"It's Really Hard And Tough": Bo Derek On Aging And The Reason Why She Didn't Have Plastic Surgeries

Date March 5, 2019

Many of us still remember Bo Derek as Hollywood’s “perfect ten.” Now, she’s in her sixties and she still looks great. What’s her secret?


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The actress decided to let nature take its course and age gracefully, unlike many other aging celebs. Although she admitted to Entertainment Tonight that aging “is not fair” and said she misses her young skin, she hasn’t had any work done.


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In another interview, Bo explained her choice and shared her thoughts on getting older.

“Aging is really hard”

Bo’s appearance played a significant role in her career, and she realizes there’s a higher demand for younger actresses, so she doesn’t get new roles as often as she used to. She said on CBS’s Sunday Morning:

I realize how artificial it is, beauty. I realize that it doesn't last forever, that's for damn sure.


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Aging is especially hard to deal with if you’ve lived in the spotlight for the better part of your life. However, appearance doesn’t matter in many of the things Bo does these days, including animal rights activism and taking care of her horses and dogs at the California ranch she shares with her long-term partner, John Corbett.


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Bo mused on Sunday Morning:

Aging is really hard. And it's tough. Bette Davis was right; it's not for sissies, it really isn't.

And there is a certain expectation. I get credit on one hand for not having had a facelift, and then on the other hand it's, 'Oh my God, why doesn't she do something?' So you're just torn. I just have to keep busy, have other interests, and try not to think about it.


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What’s her beauty secret then?

The actress has said she hasn’t had any procedures done, but she has a much simpler way to take care of her skin.


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Speaking on Today, Bo revealed the skin products she uses to maintain a natural glow. These include a sunscreen with SPF of 60 (she is out in the sun very often, so sunscreen is necessary!), as well as body milk and moisturizing cream to prevent her skin from drying out.


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 See? The key to beauty doesn’t have to be expensive and elaborate!

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