15 Celebrities We Never Expected to Turn 50 in 2022

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In our teenage years, if we loved an actor or a singer, we would watch their movies or listen to their songs all the time. And in our memory, we still see them as young and super popular. It’s hard to believe that our favorite celebrities will turn 50 soon. Eminem, Marlon Wayans, and many others are among them.

At Bright Side, we want to tell you about those celebrities who will turn 50 in 2022, and we’re surprised, again, at how fast time flies.

Marlon Wayans

This American actor, producer, director, and scriptwriter is known for the movies, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Scary Movie, Senseless, White Chicks, and others. But the actor is great in both comedic and dramatic roles. His acting in the movie, Requiem for a Dream, impressed many people.

Thandiwe Newton

Thandiwe Newton’s first movie role was in Flirting, which gave a start to her and Nicole Kidman’s careers. But Newton became internationally famous thanks to her part in the action movie, Mission: Impossible 2. She also took part in movies like Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, and the Westworld TV series.

Idris Elba

This British actor with expressive eyes is known for the movies, 28 Weeks Later, RockNRolla, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and the Thor trilogy. He also gave his voice to a few animated characters and received a Golden Globe for the role of a detective from London in the Luther TV series.

Sofía Vergara

This Colombian-American actress started her career as a model and became popular in South America after taking part in a Pepsi commercial. As an actress, Vergara plays supporting roles in comedies and adventure movies most often. But thanks to them, she managed to become a 4-time Golden Globe nominee. Vergara also takes part in television projects and was the highest-paid actress on American television for a few years.

Jean Dujardin

The French comedian and actor became famous thanks to the role of agent 117 in the OSS 117 film series, and for roles in movies like 99 Francs, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Monuments Men, and more. Jean Dujardin plays the roles of incurable romantics and self-confident men most often. The actor has won numerous awards, such as an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.

Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann is most known for her comedic projects. In 2012, Elle magazine named her “Hollywood’s Queen of Comedy.” Viewers remember her for their roles in movies such as The Cable Guy, George of the Jungle, Big Daddy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and others.

Rebecca Romijn

At the beginning of her career, Rebecca Romijn advertised swimsuits in Sports Illustrated. Then she began to work as a model with Victoria’s Secret. But moviegoers know her for the role of mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series, which made her internationally famous.


It’s hard to believe that this teen idol from the 2000s will turn 50 this year. We can talk about his achievements in music for a long time, but it’s enough to say that Rolling Stone magazine labelled him the “King of Hip-Hop.” Moviegoers remember him for his role in the drama, 8 Mile. The rapper recorded a few tracks for the movie, including “Lose Yourself,” which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra, the American model, actress, singer, and dancer, is one of the most famous and popular celebrities. She takes part in commercials, music videos, and films, and hosts different TV shows. She became popular thanks to her role in the Baywatch TV series, where she replaced Pamela Anderson.

Maya Rudolph

The actress’s filmography includes hundreds of roles in TV and movie projects. Among them are The Good Place, Duplex, 50 First Dates, Grown Ups, Bridesmaids, and others. At the beginning of her acting career, Rudolph was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Gabrielle Union

In the 2003 movie, Deliver Us From Eva, Gabrielle Union played one of the main characters. After that, she took part in other movies, such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Bad Boys II, She’s All That, Bring It On, and Cradle 2 the Grave.

John Cho

This American actor of Korean descent took part in movies like American Pie, Grey’s Anatomy, and Star Trek, but most viewers remember him as one of the main characters of the Harold & Kumar film series.

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley is known by many thanks to the movie, Showgirls, which, despite its popularity and commercial success, was poorly received by critics. Apart from that, the movie was nominated for 17 Razzie Awards, winning 8 of them, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress.

It’s worth mentioning that before that the actress took part in a number of popular projects, such as Baywatch, and later, Showgirls, she acted in the TV series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, and many others.


Many music lovers of the 2000s remember this singer. His most popular songs were “Dudu” and “Şımarık.” The singer still performs on stage, releases new albums, and is extremely popular in his own country.

Here are a few curious facts about Tarkan. He’s the only artist who became famous in Europe without singing in English. He was also the first and only Turkish singer who was honored at the World Music Awards.

Dita Von Teese

Many people know her name, but very few know exactly what she does. Dita Von Teese is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, singer, and actress. She is credited with re-popularizing burlesque performance, being deemed the “Queen of Burlesque.” The artist is often listed as one of the best-dressed celebrities and is often invited to fashion shows.

Which of these celebrities don’t look their age in your opinion? Tell us in the comments below.


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