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Famous women who didn’t give up and have succeeded later in life

Is there a set age for success to happen in life? When should you stop trying to accomplish your dreams? Well, the answer couldn’t be simpler – never. There isn’t a set timeline for when successes will strike. Just because your dream career does not happen by the time you are 35, it does not mean it’s over. Many famous women have succeeded later in life and are proving that success has nothing to do with age.

It is all about timing, hard work, and a little magic. To prove it, we have highlighted these famous women who bloomed later in their careers.

These wildly successful and famous women show how grit, passion, and hard work go a long way in accomplishing your dreams. 

Kerry Washington

We first noticed Kerry Washington as the powerful Olivia Pope in the hit TV series Scandal. This ingénue got the lead role at age 35. Now, she is 43 and she admits that she is still blooming. Her determination and patience lead her to success.

Famous women who didn’t give up and have succeeded later in life

Washington believes she did not make it earlier because of the pressures to conform. She did not thrive until she was completely herself. So, be you – it will pay off even if it takes some time. Now, Kerry Washington is one of the best African–American actresses of this generation. You can see her in the amazing TV mini-series Little fires everywhere

Oprah Winfrey

In her twenties, Oprah had a job as a news anchor. But, she was too emotional when reporting her stories, so she was fired. However, her outstanding empathy helped her to create the most popular talk show. 

Famous women who didn’t give up and have succeeded later in life

She started The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, at age 32. Today, she is one of the most famous women in the world.

Christina Hendricks

This woman is a living proof that your twenties are the building blocks to an amazing career. She has been to many auditions, and she has been rejected a thousand times. Someone might think that she isn’t talented or right for a certain role. But that had nothing to do with her talent. 

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Well, someone did hire Christina, casting her in the role of Joan Harris in the award-winning TV drama Mad Men. This role was life-changing for her. She was 32 at the time. She said that her life changed in every way after this role. Since then, she’s been in many shows and movies. Now, she is starring in the popular TV series Good girls

You shouldn’t let people’s opinions drag you down. Instead, you should develop a thick skin. Keep your head up and your eyes on the prize.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is a hardworking and talented actress. She made her Broadway debut with a leading role in Seven Guitars. After that, she took on smaller roles in popular TV series like Law & Order and City of Angels. However, it wasn’t until she landed a role opposite Meryl Streep in the movie Doubt that people started to notice her. She was 43 years old at the time. Viola received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the movie. 

Famous women who didn’t give up and have succeeded later in life

At age 49, Davis became a name thanks to her leading role in the TV series How to Get Away with Murder. With this role, she became the first African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

While growing up, she faced poverty and hunger – she dug through dumpsters to find some food. She learned early that the strength of love and strength of character get you through life. 

Julia Child

We know it is hard to believe that one of America’s most iconic authors and TV chefs did not learn to cook until she was 36 years old! After moving to France, she adopted the country’s sophisticated cuisine and modified it to the American palate for her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Julia’s cookbook was world-famous and a best seller for the next 5 years. When she was 40, Julia became an icon on the TV show The French Chef, which was syndicated to 96 stations. You should watch the movie, Julie & Julia if you want to learn more about this outstanding woman. 

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Miley Cyrus opens up about her alcohol addiction

The Disney alum has always been open about her experience with alcohol and drugs. And like many people during the pandemic, she has gone through some ups and downs with substance.

In a recent interview with Apple Music, Miley Cyrus has discussed her journey with sobriety, and she honestly opened up about relapsing.

Miley Cyrus opened up about her alcohol problems, saying she stopped drinking again, mainly because she feared she would die at the age of 27. This age was the end for many of her colleagues such as Amy Winehouse, Janice Joplin, and Jim Morrison.

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Miley Cyrus completely gave up alcohol 

This summer, she said that she did not decide to give up alcohol completely. But the singer has since learned that she is ‘not a moderation person’. She thinks that everyone should do what is best for them. Miley said that she doesn’t have a problem with drinking, but she has a problem with the impulsive decisions she makes once she goes past that level. She says it is not difficult for her to stay away from alcohol, but as soon as she drinks a glass, she loses control. 

That is why she decided to eliminate alcohol from her lifestyle. Miley Cyrus added that she is a disciplined person: That is why it is easy for her to be sober once she decides.

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Miley was afraid that she will die at the age of 27

In June, after undergoing vocal surgery, Cyrus shared that she had not drunk alcohol for six months due to her surgery. 

In time, however, she began to wonder where her unhealthy relationship with alcohol came from. The singer realized that the problems in her family played a big part in this. Her parents were divorced and her father took care of her alone, and in the meantime, he had addiction problems.

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However, in the last 2-3 months, Miley drank more but began to fear joining the so-called “Club 27”. This refers to a group of musicians who died before the age of 28. Losing a lot of music icons at the age of 27 made her stop drinking. Miley, who turned 28 on November 23, said that she wanted to protect herself. 

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