Quiet as I’ve kept it, I turned 40 earlier this month.  I know, I can’t believe it either.  Even though my body sometimes sends me messages to the contrary, I don’t feel (or think I look) a day over 35.

So I’m convinced now more than ever that age ain’t nuthin’ but a number.  And if you don’t believe me, check out these celebs who like fine wine have become better with time.  These five fab women over 40 give me something to aspire to.

The First Lady buckles up for safety...and fashion.

Michelle Obama, age 46

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, age 43

Halle Berry, age 43

Halle Berry, age 43

Vanessa Williams, 47

Vanessa Williams, 46

Angela Bassett, 51

Angela Bassett, 51

Did I leave out any of your favorites?  If so, respond to this post and let me know who else should be on the list.

Image credit: Bauer-Griffin, Zuma Press