Published March 01, 2013
Wow! Is Carmen Electra really 40 years old?
The former "Baywatch" babe slipped back into the world's most famous red one-piece bathing suit for In Touch magazine (click here to see the pics) — and 15 years later, she looks sexier than ever.
"I feel better than I did at 25!" Carmen tells the mag, crediting her svelte physique to her love of dance and a diet that's heavy on "protein and vegetables." In fact, she says she'd love to pose for Playboy again.
But Carmen isn't the only 40-something star who looks even better now than she did in her 30s. Gwyneth Paltrow turned 40 in September, and women still copy her workout/diet/juice cleanse regimen in hopes of looking like her.
There's still something about Cameron Diaz, who turned 40 last August, and 46-year-old Salma Hayek was arguably the hottest woman at this year's Golden Globes (take that, J-Law). Jennifer Lopez seems to prefer being half naked — and wouldn't you, if you looked as great as she does at 43?
These days, 40 is far from a death sentence in Hollywood, at least if you look like Sofia Vergara. She turned 40 last July, and her career is just getting started.
From Carmen to Cameron to Halle Berry, let us know: Who is the hottest female star over 40?