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From Madonna and Tom Cruise to Amanda Holden and Holly Willoughby – the celebrities who look at least 10 years younger than their real age

Celebrities have this almost irritating way of looking far younger than they actually are. Whether it be for roles or on the red carpet celebs somehow managed to roll back the years to continue to look glamorous well after people outside the public eye may have given it up.

There are a bunch of high profile stars that look 10 years younger than they actually are, many of them with a London connection. Tom Cruise, Madonna, Holly Willoughby, Amanda Holden, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt and Paul Rudd all seem to look exactly the same as they did back in 2012.

So how do they do it and what are many of these Hollywood actors’ connections to the UK capital?

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Tom Cruise



Tom Cruise is almost 60!
Tom Cruise is almost 60!

Looking at the Hollywood megastar it is hard to believe that he is pushing 60. The 59 year-old actor has lived in London while he was shooting Mission: Impossible 7 .

According to In Touch an insider that knows Tom well said that he found a sense of belonging last year. They said: “Tom loves the rainy weather, the people, taking long walks in the city,” says the insider about the UK and “wants a simpler life” as he gets older. “He’s never had a place to call home before, not really, but he’s finally found that in London,” the insider continued.

During his stay in the capital, when mask mandates were still a thing, Tom apparently enjoyed the anonymity. “If he wears a hat and mask, he can slip into bookstores or antique shops and no one knows it’s him,” the insider explained. “He’s got family living there, too, which gives him a sense of belonging.”

Many have joked that Tom’s youthful appearance has something to do with a magic formula or even something more sinister. Either way, somehow the veteran action hero is still performing a lot of his own stunts! Magic potion or not, it is more likely it is a mixture of a healthy diet, free time, exercise and maybe a cheeky nip and tuck here and there.

madonna



Madonna is still performing live shows as she has done for decades
Madonna is still performing live shows as she has done for decades

The popstar has long had a connection to the capital, being married to English director Guy Richie for 8 years and still owning a £10 million property in Marylebone. The seemingly ageless Queen of Pop doesn’t look anywhere near her 63 years.

The Like A Prayer singer still tours and has remained in incredible physical shape throughout her decades-long career. In 1996 she gave credit to Ashtanga yoga for keeping her trim.

The diva is famous for her image changes over the years, pop art experimental style and Bowie-like persona transformations that continue to keep her at the cutting edge of pop culture. The internet seems to agree that part of Madonna’s youthful appearance of her is because of the work she has done, but no amount of surgery can keep you fit enough to keep performing the way she does.

amanda holden



Amanda is in outrageous shape
Amanda is in outrageous shape

It has a long history with the capital which played a role in molding her early career when she studied at Mountview Academy of Theater Arts in Peckham. The actress, talent judge and media host has long beguiled her 1.8 million Instagram followers with images of her tight physique and seemingly never aging appearance of her.

The 51-year-old looks like she could be far younger and is constantly complimented by fans for her ability to remain looking youthful. She has clued people into how she maintains her shape de ella, swearing by yoga much as Madonna does.

Amanda has spoken about her diet citing oil fish and vegetables as the foundation of her healthy diet. However, she says she doesn’t deny herself things telling Hello Magazine: “Life’s too short to do fat-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free. I don’t believe in half-fat anything, I have full-fat yogurt, butter and cheese. And I splurge on the weekends. I love wine.”

Holly Willoughby



Over 20 years on TV have left a mark on Holly
Over 20 years on TV have left a mark on Holly

The ITV This Morning presenter is a long time London resident. She owns a 6-bedroom £3m house in Barnes in Richmond with her husband Dan Baldwin and 3 children.

Holly has been a TV presence since she was a teenager and has carried forward a successful career as the host of many of Britain’s most beloved talent shows and daytime programmes. Despite decades on TV, Holly barely seems to have aged since her 30s with the 41-year-old impressing many with her seemingly ageless appearance of her.

Holly reportedly boxes to stay in shape according to her Celebrity Juice co-host Keith Lemon. Fans have previously said that they can’t believe the presenter is in her 40s and insist she hasn’t changed much since her 20s.

Stanley Tucci



Stanley is a famously snappy dresser
Stanley is a famously snappy dresser

The American may be primarily known for his performances in Hollywood, but the actor actually lives in Barnes in London with his British wife and sister of Emily Blunt, Felicity. Stanley has starred in a number of blockbuster hits and cult favorites including The Devil Wears Prada where he met his now-wife of him.

Known for his snappy dress sense and trim physique, Stanley appears to have aged so gracefully into his 60s that many have not noticed. The 61-year-old is still in great shape and in 2021 that he had been battling cancer which appears to have gone into remission.

In lockdown, the actor revealed that he used pilates to stay in shape following online instructions from a friend of his who teaches the exercise. Stanley is also an avid chef and has released a cookbook of traditional Italian recipes which reflect his culinary heritage.

Emily Blunt



Emily has played everything from action hero to Mary Poppins
Emily has played everything from action hero to Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt is said to have been the highest paid actress in 2020, the same year she and fellow actor and husband John Krasinski, 41 moved across the pond from New York to Waltham Forest in North East London. The 39-year-old has played every role in the book from Mary Poppins to maverick action heroine in Edge of Tomorrow opposite Tom Cruise.

Emily seems to have staved off the aging process over the years with the actress looking nowhere near like she is on the cusp of 40. Like many other celebrities who seem to have magical anti-aging properties, Emily has methods to keep her complexion clear and her body in shape.

In a statement that will surprise no one at this point, the A Quiet Place actress praises pilates and yoga as the method of how she got into shape: “I really like doing Pilates as well and yoga and all those lengthening exercises … probably like four , sometimes five times a week!”

Paul Rudd



Paul has clearly been possessed by a demonic spirit
Paul has clearly been possessed by a demonic spirit

Paul Rudd’s connection to London is pretty interesting. It’s not clear that he has ever lived here personally but he is a Londoner by blood. Both his parents of him come from the capital with his mum hailing from Surbiton while his father of him is from Edgeware.

The New Jersey-born actor is official the biggest meme of the “celebrities never age” chatter online as people are convinced not only that the actor can’t age, but that he has made some kind of demonic agreement to remain youthful forever.

The 53-year-old Ant-Man star has been named the “real-life Benjamin Button” as over a career spanning more than 3 decades the actor hasn’t changed, with some fans arguing her looks younger now than he did in his 20s. Last year her ella was named the world’s sexiest man, a title the Anchorman actor was very humble about.

So what is his secret? Paul was pushed by his fellow marvel actor Chris Evans, who asked: “Why don’t you age? Are you drinking baby blood?” According to Hello Paul he has said he uses suncream when he goes into the sun as one explanation for his youthful looks of him. All that he seems to do is further confirm that he is some kind of ageless vampire.

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