A new Charlie’s Angels film with a fresh trio of impressive young women may hit theaters this weekend, but a member of the original TV show’s cast is proving she’s still as vibrant as she was back when the series aired in the 1970s.
Jaclyn Smith recently opened up to the Daily Mail about how she’s maintained her age-defying looks at 74. She credits her slim figure to regular exercise, not drinking or smoking, and eating healthy. “You’re looking at a clean-living girl,” she claimed, adding that she eats "lots of berries and vegetables."
As for her impressively wrinkle-free skin, Smith has managed to avoid any major cosmetic surgery to keep things smooth. Instead, she relies on chemical peels and laser rejuvenation procedures. “You want to be careful, because you want to look like yourself," she said. "You don’t want to look plastic.” Smith did admit that there were certain “little things” she would like to have done as far as surgical procedures go, but her husband (who is a heart surgeon) has cautioned her against them. “He knows [plastic] surgery can go wrong,” she explained. Besides, she clearly doesn’t need any extra help than what she’s already doing. We’re sure the actress has some good genes to thank for her high-cheekbones and those gorgeous blue eyes, too.
Smith also shared her excitement at seeing the spirit of Charlie’s Angels continue through a new cast. “What’s interesting is what a winning concept it is and how it can repeat itself in different ways,” she said. “I think the power of women standing together is very appropriate today. [On the show], we always had each other’s back and cheered each other on.”
As the only original “Angel” to stay on throughout the entire series run, Smith has always defended it against critics who looked down on it as only “jiggle TV.” As she told People magazine, “It was about women being their own person, being emotionally independent, financially independent, carrying out their job. The show was really about the bond of friendship.” We couldn’t agree more.
Smith has plenty of her own projects lined up, including continuing to work on her beautiful and budget-friendly clothing line for Kmart. We can’t wait to see whatever else she has in store for us in the pipeline, since she clearly shows no signs of slowing down any time soon!
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