Angela Bassett turns heads in sparkling purple pantsuit and plunging top

The American actress and activist may be 59 years old, but that hasn't stopped her from looking absolutely incredible, with a figure that would make women half her age jealous. 

Angela Bassett, an actress with over three decades' worth experience in the entertainment industry, recently made an appearance on The Late Show With James Corden, and she made sure she was appropriately dolled up for the occasion. 

While talking to host James Corden and his other guest, Tom Cruise, Bassett sat there in a sparkling purple pantsuit with a blue shimmer, showing just how much she can dazzle even on something as simple as a talk show. 

Underneath the blazer of the suit she wore a tight-fitting black shirt with a low neckline. 

She left her long curly hair loose, pulled back off her face with a thin bank, and wore a pair of gold drop earrings. 

On the show, the discussed Cruise's "pain cave," which is basically a traveling gym that he always has on hand on set while filming, and his incessant need to send everyone cake. 

Bassett seemed relaxed, teasing that she had been in the pain cave before and played with some of Cruise's weights, and that she had also been a recipient in the past of one of his cakes. 

Erica Campbell also took to her Instagram account to share photos of Bassett's look on the show. The black undershirt was a strapless cut with a sweetheart neckline, and the shimmery purple pants were a pair of skinny pants. 

She also had on a pair of strappy black heels to complete the look. The blazer of the suit had three-quarter sleeves, and a set of lapels. 

For someone who turns 60 next month, Bassett looks utterly incredible, with a figure that still looks fabulous in a swimsuit. 

But her trim body doesn't come of its own accord. The actress works hard to maintain it, focusing on a healthy diet and a daily exercise plan. 

“Diet is 85 percent of the whole thing for me,” she said. “Do 30 minutes of cardio and lift a couple of weights or something.”

When she's on the road, she makes sure she hits the hotel gym. 

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