After nearly 40 years in the spotlight, Bo Derek knows a thing or two about aging in Hollywood — and admits growing older in the public eye is "really hard."
"I realize how artificial [beauty] is. I realize that it doesn't last forever, that's for damn sure," the 58-year-old actress confessed in a new interview. "Aging is really hard, and it's tough. Bette Davis was right; it's not for sissies, it really isn't."
Bo at age 23 in 10. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Throughout her career, Bo — who first rose to fame at age 23 in the 1979 film 10 — has adamantly claimed she has not undergone plastic surgery to alter her appearance, despite continuing to maintain her youthful looks as she ages.
"There is a certain expectation [to look young]. 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," she said.
Bo has been dating her boyfriend, actor John Corbett, since 2002. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In March, it was announced the actress would return to TV with a role in the upcoming television movie Sharknado 3 alongside Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Mark Cuban, Jerry Springer and Ann Coulter.
"I love the business, I love the film business. And it's always been good to me," she told CBS News of filming the movie on Sunday, May 10.