85 Years Old Females

The list of famous 85 year old females includes Hedy Lamarr, Shirley Temple, Agatha Christie, Mary of Teck, Ali MacGraw. Famous females featured on this list, include actresses, novelists, political leaders and journalists and from other domains of life. This list of 85 Year Old includes people from United States, England, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Ali MacGraw
(Actress)
Ali MacGraw
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pound Ridge, New York, United States

A veteran actress with a career spanning over half a century, Ali MacGraw first came to prominence in the 1970s after acting in many popular action and romantic films. She was also active on the stage and in TV shows. Besides acting, she has been an animal rights advocate throughout her life.

 2 
Connie Stevens
(Actress and Singer)
Connie Stevens
16
Birthdate: August 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Connie Stevens is best known for her roles in films such as Rock-A-Bye Baby and The Party Crashers. She also gained fame with her performance as "Cricket" Blake in the series Hawaiian Eye and released Billboard-charting singles such as Sixteen Reasons. She was the secretary-treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild.
 3 
Roberta Flack
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Farah Pahlavi
(Queen Consort of the Shah of Iran)
Farah Pahlavi
37
Birthdate: October 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Farah Pahlavi was the Shahbanu of Iran from 1961 to 1979, as the wife of Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Though she was not allowed to hold a political role, she worked for many charities and helped found Iran's first American-style university. She has continued her involvement in charity work even after her husband’s death in 1980. 

 5 
Michael Learned
8
Birthdate: April 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Michael Learned is best known as Olivia Walton from the long-running series The Waltons and won three Emmys for her role. She won another Emmy for playing Nurse Mary Benjamin in the medical drama Nurse. She has appeared on stage and in movies such as Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.
 6 
Stella Stevens
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’, ‘The Nutty Professor’ & ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’)
Stella Stevens
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States

Stella Stevens is an American actress best known for playing important roles in popular films, such as Girls! Girls! Girls! and The Nutty Professor. Renowned for her good looks, Stevens was one of the world's most photographed women during the 1960s. She also appeared in Playboy pictorials and was adjudged Playmate of the Month in January 1960.

 7 
Liv Ullmann
(One of the Greatest European Actresses of All Time)
Liv Ullmann
10
Birthdate: December 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Norwegian actress-film director Liv Ullmann is counted among the greatest European actresses. She is best-known for her roles in films like The Emigrants and Face to Face, both of which earned her Oscar nomination, and the former won her a Golden Globe She received an Honorary Academy Award. Her second directorial feature-film Faithless was nominated for Palme d'Or in 2000.

 8 
Nancy Kwan
(Chinese-American Actress who was Instrumental in the Acceptance of Actors of Asian Ancestry in Major Hollywood Film Roles)
Nancy Kwan
8
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Born to a British mother and a Chinese father, Nancy Kwan became a symbol of the rise of Asian artists in Hollywood. She earned her breakthrough role in The World of Suzie Wong while still a budding ballerina. Following her son’s death due to HIV, she began promoting AIDS awareness.
 9 
Queen Sofía of Spain
(Queen Consort of Spain (1975 – 2014))
Queen Sofía of Spain
2
Birthdate: November 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(24th President of Liberia (2006 - 2018))
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Liberian politician, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. She was the first elected female head of state in Africa. An alumnus of the Harvard University, she began her political career in the 1970s and rose through the ranks with time. She is the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

 11 
Christina Crawford
(Author, Actress)
Christina Crawford
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Actor and author Christina Crawford is best known for her memoir Mommie Dearest, which described her relationship with her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford, highlighting the abuse she had been subjected to. It was later adapted into a film. Christina has also appeared in stage productions, films, and series.
 12 
Lola Van Wagenen
(Historian and Co-Founder of ‘Consumer Action Now’)
Lola Van Wagenen
5
Birthdate: 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States

Lola Van Wagenen is an American historian who is credited with co-founding non-profit educational organizations like Consumer Action Now (CAN) and Clio Visualizing History, Inc. Consumer Action Now went on to establish several environmental education and consumer-oriented programs in an attempt to raise awareness about the effects of consumers' buying habits on the environment.

