Aug. 26, 2014 -- intro: So much for the saying, you might as well be dead in Hollywood if you're a woman over 40.
Not only did women over 40 sweep every major acting award at Monday's 66th annual Emmy Awards, they managed to show up their younger counterparts on the red carpet.
"Forty is the new 25 in Hollywood," Sharon Waxman, the founder and editor-in-chief of TheWrap, told ABC News. "We have these actresses who look incredible for any age. They have to appear on these screens in HD ... and they totally stand the test of the camera."
Click through to see some of the most impressive looks from 40-plus actresses at the 2014 Emmys.
quicklist:title: Halle Berrytext: Berry showed some serious leg in a mauve belted chiffon Elie Saab gown. Hard to believe this Oscar winner and star of CBS' new sci-fi hit "Extant" is 48 and the mother of 10-month-old son Maceo and 6-year-old daughter Nahla.media: 25130740
quicklist:title: Julianna Marguliestext: Another 48-year-old actress, Margulies looked slim in a shimmery Narciso Rodriguez. When she went to collect her best actress award, viewers got a good look at her toned back in the low-cut, strappy column. When Margulies declared, "What a wonderful time for women on television," she could easily have been talking about women of a certain age.media: 25130517
quicklist:title: Jessica Langetext: Lange is leading the way for women in their 60s. Proving she's still Hollywood's golden girl nearly 40 years after making her film debut in "King Kong," Lange showed off her slender frame and toned arms in a black sleeveless J. Mendel dress.media: 25130897
quicklist:title: Julia Louis-Dreyfustext: Red was the color of the night, and no one was hotter than Louis-Dreyfus, 54, in a raspberry draped dress by Carolina Herrera. The dress' twisted and draped halter neckline, cinched waist with contrasting skinny belt and open back with criss-cross leather straps showed off Louis-Dreyfus' slender frame.media: 25130791