Celebrity ages - holding back the years?

(60 Posts)
KorrallKrabba Tue 21-Jun-11 17:09:20

How I guffawed, when I read about Geri Halliwell, 38, this morning. I remember being considerably younger than her when the Spice Girls were around - to the tune of at least 3 or 4 years. Now, we practically share a birthday.

Any one else noticed this and who else is playing fast and loose with DOBs?

lettinggo Tue 21-Jun-11 23:16:33

I think Kelly Brook has shaved a couple of years off her age too.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 21-Jun-11 23:20:48

Nicole Sherzinger. Lots around at this very moment about her age, think she has been 32/26 for a while. Supposedly no one gets to see her passport.

And we have Caprice (36) also.

My mum would pipe up at this moment Jilly Johnson (ex page 3 model) who had a daughter at the same time as she did, and at the same age. But some years later, Jilly had not aged at all, in looks or in number. Should clarify that my mum is the polar opposite in every sense to a Page 3 model.

sharbie Tue 21-Jun-11 23:25:35

oooooooo loads

catherine zeta jones
liz hurley
caprice - has been in her 30s forever
nancy d whatsit
geri h was 25 in spice girls days - a good 15 years ago

MissMaryofSweden Tue 21-Jun-11 23:31:59

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Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Tue 21-Jun-11 23:37:17

Beyonce is another, she has been 27 for at least 5 years now. Also, can Katy Perry really be 24?

CatPower Wed 22-Jun-11 13:51:36

Jessie J is meant to be 21/22 - she must have had a really rough paper round if that's her real age.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 22-Jun-11 17:49:24

MissMary, is that true about Anna Friel? Her IMDB entry says she's 35. I know that's not gospel, but I don't think she looks any older really.

In the same vein, I guffawed at this quote a few years ago "Vanessa Feltz, size 12".

Realitystrikesback Wed 22-Jun-11 17:59:07

Rachel weitz was older than me but now seems to be the same age

thestringcheeseincident Wed 22-Jun-11 18:00:54

I think Gaga looks much older than her 25.

KorrallKrabba Wed 22-Jun-11 18:26:20

I think Anna Friel might have maybe shaved a year off at most. I found a deleted wikipedia page giving her DOB as 1975. The Brookside kiss thing was 1994 and she was 18, so it broadly stacks up, unless pages of internet history have been re-written. <conspiracy...>

CZJ would have to have been 22 in the Darling Buds of May, which is plausible enough.

Anastacia (remember her...?) was "24" (but actually 30) when Outta Love came out, thanks to record co marketing wizardry.

It's quite disgraceful really. I'd be genuinely chuffed to see an actress or musician hit the big time in her late 20s or early/mid 30s.

BalloonSlayer Fri 24-Jun-11 17:47:22

"And we have Caprice (36) also."

Is that the model Caprice? The one whom I was sneering at in my early twenties for having a name that means "selfish whim?" Which would mean she was about 14 when her modelling career started.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sat 25-Jun-11 12:53:33

Although that's not unfeasible, scarily. Wasn't Kate Moss discovered at 14? And Lily Cole?

Although I think Caprice is older than she claims.

BalloonSlayer Sat 25-Jun-11 14:33:20

She is 39, apparently. Which is more like it. And of course my memory could be at fault . . . but I DO think I remember her having been around for ever, before the term "supermodel" was even invented.

belgo Sat 25-Jun-11 14:37:41

Amanda De Cadenet is another one who is apparently still in her thirties, but then she was very young when she became famous I think?

Tess Daly and Sinitta definitely lying.

I agree that Gaga looks much older than she claims.

I remember ADC becoming famous when she was around 16. I think I was maybe 12-13 then, and I'm 33 now so it would make sense she's still in her thirties.

franke Sat 25-Jun-11 14:45:14

Oh yes, Catherine Zeta J, Kylie, Liz Hurley and Jennifer Aniston all use to be older than me.

"In the same vein, I guffawed at this quote a few years ago "Vanessa Feltz, size 12"."

Yep, a bit like Coleen Nolan, size 10.

