Turning 40 is something that many dread, but there is absolutely no reason as to why you cannot turn 40 in style. From Orlando Bloom to Kerry Washington, here are a few celebrities who are turning 40 this year that you can take some inspiration from.
The star of hit television show Scandal, which has been running since 2012, Kerry Washington turned 40 in January. Married with two children, Washington is also known for her roles in Django Unchained and Ray, and her success looks set to continue on well into the future.
American rapper Kanye West turned 40 in June, and he has certainly accomplished so much in his 40 years of life. In addition to being an award-winning rapper, West is also a fashion designer and a record producer, as well as a father, and a husband to celebrity Kim Kardashian.
Shakira rose to fame in the English-language music market in 2002, with her single “Whenever, Wherever”, which most of you likely remember. In February of this year, the singer turned 40, but is still keeping busy, and is rumoured to be working on her eleventh studio album.
Orlando Bloom is another star that turned 40 in January, and while he may have starred in several movies over the years, his most-loved roles are the ones that he played in Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. A month after the star’s birthday, his relationship with singer Katy Perry ended, and the award-winning actor has since revealed that he is looking for someone new to settle down with.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
An actress and producer, Sarah Michelle Gellar was first spotted by an agent in New York at the tender age of four, after which she starred in her first television movie. The star’s worldwide recognition came from her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she has continued to feature in a number of television shows and movies since then. Although the actress turned 40 in April, she has not let this slow her down, and continues to develop her various entrepreneurial start-ups, while focussing on her acting career at the same time.
Liv Tyler, a beautiful American actress and former model, turns 40 this July. Her career began at the age of 14, when she started modeling, but quickly turned her attention to acting. This resulted in success for Tyler, as she ended up starring in a number of different roles, both television and movie, but has continued to give back to the community by serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2003.
Indie actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will be turning 40 in November this year. Happily married with two beautiful daughters, Gyllenhaal is set to star in a new HBO series, so do keep an eye out for her.
As you can see from the celebrities mentioned above, turning 40 does not mean that your life needs to slow down in any way. Instead, make the most of your age and experience by working out how to take your career to the next level, and build up a life that you can be really proud of.