Hollywood Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Even the Over-50 Set (That's You, Meryl!)

Age ain’t nothing but a number, and that’s certainly true for some of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies. Though the 11 women below have storied careers and 12 Oscars between them, they also know how to have a little (or make that a lot) of fun off-screen. Don’t believe us? Just watch:

Judi Dench Reveals How She's Coping with Losing Her Vision

She has been a big star for decades and is accustomed to being the main female lead in movies.

But sometimes Dame Judi Dench, 80, has much bigger scripts than her costars for another reason – her eyesight.

Judi Dench Gets (Very) Candid About Aging: 'I'd Rather Be Young and Know Nothing'

Judi Dench is not about to put the brakes on a remarkable career that has already spanned nearly six decades.

But the 80-year-old wouldn’t mind shaving off a few of those years.

In an interview in PEOPLE’s new issue, she shares some candid thoughts about her time in life.

See Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese and Other Celebs with Liza Minnelli's Blue Hair Streak

Liza Minnelli provided one of the boldest beauty moments on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night.

Judi Dench Will Be in India on Oscar Night

Prior filming commitments will keep Oscar nominee Judi Dench from attending Sunday night’s Academy Award ceremonies, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Dench, who is nominated for best actress for her touching role in Philomena, is working in India on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 and cannot make the trip for Sunday evening’s telecast, according to Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the new sequel.

The Real Philomena: How She Found Hope After Heartbreak

Of all the real-life stories around this year’s Academy Awards, few are as inspirational as that of Philomena Lee.

The modest, soft-spoken Irish nurse, now 80, whose book was adapted into the hit movie Philomena, will be among the honored guests at Sunday’s Oscars. After all, the movie is nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Judi Dench, who plays Lee, is up for Best Actress.

Oscars 2014: Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock & More React to Nominations

It’s time to start penning the perfect acceptance speech.

Following Thursday’s Oscar nominations, the reactions from actors, actresses, directors and others poured in – but one thing connected all the responses: a feeling of elation.

See This/Skip That: From Catching Fire to Delivery Man

Jennifer Lawrence returns in the phenomenal Catching Fire, but that’s not the weekend’s only terrific offering, says PEOPLE’s critic.

From The Hunger Games to Philomena, here’s what to see and what to skip at the movies.

Denzel Washington, Judi Dench Honored by AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

They only get better with age.

Denzel Washington and Judi Dench have been honored with the top acting prizes by this year’s Movies for Grownups Awards, presented by AARP, celebrating actors over 50 and films made for older audiences.

Dench, 78, was celebrated for her work on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, also starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, which was also named best picture.

Bérénice Marlohe, New Bond Girl, Missed Seeing Daniel Craig Naked

As the new Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe couldn’t feel luckier – except for one thing.

“Well, I missed Daniel Craig naked, unfortunately,” she tells November’s issue of Maxim about conflicting shooting schedules on the latest 007 caper, Skyfall, opening Nov. 9.