24 gorgeous Asian female stars in their 40s

They say that age is just a number.

Indeed, it is the case for some very lucky female celebrities in Asia, who were screen sirens and popular singers during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Gigi Lai and Christy Chung have already hit the big 4-0 but they look like they haven't aged a day.

Chung, 45, proves that she's still got it when her 33-year-old actor beau Zhang Lunshuo proposed to her during the latest taping of a Chinese dating show.

She said 'yes' of course, and broke the hearts of middle-aged men all over Asia.

Taiwan actress Ruby Lin, 40, also recently announced that she has been dating her longtime friend, Wallace Huo, who is four years her junior.

While naysayers suggest that these ladies could have gotten some work done over the years, it is undeniable that they are still smokin' hot even in their 40s.

And how can we not include our very own homegrown actresses who continue to defy mother nature despite their age? If only we knew their beauty secrets.

Find out who made our list of gorgeous Asian female celebrities in their 40s.