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16 Celebrities Who Seem Older or Younger Than They Really Are

Certain stars just know how to keep themselves from aging while others — for a variety of reasons — project an air of maturity beyond their years. Is it possible that Jason Segel is closer in age to Carly Rae Jepsen than Julianne Hough? In Hollywood, at least, age is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Adele, 24 1 of 16
    Adele Adkins at the 85th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

    Adele certainly sings like someone who's experienced a lifetime of heartbreak! And then there's her retro hair and makeup which makes her look like she's been plucked out of another era. The pumped-up ponytail look, especially. But the Grammy-winner, Oscar-winner, and new mom is only 24. 

  • Jason Segel, 33 2 of 16
    Jason Segel seen arriving to the CBS Upfront Awards 2012 at the Lincoln Center in New York

    His love of The Muppets aside, I'd put Jason in the same age group as co-star Paul Rudd and the Judd Apatow crew. In other words, forty-something. Amazingly, he is in fact, 33. 

  • Jennifer Lawrence, 22 3 of 16
    Jennifer Lawrence at the 85th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

    She's been on the A-list ever since Winter's Bone. She's the face of The Hunger Games, one of the most successful books-to-movie franchises. After two Academy Award nominations and one win, it seems like Jennifer should be approaching her 30s, if not in them already... but she's 22!

  • Julianne Hough, 24 4 of 16
    Julianne Hough wears a long navy gown for the Tommy Hilfiger store opening in Beverly Hills

    It was ages and ages ago that we saw her tangoing on Dancing With The Stars. Since it already seems as if Julianne's had multiple careers, I would have put the singer-dancer-actress and ex-girlfriend of Ryan Seacrest at 29 or 30. But she's 24! 

  • Eminem, 40 5 of 16
    Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Eminem raises his hand as he leaves a Tribeca restaurant in NYC, with his headphones on

    Marshall Mathers III as he's formally known, has been married and divorced twice (to the same person-- Kim, his high school sweetheart and the subject of many of his songs). Daughter Hailie is 17. But STILL it's hard to believe Slim Shady is 40 years old. 

  • Taylor Swift, 23 6 of 16
    Taylor Swift  at the 14th NRJ Music Awards ceremony held at the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, France

    We've been hearing about her boyfriend struggles for so long! Plus the straight hair is a lot more sophisticated than the cutesy curls she used to favor. I'd put Taylor Swift somewhere close to 30... but she is 23

  • Alyson Hannigan, 39 7 of 16
    Alyson Hannigan getting in her car after leaving the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles

    The How I Met Your Mother star and mom of two could pass for a decade younger than her actual age... 39!

  • Justin Bieber, 19 8 of 16
    Justin Bieber performs at Unipol during his Believe tour in Bologna

    The singing sensation went from a precocious kid to a 19 year-old who seems like he's 14. The tantrums, the monkey.... 

  • Carly Rae Jepsen, 27 9 of 16
    Carly Rae Jepsen at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

    When she came on the scene with "Call Me Maybe," and also maybe because her "mentor" is Justin Bieber, everyone assumed Carly Rae was a teenager herself. But the Canadian pop star is actually a decade older than many of her fans -- she's 27!

  • Cindy Crawford, 47 10 of 16
    Cindy Crawford attends the amfAR New York Gala, presented by Hublot at Cipriani Wall Street, to kick off fall 2012 Fashion Week

    I venture to say that the supermodel looks better NOW at 47 than she did when we first met her. Those arms! That hair!

  • Halle Berry, 46 11 of 16
    Halle Berry at the 85th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

    Much has been made about the fact that Halle is expecting her second child at 46. (She'll probably be 47 when he's born.) But how about the fact that she doesn't even look 36? I'd put her somewhere around 32 if I had to guess. 

  • Harrison Ford, 71 12 of 16
    Harrison Ford arrives at Claridges Hotel following the "Cowboys & Aliens" premiere earlier in the day

    Ruggedly handsome as ever -- Han Solo (as I will always think of him) is approaching his 8th decade. He's turning 71 this July which means he was 35-ish when Star Wars was released. 

  • Miley Cyrus, 20 13 of 16
    Miley Cyrus shows off her engagement ring at 'Maxim's 2013 Hot 100 Party' held at Create Nightclub in Hollywood

    This is one of those cases where she's been famous for so long that it feels as if she should be a lot older than 20. But Miley was 13 years-old when she began filming Hannah Montana and 11 when she auditioned for the role! 

  • Jared Leto, 41 14 of 16
    Jared Leto and his band '30 Seconds to Mars' perform in a concert at the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' outdoor auditorium in Los Angeles

    Maybe you didn't know he had a band? Jared Leto, actor and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars (that's the band's name) grabs the mic with the intensity and the wardrobe of a twenty-something rocker. He's 41. 

  • Martha Stewart, 71 15 of 16
    Martha Stewart dines at Matsuhisa with some friends, in Beverly Hills

    Before the whole domestic goddess thing, Martha started out as a model. She still looks pretty amazing today... at 71!

  • Salma Hayek, 47 16 of 16
    Salma Hayek at the 85th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

    Talk about bringing the glamour. At 47, the actor-producer always looks flawless. Not a wrinkle in sight!

 

Images courtesy of Pacific Coast News

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