 13 
Mavis Staples
(American singer)
Mavis Staples
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 14 
Anne Perry
(Author of Historical Detective Fiction, Best Known for Her 'Thomas Pitt' and 'William Monk' Series)
Anne Perry
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England

Juliet Hulme, better known as Anne Perry, is the bestselling author of the widely popular William Monk and Thomas Pitt series of novels. She changed her name after a 5-year sentence for killing her friend’s mother at age 15. She has also worked as a flight attendant.

 15 
Dolores Hart
(Nun)
Dolores Hart
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Carolina Herrera
(Venezuelan Fashion Designer Known for Her Elegance and for Dressing Various First Ladies)
Carolina Herrera
20
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Born into an affluent political family of Caracas, Carolina Herrera was introduced to fashion by her socialite grandmother. The Venezuelan-American designer, who owns a luxury clothing line and a fragrance line, is known for dressing up celebrities and eminent personalities such as Michelle Obama and Renee Zellweger. 
 17 
Louise Lasser
(Actress)
Louise Lasser
4
Birthdate: April 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Diana Muldaur
(Actress)
Diana Muldaur
2
Birthdate: August 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Samantha Eggar
(Actress)
Samantha Eggar
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Lynda Baron
(Actress)
Lynda Baron
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester, England
 21 
Caryl Churchill
(British Playwright Best Known for Her Plays: ‘Top Girls’, ‘Cloud 9’ and ‘Serious Money’)
Caryl Churchill
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

British playwright Caryl Churchill is best-known for works that emphasize on feminist-issues, sexual-politics and abuses of power. Most renowned works of Churchill, who also gained attention for using non-naturalistic techniques, include the farce Cloud 9 about sexual politics; the play Top Girls that deals with feminist issues; and the satirical play Serious Money that was largely written in rhyming couplets.

 22 
Shirley Caesar
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known as the 'First Lady of Gospel Music' And 'The Queen of Gospel Music')
Shirley Caesar
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Twelve-time Grammy-winning gospel singer Shirley Caesar is also known as The First Lady of Gospel. She began her music career with The Caravans and later went solo, releasing phenomenal hits such as Faded Rose and I Remember Mama. She also established a non-profit to serve the needy.

 23 
Helen
(Actress, Dancer)
Helen
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
 24 
Viva
(Actress)
Viva
1
Birthdate: August 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
 25 
Janette Scott
(English Retired Actress)
Janette Scott
0
Birthdate: December 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morecambe, Lancashire, England

The daughter of actor Thora Hird, Janette Scott began her career as a child artist. She later appeared in films such as The Day of the Triffids. She penned her memoir at 14 and was the youngest actor to portray Peter Pan. She quit her career after marrying Mel Tormé.

 26 
Margaret Drabble
(English Novelist, Biographer and Critic)
Margaret Drabble
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

English author Margaret Drabble mostly writes about women protagonists and their experiences through marriage, motherhood, and intellectual development. Her novels such as The Gates of Ivory and A Summer Bird-Cage have earned her honors such as the DBE. She is the younger sister of novelist A.S. Byatt.

 27 
Germaine Greer
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian author and feminist Germaine Greer made headlines with her first book, The Female Eunuch, which focused on female sexuality. Greer’s career boasts of a PhD in literature, and she has also taught at the University of Warwick and other institutes. She was later named an Australian National Living Treasure.

 28 
Ada Yonath
(Scientist)
Ada Yonath
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Isreal

Ada Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer. She is best known for her work on the structure of the ribosome, for which she received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz. The first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize, she occupies the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professorial Chair at the Weizmann Institute.  

