At 67, actress Jane Seymour says she’s never felt sexier, and she’s proving it by posing in this month’s issue of Playboy.
The English actress announced the news on social media, sharing a photo of herself on Instagram wearing silky lingerie, with her long tousled hair covering most of her cleavage. It’s the third time the mother of four has appeared in the magazine. The former Bond girl, who starred in Live and Let Die, was also photographed for the July 1973 and January 1987 issues.
Seymour, who currently stars in Pop TV’s Let’s Get Physical, talked about her growing confidence in a new interview with the magazine, published Thursday.
“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger,” she said, recalling her first Playboy shoot, in 1973. “Then, I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’”
As Seymour told AARP on the red carpet at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (telecast Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS), “The older you get, the more complex your story is. The more experience you have, the better you are as an actress.”
She says she’s shied away from antiaging strategies such as shots or Botox.
“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything,” she told People magazine. “I haven’t done any of it. So I still look like ‘me.’ Every day I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know, and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me.”
According to Fortune magazine, Seymour is the oldest woman to be photographed by Playboy. Patricia Paay, a judge on Holland’s Got Talent, held the previous record, posing for the Netherlands version at age 60.
In 1995, Nancy Sinatra garnered a lot of media attention by posing for Playboy at 54, eclipsing Joan Collins and Farrah Fawcett, both of whom were photographed at 50.
Only a year ago, it was Christie Brinkley making headlines after showing up on the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at age 63.
Seymour, who starred in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, told Playboy that there’s an enormous amount of freedom in living as long as she’s lived.
“Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin,” she said. “I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. When you’re younger, it’s all about ‘Look at me.’ I’m not trying to get anyone to look at me.”
She admits, however, that even men in their 30s hit on her occasionally.
“I say, ‘Oh, darn, in another life,’” she added. “I find that very flattering. I mean, usually you’re invisible by this age!”