“There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin,” she told Playboy. “I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger.”
That confidence was built up over years as a successful actress, with starring roles in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,Live and Let Die, and East of Eden. These days, she still acts in movies and television — like the new sitcom Let’s Get Physical where appropriately, she plays a role as a “godmother of aerobics” — but she has also rekindled her passion for the theatre.
Seymour says the best thing about being at this stage in her life is the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to prove herself anymore.
“I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone,” she said. “When you’re younger, it’s all about ‘look at me.’ I’m not trying to get anyone to look at me.”
That said, the former Bond girl no doubt still draws attention for her incredible physique and good looks. Here’s what she eats and does to keep herself feeling great.
She mixes it up with pilates and putting.
Seymour heads to the golf course often to improve her game and get some light exercise. When she’s not working on her swing, she’s often in the gym using a Gyrotonic machine as part of her pilates routine. And she’s seriously devoted to her workout — she’s reportedly been attending Pilates classes for 30 years!
She works on her core with isometric exercises.
Isometric exercise is any move where your muscles are engaged but not contracting, such as plank pose. Seymour says she practices these moves to maintain a flat, toned stomach.
“With isometrics, you’re isolating and engaging the stomach muscles to strengthen them. It has given me really strong stomach muscles, and I have a longer, leaner look than before,” she said in an interview with Lifetime.
She takes it easy sometimes.
After a spinal surgery to fix a herniated disk more than 10 years ago, Seymour is careful when it comes to exercise. She doesn’t do intense yoga or use a cycling machine.
“I have a hot shower before I exercise. I get on the treadmill for 10 minutes to half an hour, and I also do light weights very carefully,” she said in the Lifetime interview.
She snacks on home-grown veggies.
The actress reportedly doesn’t eat any junk food, instead she chooses to snack on produce she grows in her very own garden. Also, as she demonstrates in the video, it’s good for more than just eating — lifting a full basket is basically weightlifting!
She indulges with white wine.
Seymour’s mother was a sommelier who taught her about different kinds of wine. Seymour’s favorite wine is reportedly a sweet French white wine, though she’s also very fond of Californian wines.
She refuses to get Botox … ever again.
The actress says she’s tried Botox once before, but she didn’t like it.
“I tried Botox but didn’t like it,” Seymour told The Express. “I could see it in my face and I can see it in other people too … I’d rather be the best I can be at the age I’m at.” Besides, she says, she likes her wrinkles too much to eliminate them.
She runs around with her grandkids.
The mother of four and grandmother of three loves spending time with her family. In a recent interview, she gushed about being a grandmother, saying, “The wonder of these small children makes you feel alive and needed. Spending time with them is all about unconditional love.”
She told Closer, “They make me realize that I have to stay healthy because I can’t wait to show them the world!”