Judi Dench, Helen Mirren top over-40 women's list

Vanessa Redgrave, Elisabeth Murdoch also spotlighted

LONDON -- Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Vanessa Redgrave are among the female influencers making it onto the inaugural 40:40 List published by woman&home magazine Thursday.

The list, drawn up by a panel of experts including television journalist, presenter and writer Fiona Phillips, aims to celebrate 40 inspirational women aged over 40.

Also making the list from the movie industry is Film4 chief Tessa Ross, Julie Walters, director Gurinder Chadha and Sophie Okonedo.

With the list also including Shine CEO Elisabeth Murdoch, author J.K. Rowling, singer songwriter Annie Lennox and actress Joanne Lumley, it is an eclectic endeavor.

A 40:40 longlist was created by woman&home magazine and its readers and the final 40 were then selected by the all female panel of judges.

A full list can be found at here Thursday.