Jennifer Lopez appears to defy age in this makeup-free selfie (l.) she shared on Instagram. The 44-year-old looked absolutely flawless while posing in just her dressing gown on July 17, 2014.
Lopez became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the film, My Little Girl (1986), to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight. She ventured into the music industry in 1999, with her debut studio album, On the 6, preceded by the number-one single «If You Had My Love».