TheSecondComing Sat 25-Jun-11 14:58:24

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AurraSing Sat 25-Jun-11 15:26:55

Catherine ZJ use to be a good couple of years older than me. Ulrika Johnson looks a lot older than she claims.

But I can't see how they could get away with fibbing. Wouldn't someone say 'hang on, I used to go to school with you and I'm 47.' ?

pawsnclaws Sat 25-Jun-11 19:09:18

I agree UJ looks older, sadly. She is 43, which is two years older than me - definitely true as she was at school with a friend of mine two years above me.

If celebs lie about their age I think the real shame is that they feel the need to - same as how celebs feel they need to lie about their sexuality.

belgo Sat 25-Jun-11 19:35:28

On the other end of the scale, Nigella Lawson looks good for her age imo.

rookiemater Sat 25-Jun-11 19:42:42

Well if Geri Halliwell is over 40 she is looking bloody good for it, ok may have had facial surgery and botox, but her body looks like that of a much younger woman

QuimFabray Sat 25-Jun-11 23:10:11

Another one is Christine Bleakley who tried to shave a year off of her age and was then outed as being 32.

I'm the same age and can't help, in spite of myself, comparing how I look to celebs in their early 30's. Sad really, that women put themselves through this.

Very telling that there are no male celebrities on this thread.

hmc Sat 25-Jun-11 23:17:48

Am fairly sure Geri halliwell is younger than me - i'm 43, and I would have thought she was about 5 years younger....?

Pleased to hear that UJ is 43, I look like I have drunk from the fountain of eternal youth compared to her (gloats in unseemly fashion)

What age is Kylie claiming? She ought to be 43 (same age as me, same birthday month) - just going to google to see if she is being scrupulously honest [in Kylie's case however, I look like her grandmother]

coastgirl Sat 25-Jun-11 23:21:34

Donna Air is now the same age as DH and I, but when we were kids she was a teenager in Byker Grove...

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Sun 26-Jun-11 00:16:26

I'm not sure that UJ has shaved that much off her age - I think she's just one of these woman who doesn't suit being so skinny and I think it's the weight loss that's aged her look.

Christine Bleakley, though - even if she's 32 she's had a tough paper round.

JoleneJoleneJoleneJoleeene Sun 26-Jun-11 08:44:30

Uj has spent too much time in the sun.

hey HMC - I share the exact birthday with Kylie, so she will never get away with it! I too look like her mother, while her skin appears to get tighter and wrinkles seem to be appearing ON my wrinkles.

Gastonladybird Sun 26-Jun-11 13:59:58

Christine bleakley- meant to be 32 or something . another one with a long paper round with a lot of heavy Sunday supplements

Gastonladybird Sun 26-Jun-11 14:02:05

Also agree re Uj not shaving years off but more an argument for ageing effect of sun and extreme weight loss.

There is something very human about ulrika - has had a lot of stuff happen but media wouldn't give a bloke the shit she gets about multiple partners etc

Pharoahnuff Thu 16-Feb-12 17:07:47

hey caprice is still 40!

TheMouseRanUpTheClock Thu 16-Feb-12 23:44:42

UJ sounds about right at 43, and Kylie should be 43 also, Gerry was the oldest spice girl and by a few years as well, Emma was the youngest, Posh is about the same age as Robbie Williams, 38, so Gerry must be 40 or older by now.

Meglet Fri 17-Feb-12 11:39:20

I do know that Posh, Robbie Williams and Kate Moss are all the same age as me (38 this year). So it will be amusing if I ever notice that they're tinkered with their ages.

Kate Moss might have had more fun than me but I have fewer wrinkles. hmm

MissHilly Fri 17-Feb-12 20:27:59

Christine Bleakely was in my friend's year at school (was head girl too) she is definitely 32/33 - though agree she looks older.

Grag Tue 20-Mar-12 01:35:40

Jason Statham's age has been tampered with. He's from just up the road from where I live (Derbyshire) but they've rewritten his bio so he was born 5 years later in London.

ettiketti Tue 20-Mar-12 03:07:00

Jason Statham....he's 44, from Derbyshire according to everything I've ever read. Age seems about right, I've not seen his bio rewritten although admittedly I perv over his photos more than I read about him

ettiketti Tue 20-Mar-12 03:14:18

Caprice was 40 last year, looks way older though! Geri is 40 this year I think and that sounds about right....

