I like that there are actresses over 40. I honestly have no idea,
Now this question is a little more like it. While I was able to adequately answer my choices for the under 40 club for last week's version of this answer, it is much easier for me to envision my answers for the over 40 ladies. Ladies that are my own age or older. Then again, so many ladies come to mind that it's difficult to narrow it down to just one, or even just a few.
Melissa McCarthy: 26 AUG 1970 (AGE 41) - Besides being hilariously funny in both her stand-up comedy and acting careers, this curvy lady is just plain gorgeous. She also happens to be a Mid-Western girl from Plainfield, Illinois; up near Chicago. She's Irish-American, and just the kind of lady I could have seen myself dating in college.
Kirstie Alley: 12 JAN 1951 (AGE 61) - I've admired Kirstie for over 2 decades now. From her work on Cheers, to her movie roles in Star Trek II, Runaway*, Summer School, Look Who's Talking, Village of the Damned... and in the made for TV movie 'A Bunny's Tale' (FEB 1985).
While I don't care for her nut-job scientology beliefs, I've always found Kirstie Alley to be a very funny, beautiful, and sexy actress. I even find her heavier plus sized weight to be ever as much as attractive as her slimmed down looks over the years. Jenny Craig can find someone else to pander their services and product. And I definitely prefer her as a dark haired brunette, as opposed to her recent blonde ambitions.
Alyssa Milano: 19 DEC 1972 (AGE 39.5)
OK, so she's not quite over 40 yet, but she'll be there by the end of this year. She was one of the first teen girl heart throbs that I identified with from my own age group (seeing that I'm only 22 months older than she is). She is one of the few Hollywood stars that I have felt totally rocked her own look in everything from a cropped pixie haircut to extremely long and gorgeous dark locks. I loved her character in the series CHARMED.
Gillian Anderson: 19 AUG 1968 (AGE 43)
Read headed FBI agent, Dana Scully was the highlight of the X-Files. It was a great show, but she put the icing on the cake. Her photo shoots for magazines such as MAXIM, Vogue, Esquire, and FHM were to drool over; featuring everything from suggestive photos of her smoking in bed, laying next to a covered male model, to being dressed in a latex rubber cat suit. Not only can she act, but she can work the camera to rev up the male hormones as well.
Raquel Welch: 05 SEP 1940 (AGE 71)
I think Raquel Welch was the first sexy vixen that ever came to my attention as a young boy. The first time I ever saw the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage, and saw her in that tight white diving suit that she wore when they went outside of the Proteus, I was hooked. As a teenager, I had a scrap book of Raquel articles and photo cut outs; including an article where she described the first time she decided to cut her hair really short (during her spokes model days for Crystal Light), and how she frequently cuts it herself. And who could forget her sexy appearance as a Necrotron on Mork and Mindy?
Pamela Hensley (Princess Ardala from buck Rogers)
Erin Gray (Col. Wilma Deering on Buck Rogers, and Kate Summers on Silver Spoons)
Jane Badler (Diana from the Series V, 1984)