in a crowd. Born on March 6, 1970, La Greta (as she is popularly known) belongs to one of the most beautiful clans in show business. She originally was launched as one of the Regal babies and have made a lot of movies, TV shows, and endorsements over the course of her career. Despite living a busy life as a famous celebrity and hands-on mother to her equally stunning daughter, Dominique Cojuangco, Gretchen makes sure she has time for herself.
Zsa Zsa Padilla
One of the best voices in the Philippines and dubbed as the Divine Diva, Zsa Zsa Padilla has proven to be a great asset in the industry. It would probably leave many in envy to know that Zsa Zsa managed to be as beautiful and youthful as ever since she started singing with the Hotdogs in the 70’s up until now as a mainstay performer in top-rated variety show ASAP. Born on May 28, 1964, she is already 51 years old, but she can pass as her daughter Karylle’s sister.
Eula Valdez is considered to be one of the finest actresses and most beautiful faces in the Philippines. She has bagged numerous acting awards and even landed a role in theater. But perhaps she will always be adored for her iconic role as Amor Powers in Pangako Sayo. Aside from her achievements, we have grown to love Eula more for who she really is: brave, fierce, stylish, and drop-dead gorgeous. Even at her 40s (born on December 11, 1968), she can be just as sexy as the other rising stars. Have you seen her FHM cover?
Pia Guanio was born on October 24, 1973, and is now 41 years old. She entered show business as an entertainment host, with her prominent stints in 24 Oras showbiz segment Chicka Minute and long-running noontime variety show Eat Bulaga. Her success in this industry is inevitable considering her oozing charisma, wit, and beauty. After ending a relationship with Vic Sotto, Pia is now happily married to businessman Steve Mago, with whom she has a daughter.
No one can ever perform on stage like Pops Fernandez, which led her to being Philippines’ Concert Queen. Perhaps Pops has been fated to be in show business since she was born to actor Eddie Fernandez and singer Dulce Lukban on December 12, 1966. And after all these years, Pops is still a girl on fire especially when singing with Concert King Martin Nievera, who is also her former husband.
Ruffa Gutierrez was Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 and second runner-up in Miss World 1993. If those titles are not enough proof of beauty and poise, then I do not know what is. Living with cameras all her life and being a part of the most attractive showbiz families, Ruffa never fails to be an apple in the eye even at her forties (born on June 24, 1974). She juggles motherhood to two daughters, a successful career, and personal time to keep fit and blooming.
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