While graying hair can be a sign of growing older, silver strands can appear for many reasons, none of which should be seen in a negative light. As our perspective on aging continues to shift, and we start to embrace our natural journey more and more, going fully gray has become ever more prevalent amongst A-listers and fans alike, with the list of celebrities with gray hair growing by the hour.
Whether you’re looking to push yourself to own your evolving self or you’re just over the routine of root touch ups, here are 19 celebrities with gray hair who prove that going silver is not just doable, it’s fun and fashionable, too.
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You may have noticed that Mom star Allison Janney has ditched her lengthy brunette strands for a light, silver/blonde look as of late, and we can’t get enough. A few years ago on The Ellen Show, the now 64-year-old got real about how her short new ‘do resulted from extension maintenance taking up too much time in her day-to-day life, and while she opts for a super sheer blonde look nowadays, the actress continuously lets her natural grays shine through.
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Actress and model Andie MacDowell has always been known for her gorgeous mane of full curls, and while she rocked a deep brown for years, the 65-year-old has now fully embraced her natural gray, and the silver strands perfectly compliment her iconic curls.
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Jamie Lee Curtis
Once known for her striking blonde pixie, Everything, Everywhere, All At Once star Jamie Lee Curtis has since ditched the dye and is letting her gray strands take center stage. A few years back, the star told Britain’s ITV about how she’s become “an advocate for natural beauty” after some hair-frying experiences, and it’s safe to say that Curtis is rocking the natural beauty look.
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Throughout her career, Diane Keaton has made us laugh and cry, and now, at 78 years old, she’s inspiring us with her ageless beauty. The Book Club star now rocks shoulder-length strands of total gray, and looks consistently chic and fashion-forward doing so.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
While she hasn’t gone totally gray yet, SJP has been known to let her silver strands shine through lately, and has been openly vocal about the gray-hair discourse surrounding her. Back in 2022, Parker told Allure that she was shocked by the amount of people applauding her “bravery” for showing her grays. While she urges viewers to applaud someone else, the Sex And The City star explained that going gray is more practical for her than it is brave: “I can’t spend time getting base color every two weeks,” she told the outlet, “Can’t do it. Nope. Too much.”
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The queen of Hollywood herself, Meryl Streep, could convince us to do pretty much anything, including go gray. While we’ve seen the actress go gray for on-screen roles in the past, the 74-year-old has now begun rocking the silver ‘do off camera, too, stunning viewers at the 2024 Golden Globes with her striking silver ponytail.
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Stylist and fashion consultant, Stacy London, has long been known for her gray streaks, and her passion for keeping them visible has been inspiring throughout her career. While she’s explained in interviews that she could part her hair in a way to keep it covered, she refuses since she thinks there’s nothing to hide, and we couldn’t agree more.
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While she still experiments with vibrant colors now and then, Sharon Osbourne is also known to let her natural grays and silver strands shine. The talk show host has often appeared on The View with her grays on full display, but her commitment to experimenting with fun dyes shows that playing with your hair has no age limit.
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Workout legend and actress Jane Fonda looks incredible at 86—all that cardio pays off—and her shoulder-length, wavy gray hair is truly magical. Lighter in the front and more dimensional towards the back, the cut and natural color of Fonda’s full-gray proves that aging hair is effortlessly stylish.
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While we may be used to seeing Glenn Close with half-white hair à la Cruella Deville, the 76-year-old actress has been rocking her natural grays for years now, and always styling them in a way that is chic and fresh, too.
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Despite the fact that most of us picture Carell as the goofy Michael Scott we know and love, the now 61-year-old actor has taken on a new alter ego: silver fox. Letting his grays grow in throughout his hair and beard, Carell’s full gray is sleek and sexy, suiting him and his new era perfectly.
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George Clooney has been a heartthrob since the moment he first stepped foot on screen. Now in his 60s, the Ocean’s Eleven star is proving everyday that heartthrobs can be gray, too, with his full head of silver strands and complimentary gray beard.
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When it comes to the men of Hollywood, Patrick Dempsey has always been a fan favorite. Now, at 58, the Grey’s Anatomy star has fans everywhere embracing their love of a silver fox with his fully gray yet super dimensional hair.
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At 92 years old, Rita Moreno doesn’t look a day over 60, and the star’s gray hair has become a signature part of her agelessly radiant look. Styled in her iconic, choppy pixie, the actress/singer’s youthful energy always shines through.
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Dame Helen Mirren can quite literally do no wrong in our eyes, and she’s been leading the full-gray movement for quite some time now. Always switching up her styles for award shows and public appearances, Mirren’s gray strands prove that having fun with hairstyles is an ageless pleasure.
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With his now gray/blonde curls and beard, Eric Dane’s natural grays solidifies both McDreamy and McSteamy as icons in the world of silver strands.
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While its been quite some years since Brosnan played the handsome Sam in Mamma Mia!, Brosnan is still stealing hearts in his silver fox era.
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You’ve inevitably seen Kristen McMenamy’s iconic, lengthy strands throughout her equally long modeling career, but in 2021, the model decided to go gray in order to simplify her life and avoid frequent salon trips, she told British Vogue.
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We’ve only ever known the Queer Eye star with his salt and pepper strands, and he’s opened up about his early graying hair, explaining in 2018 to Refinery29 that “I do feel like I’ve carved out a little niche for myself where I’m brown, I very much embrace my hair, and even how I’m going gray early, which is very typical for South Asian men.”
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