In an interview with The Times, former Bond girl Jane Seymour revealed her thoughts on aging and cosmetic surgery as a woman in Hollywood. Several other actresses have come forward to share their own experiences and opinions, and Seymour has offered another positive perspective as she continues to break barriers.
Seymour revealed she has had work done
In past interviews, Seymour has denied having any cosmetic work done as she has grown older. However, at 72, it seems that the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star is finally comfortable speaking her truth, as she revealed that she has, in fact, gone under the knife before.
“My eyes were done when I was 40 and at the same time I had my [chest] done,” she said. “The guy who did it said to me they didn’t make the implants that small. I had to get a special order. I thought I had made a big mistake but I think that was probably, you know, after breastfeeding a bunch of children.”
She doesn’t dislike gray hair but prefers to keep hers brown
In a previous interview, Seymour weighed in on what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood who’s aging and seeing gray hairs. “I’m not pretending that I’m not my age, I just like to look the healthiest version that I can,” she said. Her hair, she explained, is both brown and gray, so she doesn’t mind wearing it either way. “I’ve decided to wear my brown hair in real life and gray when it’s a part of a show,” Seymour said.
She has a lot of friends who have gone gray and thinks they look “elegant and lovely,” she said. However, Seymour admitted that she doesn’t have a lot of natural gray. “I’ve been playing a lot of older ladies recently, and in real life, I don’t actually have that much gray hair so I wouldn’t naturally be gray, I’d look a bit more like a skunk, so at the moment I decided that I really like the color I have, it’s very natural.”
Her last feature in Playboy was record-breaking
Seymour has posed for Playboy three times in her life, but it was the third that was record-breaking for the magazine. At 67, Seymour was the oldest woman to ever pose for Playboy. Reflecting on the shoot, she said, “The last time I did it they were basically asking, ‘Is a woman still sensual and interesting at your age?’ And I thought, well, if you think I am! Maybe it’s saying to women, ‘Don’t give up.'”
For her, the Playboy spread spoke volumes about her self-confidence in growing older. “This says that I am still a woman and that I’m comfortable in my skin, and I own myself. And why not?”
She offers words of encouragement for others
Seymour also offered some advice to other women “who are giving up and just going, Oh, well, you know, I’m middle aged and I should cut my hair off and be invisible.” She said, “if you don’t want to be invisible and you want to continue feeling lively and have fun and feel kind of sensual, sexy or whatever, there’s nothing wrong with it.”
She explained that she doesn’t feel all that different than she did in her younger decades. However, that doesn’t mean she hasn’t felt the effects of aging altogether. Seymour mentioned, “Am I younger in spirit than I am in age? Probably. Until I, you know, run and jump and suddenly realize that I don’t land quite as well as I did before.”