There was a whole lot of chicness going on at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, as Hollywood’s leading ladies garbed up in anything-but-basic black in support of #TIMESUP. And while the younger ladies like Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie and Kerri Washington were dressed to thrill, it was hard to take our eyes off Sharon Stone flaunting her fabulous 59-year-old figure in a frock courtesy of Brazilian designer Vitor Zerbinato.
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After all, not many women in their 20s — let alone 50s — can pull off a figure-hugging, cleavage-baring, cutout number quite like the “Basic Instinct” star. Can we say “hot damn”? In case you were wondering how Sharon manages to look so fine in her 50s, we have the skinny on her diet and workout ethos, and it’s really not that complicated.
Despite the fact that many surgeons have tried to get her to go under the knife, Sharon doesn’t believe in plastic surgery and has allowed herself to age gracefully. “This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true,” she told Shape in 2016. “I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.” She is certainly accomplishing that!
When it comes to fitness, Sharon keeps it pretty simple. While other celebs work out in exclusive studios or private gyms, she prefers breaking a sweat at 24 Hour Fitness “four or five times a week.” Yes, for real.
“Every time I exercise, I do something different based on which areas need to get in motion,” she told the magazine, adding that total-body stretches, strength training, yoga and dance are her go-to exercises. She is also ready to work out anywhere — even while bathing. “Sometimes I do a series of standing leg lifts and circles in the tub, using the water as resistance,” she explained.
“I dance, do yoga, Pilates, swim, play with my kids, ride horses, go to the beach, whatever it is going on — I like to move,” she told Haute Living last year. “I don’t do classes or anything, just whatever it is in front of me.”
As for her diet, Stone refuses to deprive herself of red meat, especially because she has low cholesterol and low blood pressure, but she does maintain a gluten-free diet. And she doesn’t drink alcohol, thanks to Madonna. In a Hollywood Reporter essay, she explained that several years ago she wanted to get “cut up.” “I looked at Madonna — we’re the same age — and I asked my trainer, ‘What am I not doing? Find out what she’s doing!’ She came back and said, ‘I don’t think she drinks any alcohol.’ So I decided to try zero for three months. And I saw a huge difference!”
After eight or nine months Stone started identifying as sober, gaining clarity about herself. “I’ve watched actors and actresses go off the rails with drugs and alcohol for years. Particularly when it all happens so fast when you’re young. I want to feel all my feelings, to have every feeling a person can have and never not feel it.”
“I don’t use caffeine unless I use it medicinally. I don’t eat onions or garlic or a lot of shade fruits because I think of them as medicine. I don’t use a ton of dairy, but I feel like I need the fat as I’ve gotten older.” She also described herself as a “tea fanatic” and revealed that her weakness is dark chocolate.
Whatever Sharon is doing is working for her, because she is clearly aging gracefully and gorgeously. Maybe she should follow in the footsteps of her aging guru Jane Fonda and scribe a health and wellness book in the near future. We would definitely read it!
What Do YOU Think?
Are you impressed with Sharon Stone’s physique at 59? What do you think about her health ethos? Which other fit stars over 50 inspire you?