Bo Derek wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which co-stars handsome boyfriend John Corbett.
At 59, Bo has aged beautifully, thanks to a lifetime of healthy eating and an active lifestyle.
Derek, who became famous after starring in the 1979 movie 10, said her anti-aging beauty and fitness secrets are a flexitarian diet, open-water swimming, and doing chores around her ranch.
Bo follows a flexitarian diet, a mostly vegetarian diet that occasionally includes meat, Examiner reported.
The anti-aging health and weight loss benefits of a flexitarian diet are no surprise to Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of The Flexitarian Diet.
Studies show flexitarians weigh less, have a lower rate of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and live four years longer than their carnivorous counterparts, said Blatner.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. “A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention,” said Dr. Barnard, author of the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.
Despite being known for her Perfect 10 bikini body, Bo Derek shuns regimented workouts in favor of open-water, horseback riding and caring for her 110-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, California, according to Examiner.
While shoveling horse manure, hauling bags of food to feed her horses and dogs and doing chores around a sprawling ranch is hardly glamorous, it’s a strenuous work that burns calories and requires plenty of strength.
Unlike her Hollywood peers, Bo’s beauty secrets don’t include plastic surgery or Botox.
“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?'” Derek joked (see video). “So you’re just torn.”
Bo, who was married for 22 years to director John Derek before he died of heart disease in 1998 at the age of 71, has been dating actor John Corbett since 2002.
Bo and Corbett, 54 (who played Aidan Shaw on Sex and the City), live together on her California ranch, but have no plans to marry or have children.
Bo said she was immediately attracted to the dashing, 6-foot-5 Corbett when they first met in 2002. “It was love at first sight,” said Derek. “I was crazy about him from that moment. He’s charming and funny.”