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updated 07/31/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/31/2000 01:00AM

Mariette Hartley
ACTRESS JUNE 21
"My life is making sense now," she says. "There's a balance, a spirituality I've never known before." To celebrate the big day, Hartley threw a bash for 60 friends—"One for each year."

Donna Mills
ACTRESS DEC. 11
"The 50s and 60s aren't what they used to be," single mom Mills said in 1996 after adopting Chloe, now 5½. "They're more what the 30s and 40s once were."

Elke Sommer
ACTRESS NOV. 5
"Turning 60 doesn't faze me much," says Sommer. "I was blessed by my parents with a nice body and a nice face. I haven't had plastic surgery and I'm proud of that. Life wrote whatever is on my face."

Dionne Warwick
SINGER DEC. 12
"I've had wonderful years getting to this age," says Warwick, who plans to blow out her candles at home in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm surrounded by friends who keep me embraced and tell me if I'm too thin or if I need to lose a little weight." What's the best part of turning 60? "The experience of living the words I've sung."

Raquel Welch
ACTRESS SEPT. 5
When she married restaurateur Richie Palmer last year, Welch was 58 and he was 44. "The age difference was more of an issue for me than for him," she said. "I didn't want to be at a disadvantage in the future." But Welch was confident that her man would see past any new wrinkles. "I'm not just a body and a face to him. I am who I am—a person—and that's where we get off on each other." Besides, she added, "I plan to look damn good at 68. I plan to be amazing."

Linda Gray
ACTRESS SEPT. 12
"She reminds me every day that she's going to turn 60," says Larry Hagman, who played her husband on Dallas and remains a close friend. "She looks wonderful. She works out. She doesn't have a problem with age."

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