Former '70s kitten Bo Derek is still a "10" at age 61, thanks to an active lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, horseback riding, and swimming workouts.
Derek became a household name after starring in the hit 1979 film 10, where her sleek bikini body and wholesome good looks were celebrated as the Perfect 10, or the pinnacle of female beauty. Almost four decades later, Bo remains a beauty and fitness icon thanks to her age-defying looks.
Derek, who has lived on a 110-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, California, for years, doesn't follow a restrictive diet or exercise obsessively. Her active lifestyle caring for her many horses and dogs keep her naturally slim and toned.
"Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day, so it might be a bowl of oatmeal, boiled eggs or my favorite Danish pancakes," Derek told WomenFitness.Net. "After morning chores and a little office work, I head to the pool at the YMCA for a mile swim, hopefully three days a week. I hate exercise and am quite expert at talking myself out of it."
"Life around the ranch will keep you fit. Actually, cleaning your house can be a great workout. I'm not one for gyms."
Unlike her Hollywood peers, Bo's anti-aging beauty secrets don't include excessive plastic surgery or Botox injections.
"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 told CBS News (see video). "So you're just torn."
Despite looking fantastic for her age, Derek admits getting older is rough. "Aging is really hard, and it's tough," Bo said. "Bette Davis was right: It's not for sissies, it really isn't."