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Celebrity ages - holding back the years?

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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.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 22-Jun-11 17:52:22

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?

NettoSuperstar Sat 25-Jun-11 14:38:22

Tess Daly and Sinitta definitely lying.

I agree that Gaga looks much older than she claims.

NettoSuperstar Sat 25-Jun-11 14:42:06

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.

NettoSuperstar Sat 25-Jun-11 14:48:37

"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

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