Fab and 40s: Our Favorite Leading Ladies!

From Jennifer Aniston to Halle Berry, we celebrate our favorite actresses over 40 who keep getting better with age! (27 Photos)

Kimberly Potts on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:02AM

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Fab and 40s: Our Favorite Leading Ladies!

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Viola Davis

It seems that Viola Davis, 47, is at the peak of her career. Aside from landing two Oscar nominations in the past three years -- a supporting actress nod for Doubt (2009) and a lead actress nomination for last year's The Help -- Davis has maintained a steady stream of dramatic roles for the past several years. But according to Davis, not all actresses (especially African-American women) can be so lucky. "It’s much harder to get a film with a woman lead made," Davis said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn’t happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue." But despite Davis' worry, the actress has it pretty good: in addition to her flourishing film career, she adopted 1-year-old daughter Genesis with husband Julius Tennon last year.

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