With her smooth skin and youthful looks, Evonne's age is hard to guess—she's actually 70 years old! Evonne says she feels age is just a number. "I can't say what 70 feels like because I don't feel 70," Evonne says. "I don't feel 60, actually. I don't feel 50." Evonne, who has been single since 1958, looks so young that when she goes out with her 50-year-old son, people think she's his date!
When Evonne got a divorce at the age of 22, she says she decided to revolutionize her life. "I just decided I didn't like the way I was brought up and so on, and I was going to 're-raise' myself. I was going to have high life, condition in my life and energy, and I was introduced to the transcendental meditation technique," she says. "It opened the door for me seeing my inner bliss, and from then on, it's been up, up, up!"
Evonne has an active lifestyle in New York City, where she gets around by walking, riding her bike or Rollerblading. She also does Pilates and belly dancing. What's Evonne's secret to looking so incredibly young? "Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!" Evonne says. "Every morning [when] I get up, before I open the door to pick up my New York Times, I have moisturizer on."
In addition to taking care of her body, Evonne says living her life with passion and awareness has made all the difference. "Compared to 10 years ago, I feel marvelous. I feel more confident. I feel more beautiful. And I think it's because I've opened inwardly that I just feel the world's my oyster," she says.
Marcia, who is 55 years old, says people think she is in her 30s. "I look better now at 55 than I did when I was 35," she says.
After working in Hollywood for 18 years, Marcia says she began to rethink her life in her mid-40s. "When I was a little girl, I was horse-crazy, and we lived in the city so I never could get my own horse," she says.
So, Marcia decided to pick up and move to Austin, Texas, to reshape her life. "I bought my first horse just before my 47th birthday," and she got her Bachelor's degree at age 50. Marcia even turned her love of horses into a business—EquestrianSingles.com. "When you have horses, it takes up almost 90 percent of your time and it's hard to have a relationship. So I knew from the time I had the idea it would put people together who love horses, and it's a perfect match," she says.
Marcia says the things that keep her looking young are her attitude and the fact that she is doing what she loves to do. "For me, the key to staying youthful has always been following my dreams," she says.
Some women age better than others—and a lucky few even turn back the clock! Ten years ago, Marilyn says she was "Mama Marilyn" at a size 22. Now she's a size 8! She says she was able to change her life by eating healthier and exercising more.
"There was a lot of weight externally, but there was a lot of soul weight as well. There was a lot that weighed down my heart. As I took off 100 pounds of bubble wrap, I also took off about 100,000 pounds of soul wrap," she says.
Mother of three Dee Dee says she said goodbye to "Frumpy Dee Dee" a few years ago. She says she used to neglect her appearance because she had just had a baby, worked a lot and always put her family first.
Now, Dee Dee always makes time to work out and focus on herself. "I just started taking the time, and if I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning, sometimes I do. If I have to do it at 8 o'clock at night [I do]," Dee Dee says.
While growing up in the public eye, actress Mariel Hemingway suffered many private struggles with her self esteem and body image. Now at 45, Mariel, a mother of two teenage daughters, says she has finally found a way of living that makes her feel beautiful inside and out.
In her new book, Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out
, Mariel talks about eating mindfully by drinking green tea and avoiding sugar. She also makes sure to get some physical exercise every day. She says slowing down life is important for well-being. "Not like doing things so slowly, but doing them with intention. We can stretch time by taking moments by finding silence, and to sit in that silence and be grateful," Mariel says. Watch as Mariel talks about finding peace.
"My biggest struggle in life has been really hating myself in the past," she says. "The voice in my head was saying, 'Uh-uh, you're just not good enough.' And the fact of the matter is now at the age that I am—and I'm 45—I no longer have that voice in my head."
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