Female Actresses Over 50 Biography
Why she's hot: The Oscar nominee splits her time between TV ('ER'), theater (in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis) and the big screen, where, this summer, she plays villainess Dr. Amanda Waller in the 'Green Lantern' flick.
Up next: She also co-stars with Paula Patton and Loretta Devine in the May wedding comedy 'Jumping the Broom,' and with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in the McG-directed action-comedy 'This Means War.'
Why she's hot: She was just nominated for a Best Actress Oscar (and won a Golden Globe) for her role in the 2010 drama 'The Kids Are All Right,' arguably her finest work ever.
Up next: She stars with Anthony Hopkins and Andy Garcia in the Garcia-directed and co-written drama 'Hemingway & Fuentes,' about the friendship that inspired Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea,' as well as the Rob Reiner-directed dramedy 'The Third Act,' with Morgan Freeman.Glenn Close
Why she's hot: She traded Oscar nods for back-to-back Emmy wins for her role as ruthless attorney Patty Hewes on FX's 'Damages,' but she returns to the big screen -- or at least, her voice does -- in the April 29 animated sequel 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil.'
Up next: 'Damages' returns for a fourth season this summer (on DirecTV), and on the big screen, Close co-wrote, produced and stars in 'Albert Nobbs,' about a 19th century Englishwoman who pretends to be a man so she can support herself as a butlerJudi Dench
Why she's hot: The Oscar winner, currently starring in 'Jane Eyre,' may be in her seventies, but she's showing no signs of slowing down, with an upcoming slate that includes ...
Up next: the Judd Apatow-penned thriller 'Stainless Steel,' an adaptation of the novel 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' with Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, 'My Week With Marilyn' with Michelle Williams, Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and a return as M in the 23rd James Bond flick.
Why she's hot: The Oscar winner is starring in Lawrence Kasdan's upcoming drama 'Darling Companion,' about a woman who loves her dog more than she loves her husband ... and then the husband (Kevin Kline) loses the pooch.
Up next: And in another upcoming relationship drama, Keaton is scheduled to star opposite Ed Harris in 'The Look of Love,' in which she'll play a widow who falls for a man who looks just like her deceased spouse.