 29 
Marian Wright Edelman
(Writer, Lawyer)
Marian Wright Edelman
2
Listed In:
Birthdate: June 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bennettsville
 30 
Mary Jo Catlett
(Actress)
Mary Jo Catlett
3
Birthdate: September 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Tessa Kennedy
Tessa Kennedy
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guildford

Tessa Kennedy is a British interior designer who works for prominent hotels, restaurants, multi-national corporations, clubs, celebrities, and royalty. She is credited with establishing her own company Tessa Kennedy Design, Ltd., which has received many design accolades. Tessa Kennedy made headlines in 1957 when she eloped with English portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes.

 32 
Judy Collins
(Singer-songwriter)
Judy Collins
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 33 
Amanda Lear
(Singer)
Amanda Lear
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Annette Andre
(Actress)
Annette Andre
0
Birthdate: June 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 35 
Pia Lindström
(Journalist)
Pia Lindström
2
Birthdate: September 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Rosalba Neri
(Actress)
Rosalba Neri
0
Birthdate: June 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Forli, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Michèle Mercier
(Actress)
Michèle Mercier
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nice, France

Michèle Mercier is a French actress best known for playing Angélique Sancé de Monteloup in the 1964 historical romance film Angélique, Marquise des Anges. Over the course of her illustrious career, Mercier has worked with prominent directors like Dino Risi, François Truffaut, Mario Monicelli, and Ken Annakin. She has also appeared alongside popular actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Charles Bronson.

 38 
Beate Klarsfeld
(Franco-German Journalist and Nazi Hunter)
Beate Klarsfeld
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Nazi Germany

Beate Klarsfeld is a Franco-German journalist best known for her work as a Nazi hunter. Beate and her husband Serge Klarsfeld achieved popularity for their documentation of many Nazi war criminals, including Alois Brunner, Kurt Lischka, Klaus Barbie, and Kurt Asche. Over the years, Beate Klarsfeld has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including National Jewish Book Award.

 39 
Beata Tyszkiewicz
(Actress)
Beata Tyszkiewicz
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilanów, Poland
 40 
Lili Ivanova
(Singer)
Lili Ivanova
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kubrat, Bulgaria
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 41 
Adrienne Clarkson
(Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005)
Adrienne Clarkson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Central, Hong Kong

Adrienne Clarkson is a Hong Kong-born Canadian political leader and journalist. She is best known for her service as the Governor General of Canada from 7 October 1999 to 27 September 2005. Over the course of her career, Adrienne Clarkson has won many prestigious medals and awards such as the Canadian Centennial Medal and the Vimy Award.

 42 
Veruschka von Lehndorff
(Model)
Veruschka von Lehndorff
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 43 
Lynn Seymour
(Canadian Ballerina, Choreographer, and Ballet Coach)
Lynn Seymour
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wainwright, Canada
 44 
Janet Suzman
(Actor, Film director, Film actor, Television actor)
Janet Suzman
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg
 45 
Mary Peters
(British Former Athlete)
Mary Peters
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halewood, Liverpool, England

Mary Peters is a Northern Irish former athlete who specialized in the pentathlon and shot put. She was athletic from a young age and received encouragement from her father to pursue her passion. She represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and won the gold medal in the women's pentathlon.  

 46 
Renata Adler
(American Author, Journalist, and Film Critic )
Renata Adler
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic who has been a staff writer-reporter for The New Yorker. She studied comparative literature at Harvard University and later received a J.D. from Yale Law School. Despite not being much knowledgeable about films, she became a film critic for The New York Times. She has also written many books. 

 47 
Vija Celmins
(Known for Painting, Graphic art, Printmaking)
Vija Celmins
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
 48 
Maureen Jennings
(novelist, writer)
Maureen Jennings
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Birmingham
 49 
Judith Martin
(Economist, Journalist)
Judith Martin
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
 50 
Sarojini Jugnauth
(First Lady of Mauritius)
Sarojini Jugnauth
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quatre Bornes, Mauritius