Image 1 of 7: Egyptian beauty Yousra was fasting before Ramadan had even begun this year. The already slim starlet was forced to shed the pounds to gain a part in popular drama 'Sharbat Louz'. Perhaps this old hand thought that sacrificing fatty treats was the only way to compete with the youngsters vying for the part.
Image 1 of 7: Earlier this year rumors surfaced that, unable to find a man her own age, 46-year-old mega-star Najwa Karam had entered into a secret relationship with a toy-boy 15 years her junior. Najwa was quick to shoot down the cradle-robbing rumors but that didn't stop celeb gossipers branding her a bonafide cougar.
Image 1 of 7: At 42-years-old Ghada Abdel Raziq says she's too old for more kids. But the star hasn't let her age turn down the heat on her steamy acting career. With her recent film 'Zawiat Inhiraf' banned from cinemas, this middle-aged mama has been given a clear warning to act her age!
Image 1 of 7: Arab star Razan Moghrabi has seemingly done what 80's rocker Cher could only dream of and found a way to turn back time. It doesn't take an eagle-eyed fan to notice that, far from growing old gracefully, this Lebanese hotty looks 25 years younger now than she did 25 years ago.
Image 1 of 7: While most 51-year-old's in the Middle East are puffing on argileh and telling the youngsters about 'the good old days', Amr Diab is still out partying in the region's hottest clubs. WIth a face that seems to defy all laws of aging, Amr looks set to party-on well into his senior years.
Image 1 of 7: Lebanese superstar Sabah might be well into her 80's but it seems the girl's still got it. Reportedly married a good 9 times, Sabah hasn't let a little thing like age get in the way of her pursuit to find her dream man. Last year word had it that the sexy granny had married yet another toy-boy.
Image 1 of 7: It's no secret that the Arab world's older celebs would do almost anything to keep down with the kids. But Melhem Barakat took this to new levels, claiming that he was in a relationship with fellow celeb Najwa Karam, who is 30 years his junior. Najwa's fans said Melhem had made it all up in a desperate bid to stay relevant in the music biz.
Nothing is more alien to celebs in the Arab world than the notion of 'aging gracefully'.
For our favorite 40-plus stars when it comes to looking younger anything goes - makeup, sexy clothes and surgically enhanced faces are all part of their bid to keep the youngsters at bay and stay on top of their game.
After going to such efforts to keep the looks of a 20-something, these stars have no choice but to act the age of a 20-something too.
All-night clubbing, X-rated performances and relationships with hotties half their age help in their mission to turn back time.
But be warned aging celebs, we're onto you! Here are just a few of our favorite wannabe youngsters.
Can you think of any aging celebs dying to be young that we've missed out? Do you wish these stars would try and act their age or should they keep up the efforts to reclaim their youth? Share your comments with us below!