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.