When Jane Seymour started her acting career, she gained a lot of weight after an unpleasant encounter with another professional. However, she managed to lose it all and is now at her healthiest!
How many people are fortunate enough to say they got to pose for Playboy in their later years? Jane Seymour, 71, is one of them as she graced the publications' pages in 2018 at the age of 67!
She confessed at the time that she felt sexier then; than she ever felt when she was much younger. The star explained that she found great freedom in having lived as long as she had.
Jane Seymour posing at the beach in Thailand on January 2, 2022, and her at posing for a portrait in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Instagram/janeseymour & Harry Langdon/Getty Images
Quoting her father, the "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" actress said she was now comfortable in her own skin. The star looks fabulous these days, and below, we get to find out some of her secrets to maintaining that incredible figure.
JANE ONCE GOT "FAT"
The truth is, Seymour's acting career almost ended before it even began. Yes, she's currently known for her ageless beauty and stunning figure, but that wasn't always the case, as she once let her body go due to an awful incident.
The star claimed that in 1972, a well-known producer assaulted her. She had a hard time dealing with the incident and chose to quit acting in Hollywood and found her way back to her homeland, England.
Jane Seymour at a press reception in London, after signing to star in the "James Bond" film "Live and Let Die," on October 11, 1972. | Source: J. Wilds/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Seymour revealed that she "got fat" during that period by baking bread and eating a whole loaf each morning. Then she was given a role to star onstage in "A Doll's House," and she took it, and that opened her life up to the fame she currently has, with her stating:
“People say, ‘You’re like a phoenix.’ No, I just had a strong role model in my mother.”
"PERFECT WORKOUT" TWICE A WEEK
Jane Seymour, set to appear in the James Bond film, "Live and Let Die," posing in the United Kingdom on October 11, 1972. | Source: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Since then, Seymour has lost all the extra weight, and in February 2020, at the age of 69, she confessed her weight loss secrets to Closer Weekly. She said she did Gyrotonics and Pilates when she had time.
The "Buttons: A Christmas Tale" actress also revealed that she included a special workout regime called The Perfect Workout. It consists of doing weightlifting very slowly for 20 minutes twice weekly.
Jane Seymour at Cartier Polo Day in Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom, on July 29, 1990. | Source: Tim Graham/Getty Images
The "Wedding Crashers" star shared that she'd noticed a big difference when she partook in the activity. She said the exercise required you to do it until you felt fatigued and your whole body started shaking.
Although she enjoyed doing Pilates, Seymour confessed that her exercises weren't regular. She explained that she didn't always have time to do Pilates because of her busy work schedule.
Jane Seymour as Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, for the television series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" in 1992. | Source: Bob Greene/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
However, she did the exercise regime as often as possible and even had a machine at home for it. When the "Let's Get Physical" star wasn't filming, she would partake in Pilates exercises twice a week.
One thing to note about the sitcom that she starred in was that she appeared as a "godmother of aerobics." At age 67, she got to be a physically fit mother who was comfortable sweating and wearing Spandex!
In her "Let's Get Physical" role, Seymour showcased the body that once mastered the art of ballet. Fans also got to see how great she looked after maintaining her body by exercising often.
JANE'S TIPS FOR HEALTHIER LIVING
Jane Seymour at the Brain Health Initiative's 100th Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage Gala on July 17, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Seymour told Closer Weekly that she tried to keep things simple for her daily diet. She doesn't overeat starch and mostly consumes chicken and many various vegetables that she grows organically in her garden.
The star generally ate everything in moderation and noted that telling herself she was on a diet never worked. Instead, she limited her food intake, like deciding to eat a bit of cake and not the whole thing.
Jane Seymour at the "Resplandor y tinieblas" press conference on January 8, 2020, in Madrid, Spain. | Source: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images
During an appearance on "Loose Women" in February 2021, Seymour also shared that she only ate one meal a day. She said one good tip she stuck to was to drink coffee first thing in the morning.
The "East of Eden" actress revealed that she woke up and ran and would forget to eat until midday. When she got hungry later, she would eat some dark chocolate with a glass of wine, declaring that they counted as a meal!
Jane Seymour at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
In January 2020, while being interviewed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), the "Fifty Shades of Black" star said she'd lost 12 pounds 23 days before the ceremony! She did it by quitting drinking and doing intermittent fasting.
The famous actress went on the diet because she wanted to be as healthy as possible by the time she turned 69. Besides happening so fast, the weight loss had one other remarkable thing about it.
JANE DOESN'T TRY TO GET YOUNGER; SHE MAKES THE BEST OF HER AGE
Jane Seymour at the 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on February 7, 2015, in Century City, California. | Source: David Buchan/Getty Images
In 2021, "The War with Grandpa" actress said she felt like she was letting go of everything, and she settled into her new body. She revealed that she now weighed the same as she did when in ballet school at 17!
In fact, Seymour originally dreamt of becoming a ballerina. She even committed herself to many auditions, but her dreams were shattered when she suffered an injury at 17 that stopped her from dancing.
Speaking to The Time in November 2020, Seymour was annoyed as she discussed her miniseries role as Eleanor of Aquitaine. The character she was to play had an age range that spanned from 25 to 80 while turning 70 that February.
The actress told the publication that she was informed she would only play herself at age 25. However, the day before filming, someone else was put in the role, and Seymour couldn't understand why.
Jane Seymour at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Referring to Instagram, the star shared how she hardly had to get facial work when acting. Despite her complaints, the actress explained that she tried her best as she grew older in the limelight.
Seymour said she wasn't trying to be any younger than she was; instead, the star was trying to be the best at her current age. So the "Friendsgiving" star chose to focus on being healthy and happy.
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