MagsAloof Thu 29-Mar-12 11:18:26

I remember Beyonce was the same age as me (I am 34). I remember CLEARLY that when I was 20, she was 20. Now she's suddenly 30.

<She looks bloody good for 34, though>

StiffyByng Sun 01-Apr-12 20:38:02

Geri was a few years above me at school. If she'd stayed on, she'd have been Lower Sixth when I started. I turned 35 this school year so she would have turned 40.

Nancy66 Mon 09-Apr-12 12:59:49

I remember watching Sinitta on TOTP when I was a kid - now, bizarrely, she's three years younger than me

cocolepew Mon 09-Apr-12 13:06:58

Florence Welch looks much older than 25

LadyHarrietdeSpook Wed 11-Apr-12 18:20:14

I've wondered about Sarah Jessica Parker for a while. I am surprised to see she's only supposed to be five years older than me. If my parents hadn't moved I could have dug out all of my old Teen Magazines and settled this debate once and for all.

Unless...when they were younger they had to 'lie up' ?!

howhardcanthisbe Tue 17-Apr-12 18:48:02

Amanda Holden has been 40 for years

Dolcegusto Tue 17-Apr-12 19:08:48

Not convinced about gaga being 26.

papooshka Sat 02-Jun-12 07:22:13

CZJ, Jennifer aniston, Gwen stefani, J-Lo all born in 1969 so are turning 43 this year..like me!!

SoupDragon Sat 02-Jun-12 07:59:44

Beyonce's dates seem to stack up though - born in 1981 she would have been 16 at the start of Destiny's child in 1997 which sounds about right.

SoupDragon Sat 02-Jun-12 08:00:39

There are certainly celebs who were older tham me yet who now aren't. Cameron Diaz for one.

Kyle hasn't tampered with her age - she has always been the same as me (in age as well as looks. Ahem.)

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Sat 02-Jun-12 08:06:25

I was going to say Florence. I have nothing against her but is she really 25?
She doesn't seem the type to lie for vanity reasons but perhaps to appeal to the yoof?

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Sat 02-Jun-12 08:07:24

I am about to turn 45. This is clearly a lie as I can't possibly be over 30.

ChildofIsis Sat 02-Jun-12 08:10:30

Kylie talked about being 43 in a radio interview the other day and I thought 'well done' for being real, she was always 1 year younger then me.

Shame she didn't leave her face 'real'.

Charl0tteBronteSaurus Sat 02-Jun-12 08:11:19

yy to Kelly Brook
I am sure we were in the same year at neighbouring schools
now she is 2 years younger than me confused

rosy71 Sat 02-Jun-12 08:12:37

Geri Halliwell is 39. She's the same age as dp who is 40 next month. I think she was born August 1972.

ThisAintKansas Wed 13-Jun-12 21:55:32

Beyonce was in two girl groups in the early 90s (Girl Time and Something Fresh), way before Destiny's Child. I know she was young when she started out, but she wasn't that young. 'No No No' came out in 97. She was NOT 16.

Verdict: Beyonce is about 35.

YY to Ginger Spice.

Nicole Sherzinger must be 40, surely?

Margerykemp Wed 13-Jun-12 21:57:57

kylie was born on 28th may 1968, which makes her 44 now. the botox is showing.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Wed 13-Jun-12 22:39:16

Nancy I remember watching Sinitta on the TV as a kid, and she's now only a year or so older than me. Hmm....

I was born in Sept 1972 - I'm 40, so if Ginger Spice was the born the month before she will be 40 too. Although I remember when I was at uni and the Spice Girls were born that she was older than me by 3 years or so??

hiviolet Thu 15-Nov-12 21:20:24

Yes! Beyonce has been annoying me too grin Supposedly a year younger than me, but looked considerably older than me when she first got famous and I was 17...

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