11 Famous Women Who Ditched All Stereotypes and Chose to Become Mothers After 40


Around the world, the average age of first-time mothers has been continuously rising. In European countries, for example, this figure was 28.8 years in 2013, but 29.3 years in 2018. This is mostly due to scientific advancement. Naomi Campbell, the world-renowned model, recently became a mother for the first time at the age of 50. She expresses gratitude to science for providing her with this opportunity.

We feel that parenting brings happiness to women, thus we decided to remember some great ladies who had children after the age of 40. We’ll tell you about an actress who had three children between the ages of 37 and 39 in the bonus section.

Uma Thurman

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Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke had two children during their marriage: a daughter, Maya, born in 1998, and a son, Levon, born in 2002. The couple divorced when their younger child was three years old. Rosalind, the actress’s second child, was born to her financier lover Arpad Busson. Uma was 42 years old when this happened in 2012.

Rachel Weisz

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When Rachel Weisz was 36, she gave birth to her first child, a son named Henry. Only 12 years later, at the age of 48, the actress ventured to have another kid. The most important thing in parenthood, according to Rachel, is to strike a balance between work and family. Children, she claims, make a person feel special.

Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell, a 50-year-old top model, sent a snapshot of small feet on her palm to Instagram in May 2021. She intended to announce the birth of her first kid in this manner. Naomi remarked in a number of her interviews that she wanted to be a mother and was delighted that contemporary science might enable women experience motherhood at any age. The baby’s grandma commented in the photo’s comments that she had waited a long time to become a grandmother and was now overjoyed.

Thandie Newton

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Thandie Newton and film director Ol Parker have three children together. Ripley, a girl, was born in the year 2000, and Nico, a daughter, was born four years later. Booker, their son, was born in 2014, when his mother was 41. Thandie opted home delivery all three times. She currently spends a lot of time with her children and attempts to include them in her shoots.

Tina Fey

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Tina Fey’s and Jeff Richmond’s daughters are almost 6 years apart in age. The actress gave birth to her first child when she was 35 years old, and she gave birth to her second child when she was 41 years old.

Her pregnancy was easy in the physical sense, but not so much in the psychological sense, she claims. She suddenly realised she wasn’t sure if she wanted additional children when she was 5 months pregnant. She was also concerned that her second pregnancy would render her unemployed. Tina is still a sought-after actress in Hollywood, despite having given birth.

Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have two children: Billy (born in 2003) and Nell (born in 2005). (2008). Her daughter, by the way, didn’t have a name until she was 7 months old since the couple couldn’t agree on one. Helena claimed that she had to undergo infertility therapy before her second pregnancy, and that she was even considering IVF. After two years of failed tries, she finally became pregnant at the age of 41.

Cameron Diaz


Cameron Diaz stated in one of her interviews in 2014 that she has no desire to be a mother. When she met her musical husband, Benji Madden, everything changed. The 47-year-old actress gave birth to her first child on December 30, 2019. Raddix, her daughter, was born in a clinic in Los Angeles. Her parents said that she immediately won their hearts.

Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep, regarded as one of the best actors of our time, is the mother of four children. Her eldest son is approaching the age of 42, while her youngest daughter is approaching the age of 30. Meryl and her sculptor husband Don Gummer were 42 and 44 years old when they had their fourth child.

Amanda Peet

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Amanda Peet, 42, became a mommy for the third time in 2014. The actress kept her pregnancy a secret from the public for months, until she appeared on the Emmy Awards red carpet with a huge baby belly. She claimed that the pregnancy was painless and that she had nothing to complain about except exhaustion.

Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly is the mother of three children. Her first child was born in 1997, her second child was born in 2003, and her third child was born in 2011 when she was 40 years old. During her third pregnancy, she had issues and suffered from morning sickness for the first three months. Jennifer, by the way, elected to give birth to her last kid via water birth.

Diane Kruger

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Diane Kruger, a German actress, became a mother for the first time in 2018. Nova, the 42-year-old actress’s daughter with her partner Norman Reedus, was born during the time. The couple tried to keep the pregnancy a secret, but tabloids frequently reported on Diane’s baggy clothes she wore to functions. Kruger now uses Instagram to share images of her daughter and hilarious parenthood stories.

Bonus: Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts and cinematographer Daniel Moder have been married for almost two decades. The couple has three children at this time. The twins were born in 2004, and another boy was born in 2007. The actresses were 37 and 39 years old at the time. On Instagram, the pair frequently shares photographs of their family life.

Do you think it’s simpler for a young mother to care for her children than it is for an older mother? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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