Celebrities Celebrating Landmark Birthdays In 2011

Many of us feel a little fear as we reach the big 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, or even 7-0. But in Hollywood, where image is everything, how famous women look as they get older is the subject of much more scrutiny than how Jane Suburbia ages.

Here are some of the well-known women hitting big birthdays this year.

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Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, Alexis Bledel, Emilie de Ravin, Paris Hilton, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Milian, Sienna Miller, Beverley Mitchell, Larisa Oleynik, Natalie Portman, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Britney Spears, Julia Stiles, Serena Williams

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Christina Applegate, Mary J. Blige, Brooke Burke, Sofia Coppola, Dido, Shannen Doherty, Jenna Elfman, Rebecca Gayheart, Carla Gugino, Regina King, Alison Krauss, Stella McCartney, Bridget Moynahan, Sandra Oh, Dolores O'Riordan, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Amy Poehler, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Denise Richards, Paulina Rubo, Winona Ryder, Christine Taylor, Tiffany, Rachel Weisz, Kristi Yamaguchi

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Melissa Etheridge, Peri Gilpin, Bonnie Hunt, Mariel Hemingway, Nastassja Kinski, Jane Leeves, Heather Locklear, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Virginia Madsen, Meg Ryan, Amy Sedaris, Lea Thompson

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Kirstie Alley, Kathryn Bigelow, Lynda Carter, Charo, Julia Duffy, Catherine Hicks, Anjelica Huston, Chrissie Hynde, Janis Ian, Cheryl Ladd, Melissa Manchester, Edie McClurg, Suze Orman, Patricia Richardson, Jane Seymour, Jean Smart, Bonnie Tyler

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Ann-Margret, Vikki Carr, Julie Christie, Faye Dunaway, Nora Ephron, Sally Kirkland, Joy Philbin, Helen Reddy, Anne Rice, Martha Stewart, Jessica Walter

Who do you think looks best for her respective age? Do you think famous women are expected to look younger than they are? Is it fair? What about non-famous women? Let us know by leaving a comment below.