News of Thembi Seete's 40th Birthday damn near broke our Twitter a few days ago with followers taking to our mentions with some of the most outrageously funny responses we have seen in a while. 

But yes guys and dolls, Thembi is indeed 40. In fact, many of the country's most famous beauties, like her friend, Terry Pheto are 35 and older.

Bassie has aged well over the years, as has Connie Ferguson. C'mon fellas, you know you grew up feeling u'Karabo Moroka. 

Another astonishingly beautiful pair of faces belong to Basetsana Kumalo and her sister Johanna Mukoki. Even next to a fresh-faced 20-something-year-old, their beauty shines. 

Some of you had (and still have) a thing for Sindi Dlathu who plays mining-magnate turned construction CEO Thandaza Buthelezi-Mokoena on the SABC 2 soapie, Muvhango. 

One person we are SURE you grew up feeling was Claire Mawisa. How does she not have a song named after her? Our musicians are sleeping. 

Khanyi Dhlomo made her debut as the doll-faced SABC 1 news reader in post-apartheid South Africa and has since gone on to become an entrepreneurial force. We know a whole lot of men who would be attracted to that without feeling intimidated by her success and power.

The same can be said for her friend Carol Bower

Sophie Ndaba

Dancer, actress and fitness fanatic Khabonina Qubeka seems to be a favourite among youngins.
Maybe it's because of the fact that she's strong, fit and flexible. We don't blame you...