Sharon Stone talks aging gracefully with Oprah

At age 56, Sharon Stone is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable sex symbols.

And when it comes to aging gracefully, the gorgeous actress has a refreshingly down-to-earth philosophy for keeping beautiful – inside and out.

In a new special with Oprah airing Sunday, the mother-of-three discusses the myth of “ageless beauty.”

“I don’t think ageless beauty exists,” she says. “I think it’s just a catchphrase. It’s absurd… it’s not possible.”

Oprah adds that the phrase is “good for a jar of cream,” agreeing with the notion that the term itself is unrealistic.

“We have to have internal health and internal wellness,” says Sharon. “And I think that’s physical health, mental health, spiritual health. You know, I think it’s a sense of ethics. It’s everything.”

The Basic Instinct star has been vocal about coming to terms with the aging process in the past, telling Shape magazine in 2008: “There was a point in my forties when I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, ‘I’m not coming out until I can totally accept the way that I look right now.’”

Her perspective changed, however, after a health scare at age 43, after which she realized she had “absolutely no objection to growing older.”

“I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be aging – I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am aging – lucky, lucky me!” she said in a 2012 interview.

The special, called Oprah Prime — Cameron Diaz & Sharon Stone: Aging Gracefully airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

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