Sharon Stone looks unbelievable at 55, so we were shocked to learn that the “Basic Instinct” beauty had spent many hours crying over her aging body!
“It hasn’t been easy,” Stone admits about coming to terms with getting older. "There was a point in my 40s where I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, 'I'm not coming out until I can totally accept the way I look right now.'"
The former model explains, "I examined my face in the magnifying mirror, and I looked at my body, and I cried and cried and cried. Then I said to myself, 'You're going to get old now. How do you want to do that?'"
The actress’ answer? Stay in great shape!
"I thought, 'I'd like to age like a dancer.' I want to keep my body in shape like that," Stone reveals. "I want to do the work. I like to dance and stretch. And I like going to the gym."
And despite putting in lots of hard work at the gym, the mom-of-three doesn’t restrict herself when it comes to food! "I like porterhouse steak, rib eyes and New York strip," she says.
"This works for me because I have very low cholesterol and low blood pressure. It's not good for everyone; you have to talk to your doctor about that."
But Stone did make the decision to stop drinking alcohol, a difficult choice for the former wino, but necessary in her eyes.
"I think, at a certain point, it's better for women not to have any alcohol,” shares Stone, “it can make your face, breasts and midsection get very bloated.”
And those days of crying on the bathroom floor? They’re long gone!
"This idea that being youthful is the only thing that's beautiful or attractive simply isn't true," Stone tells Shape magazine.
"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."