Late Bloomers! 8 Stars Who Kickstarted Their Career After 30
They say women are like fine wines and they get better with age! Jessica Chastain, JK Rowling and even Vera Wang are just a few of the celebrity females who've proved you don't have to have it all together by the time you're 30, in fact, life is just beginning and their careers are now more successful than ever!
1. JK Rowling
JK Rowling was a single mother of …when she began penning what would become one of the most successful fiction books ever! 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was released when she was 32 years old, and now aged 49 Rowling is the 12th richest woman in the UK while her growing wizarding empire even has a theme park in addition to 10 books and films.
2. Jessica Chastain
She may be known as one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses but Jessica Chastain didn't reach commercial success on the big screen until she starred in award-winning film 'The Help' at the age of 34. Her critically acclaimed role as ...earned her an Oscar nod as 'Best Supporting Actress'.
3. Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne broke out of her husband Ozzy Osbourne's shadow at 53 years old when she appeared in 'The Osbournes' alongside the Black Sabbath frontman and their two children Jack and Kelly in 2002. Since filming ended in 2005 Sharon's career has rocketed and now aged 62 she has an impressive CV, notably her stint as a judge on 'The X Factor', 'America's Got Talent' and her current role as a host on US talk show 'The View.'
4. Mary Berry
Mary Berry, 79, may have over 70 cookbooks under her belt but who knew the famed author would become one of the nation's most loved TV personalities? Well things took an upward turn for Mary in 2010 when she landed a starring role alongside Paul Hollywood as a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off' and has become somewhat of a cult icon ever since!
5. Kris Jenner
You may know her as the micro manager of the Kardashian-Jenner clan but Kris Jenner, 58, has become a star in her own right too. After helping to mastermind the career of her children Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Robert, Kendall and Kylie via their reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', Kris has managed to boost her own profile with a number of lucrative commercial deals and her short stint as a host of her own talk show.
6. Vera Wang
Can you believe Vera Wang started her career as a figure skater? However she pursued a career in fashion after failing to make the US Olympic team. She later became an editor at Vogue but was passed over for the editor-in-chief position. So, she took it in her own hands and started designing wedding gowns at 40 and the rest is history!
7. Tina Fey
Tina Fey may be one of the funniest comediennes but it took a while for her career to take off. It wasn't until she left her seven year stint on 'Saturday Night Live' in 2006 at the age of 36 that Tina's career really took off and she produced her very own show '30 Rock'. Since then she has been won eight Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards!
8. Christina Hendricks
Red haired beauty Christina Hendricks made a string of minor TV guest roles before landing her big break as Joan Harris in award winning drama 'Mad Men' at the age of 32. What's more, she was even named Esquire magazine's 'Sexiest Woman In The World'. Go Girl!