Jane Seymour: ‘The best facelift on the planet is a smile’

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Jane Seymour is a timeless beauty, but I have a feeling that is one of the perks of being a Bond Girl (see also: Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Grace Jones). Jane is still as radiant as she was in the 1973 flick Live and Let Die. You may also remember her as the star of 1980’s Somewhere In Time (the Titanic of romance movies when I was a kid) and TV’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

The 67-year-old actress and celebrity spokesperson for Crepe Erase (if anyone has used this, I’d love to hear your experience with it, as I may need a similar product), shared her beauty secrets with People. Back in February, when she posed for Playboy, Jane said that her enduring beauty was not the result of surgery or injections. I believe her, some people are just genetically blessed, and she’s one of the lucky ones.

Eschewing a plastic surgeon’s knife, Jane asserts that “the best facelift on the planet is free. It’s a smile,” adding that when you turn your frown upside-down, “the whole face lifts.” She adds that you can exercise, eat healthy and use all of the potions and lotions in the world, but cautioned that “if it doesn’t come from within, it won’t be visible on the outside.” She went on to say that the key to aging gracefully doesn’t come from a doctor or cosmetic counter. She shares:

“I think looking stylish at any age you have to feel comfortable in your own skin.”

“You have to feel that this is who you are. At any age, including my age now, I always look to see what suits me best in terms of cut and style and how I can make the most of the features that I still feel OK about and sort of hide the ones that I think have maybe had their moment.”


Jane is currently starring in the Showtime drama, Mistrust, which reunites her with her Dr. Quinn co-star William Shockley (best known to bad movie aficionados like myself as Andrew Carver from Showgirls). Former Hardy Boy (and Kirstie Alley’s ex-hubby), Parker Stevenson, and Patrick Bristow (another Showgirls alum! He played choreographer Marty, who taught Elizabeth Berkeley how to “thrust it!”) co-star. It screams “Lifetime movie” but I love that the film focuses on older adults (just a bit older than myself) having real, romantic relationships. It’s encouraging, if you ask me, and Jane does look lovely in the trailer.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    She’s not wrong — though a well placed nip and tuck can’t hurt either if done well. To each her/his own!

  2. Millennial says:

    Oooh thanks for reminding me about William Shockley (Hank on Dr Quinn). I had to look up pictures of him in his glory days… yum. He was definitely a childhood crush.

  3. Rescue Cat says:

    Unless it’s a forced smile. Then it looks creepy.

  4. Betsy says:

    God bless. I love such grandmotherly, sweet advice. She looks great and seems like a kind person. I’m unlikely to have any more surgery (I had one drooping lid corrected), because I just don’t care that much. If I wanted to look better, there are a ton of other things I could do first.

  5. RBC says:

    Jane looks lovely. Parker has aged well. Just noticed the ostrich photobombing them!

  6. Enny says:

    She has always been THE MOST GORGEOUS woman. Insanely blessed. I do believe she’s natural, she looks the same as she always did, a bit older but no less radiant.

    And, while I usually loathe any suggestion that women “smile more,” in this case she has a point. Smiles do tend to brighten the face and pull the bottom half up ever so slightly (then again it also makes smile lines more prominent, so, yeah…) 😁

    • NameChange says:

      I see lines on her face, but she still looks beautiful, which is something the creepy, over-filled Saw doll looking Hollywood women don’t get.

    • lensblury says:

      That headline instantly put a huge smile on my face, especially since I wasn’t expecting that message at all. Yay! Lovely stance. She’s cool. 🙂

  7. Amelia says:

    Yeah sounds nice but she is not natural.
    My mom went to her plastic surgeon out in LA for some work a few years ago. She looks incredible though!

    • Other Renee says:

      Amelia, Are doctors now divulging the names of their patients, which is totally illegal and unethical?

      • blacktoypoodle says:

        Probably not the doctor but there are a LOT of people who visit and work in and around medical offices. In LA they are often multistory with dozens of offices in one building. Always possible someone saw her. As a patient I have seen a few celebrities in them myself but I do my best to pretend to ignore them. I figure they’re “off duty” as am I.
        Other: the incision line in front of her left ear is visible and also no one at that age has a completely firm jawline. (Natural slight droop starts in the mid to late 40’s.) Those are also veneers. it’s her job. If she doesn’t look camera-ready she doesn’t get hired.
        How do I know? Takes one to know one. 🙂

  8. JustJen says:

    I’ve always loved her. I remember watching Somewhere in Time and reading about how she lived in a real castle and I was instantly jealous.

    • tracking says:

      That was a few husbands ago, I believe, so not a happily ever after fairy tale. But probably fun while it lasted!

  9. Samab says:

    Does she have a blue eye and a brown one?Never noticed before!

    • Zondie says:

      It might be she has more pigment in one eye making it look like two different color eyes. My son has the same, one eye looks browner and one looks greener.

    • tracking says:

      Yes I remember reading she has one brown one green eye. Has always been gorgeous.

  10. Katherine says:

    True. But still doesn’t get you the job where people want (and not necessarily need) someone young. Not that facelifts help much either, just saying agism is a problem and the best facelift is probably educating people about agism

  11. Other Renee says:

    She’s right. Sometimes I look in the mirror and am mortified when I see my 50+ face staring back at me. Then I smile and ten years come off immediately. I think that’s why I photograph so well. Because I’m smiling. If someone catches me in a candid shot where I’m not smiling, I look just awful.

  12. Rhys says:

    She is always so together – looks good, sounds healthy. That being said, I feel like aside from that TV show she primarily does “Lifetime” type of movies. Does it pay well?

  13. Taxi says:

    She’s gorgeous but I want her to cut her hair. I hate hair hanging into pits.

  14. holly hobby says:

    She may have had something done but it is minimal because you can still see the wrinkles and she looks more or less herself. Parker Stevenson – now that’s a name I haven’t heard in years. I always wondered if he got blocked out by the $cis after the divorce with that crazy woman.

  15. Isabelle says:

    meh…it actually shows every line and wrinkle in my face, especially in photos, lets face it a big smiles in photos can be aging….but why should we even care? If you feel like smiling smile, laugh if you want to laugh, even you don’t want to smile, don’t! Also whatever you do stop telling other people to smile if they don’t want to smile, let them make that choice. This language while looking positive is a slight shade of people once again telling people to smile when maybe that isn’t their choice. No different than when an invasive boundary pusher tells you “you are so pretty when you smile”!

  16. amyston says:

    I’m sorry, but Famke Janssen no longer qualifies as a timeless beauty. I have no doubt she WOULD have been eternally striking, but she instead chose to fill her face with fillers and God knows what. She is approaching Lara Flynn Boyle territory these days.

  17. Pandakeeper says:

    She is attractive, but she looks every year of her age or even more so. My mom is 83 and has only had a mid face lift about 2 years ago, and she looks at least 10 years younger than Jane looks in that photo.

    • siri says:

      I actually think that too; she looks older than her age, and there’s a lot of effort going into the way she looks. It might also have to do with her demeanor- she’s always had this kind of ‘conservative’ flair around her, also in the way she dresses. Susan Sarandon, Sally Field, Sigourney Weaver, Bernadette Peters, Cybill Shepherd- all older than her but looking younger.