Fabulously 40-Something

It all happens in the forties: Year by year, see the decade's It women, including Teri Hatcher, Sheryl Crow and more. By Caryn Midler

GLORIA ESTEFAN, 48

"As I see it, each day you're either older or dead, and it's easy to choose between those options," says the five-time Grammy winner. For Estefan, whose 2004 Live & Re-Wrapped tour was billed as her last, that means trying something new: She's hitting the road again this fall – for her first book tour. On Oct. 11, the mom to son Nayib, 25, and daughter Emily, 10, will release the children's tome The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog, inspired by her own pet.



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