If there's any star who's aged remarkably well, it's soap opera queen Susan Lucci. The actress looked positively ageless when she walked the beach in a bright red one piece, oversized sunglasses, and big hoop earrings, reminding us all that you can never look too glam — even surrounded by sand and salt water.
The 71-year-old appeared to be on a Valentine's Day getaway with her husband of more than four decades, 80-year-old Helmut Huber. (The couple has two adult children — Liza and Andreas — and are proud grandparents!) And though some people might tell you that women over 50 shouldn't wear certain styles, Lucci couldn't look more fantastic is a cute neon bathing suit with an adorable sweetheart neckline. Take that, naysayers! So what's the secret to her youthful appearance — the unofficial "Susan Lucci diet," if you will?
Susan Lucci's Diet Secrets
"After my two cups of coffee in the morning, I drink hot water and lemon the rest of the day," she told Gluten Free & More in 2015. "I feel it boosts my metabolism, balances out my system, which leads to a stronger immune system, and hydrates, which is great for my skin. Drinking hot water and lemon is also a great alternative to taking in too much caffeine. It’s really central to my healthy eating regimen. If I have a secret weapon, that would be it."
Other than that, Lucci says she tries to stay away from fried foods — which she admitted she generally doesn't gravitate towards eating. (If only we could say the same!) In fact, she also told Gluten Free & More that her favorite snack to eat while she was filming Devious Maids was hummus with avocado and tomato on a rice cake or gluten-free cracker.
How does Susan Lucci stay fit?
“I work out just about every day,” she said in 2016 during an AOL Build interview series. “I always say I’m gonna take a day off, but then I miss it, so I’ll do something. But it’s all Pilates-centric.”
Lucci is such a fan of the Pilates method that she is a spokesperson for the Pilates Pro Chair, an item which she advertises on QVC. (Don't worry, if you find Pilates a bit intimidating, there's a puppy Pilates class that might be more your style!) She shared the results of her Pilates Pro Chair workouts on Instagram a few years ago, and her bikini picture makes it hard to argue with the workouts' efficacy!