POST 50

9 Stars Who Actually Look Better With Gray Hair

Gray has never looked so good.

Before young starlets made gray hair a new-age fad, these stylish, older celebs were ahead of the curve, showing that going gray isn't just a fashion statement, it's a lifestyle. 

No longer associated with being past your prime, gray hair is white hot nowadays -- sexy, confident and just a little glam. We think these stylish celebs might have something to do with it. Check out some of the stars who've gone gray gracefully and aren't afraid to embrace their age. 

  • Jon Stewart, 52
    Stewart, now known for being comedy's hottest silver fox, wasn't always gray. He actually used to have a head chock full of t
    Mark Davis via Getty Images
    Stewart, now known for being comedy's hottest silver fox, wasn't always gray. He actually used to have a head chock full of thick brown hair -- though some reports suggest he had a sprinkling of grays as early as 1994. Clearly confident with his graying look, Stewart has even embraced a full white beard. Lookin' good.
  • George Clooney, 54
    The A-list star has always oozed old-school charm, sporting his trademark salt-and-pepper for at least two decades, including
    John Shearer/Invision/AP
    The A-list star has always oozed old-school charm, sporting his trademark salt-and-pepper for at least two decades, including during his legendary turn on hit show "ER" as Dr. Doug Ross. And luckily for us, the star has sworn he won't be turning to the dye bottle anytime soon. In an interview earlier this year, Clooney said "You have to come to terms with getting older and not try to fight it. I'm a big believer in the idea that you can't try to look younger. You just have to try to look the best you can at the age you are."
  • Hugh Grant, 55
    He's known for his floppy hair and charming smile -- and now Grant has let his trademark 'do go gray. The British actor has e
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    He's known for his floppy hair and charming smile -- and now Grant has let his trademark 'do go gray. The British actor has embraced mother nature since turning 50. Before his milestone birthday, the actor said he was "dreading" turning the big 5-0, but we think it might just be one of the best things to happen to him (and us). 
  • Helen Mirren, 70
    At 70, Mirren has been gray for a while. She's also open to having fun with her hair color. At 67, rather than reaching for a
    Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images
    At 70, Mirren has been gray for a while. She's also open to having fun with her hair color. At 67, rather than reaching for a box of dye to go back to her natural blonde color, she decided to go for a temporary pink wash and debuted it on the red carpet, stunning everyone.
  • Richard Gere, 66
    The actor embraced his silver fox status decades ago, when he started to go gray quite early in his career. In a <a href="htt
    Andrew Toth via Getty Images
    The actor embraced his silver fox status decades ago, when he started to go gray quite early in his career. In a recent interview, Gere admitted he's got no problem with a little silver saying "I have never dyed my hair in my life - and I am not going to start now." Phew. 
  • Glenn Close, 68
    She may have played Cruella de Vil in "101 Dalmatians," but in real life, Close's hair is much more glamorous than her charac
    Jeffrey Mayer via Getty Images
    She may have played Cruella de Vil in "101 Dalmatians," but in real life, Close's hair is much more glamorous than her character's. We're loving Close's hair color and apparently she is, too. The actress is said to prefer to wear wigs for roles that require a different hair color -- rather than dye her luminous locks. Who can blame her?
  • Antonio Banderas, 55
    We love the actor's approach to aging. In a 2011 interview, Banderas swore he'd never get plastic surgery, saying: "I am star
    Monica Schipper via Getty Images
    We love the actor's approach to aging. In a 2011 interview, Banderas swore he'd never get plastic surgery, saying: "I am starting to like gray hair and wrinkles and find them interesting...I accept myself and the way that I am growing older," he told The Telegraph. 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, 56
    The actress reportedly said she would give up the dye once she hit 50 and it seems&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.c
    JB Lacroix via Getty Images
    The actress reportedly said she would give up the dye once she hit 50 and it seems she's stayed true to her promise. We applaud her for an edgier gray hair look -- Curtis has kept her trademark pixie cut.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, 58
    Day-Lewis is at the top of his game in his 50s and we're thinking it's got something to do with the gray. He won an Oscar for
    Jemal Countess via Getty Images
    Day-Lewis is at the top of his game in his 50s and we're thinking it's got something to do with the gray. He won an Oscar for his turn in "Lincoln" -- in which he wore aging makeup to make himself look like the older president. Guess the gray hair came in handy.

 

Also on HuffPost: 

PHOTO GALLERY
8 Guidelines For Stress-Free Aging