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29/05/2016 9:59 PM AEST | Updated 30/05/2016 2:12 AM AEST

10 Celebrities Who Became Household Names After 40

Age is no barrier.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20:  Actress Betty White attends The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) 45th Annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo on June 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Actress Betty White attends The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) 45th Annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo on June 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

We live in a culture that often equates energy with youth, but we believe people can do extraordinary things whether they're 50 or 75 or 105. One of Huff/Post 50's bloggers, Phyllis Sues, took up tango in her 80s. Internet sensation Baddie Winkle didn't post her first photo on Instagram until she was 85. Retired dentist Charles Eugster began exercising in his 80s. Now, at 96, he's the holder of several world records in various sports.

Yes, life really can begin again after age 50 -- or after any age. Check out these 10 late-blooming celebrities who prove that quitting is never the answer. They are just a few examples of people who got their second wind and made it big after hitting the mid-century mark.

Their stories are both inspiring and impressive.