Bo Derek Looks Great After All These Years

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Despite the fact that she's lost the braids, the swimsuit and doesn't run down the beach in slow motion anymore, Bo Derek is still a 10. At the Vanity Fair Oscar party last month, the 56-year-old blonde proved that she will forever be a bombshell. So how does she look so good? 

Well, first, Bo's hair has a lot to do with it. "Her ash color and highlights make her eyes pop," says celebrity colorist Beth Minardi. She has also chosen to keep her hair long throughout the years, which works well for her. Many women feel that as their face and hair ages, they need to cut their hair above the chin, but Bo embraces a longer style. "Longer hair looks more beautiful on mature women; it's knowing what cut suits you and how to wear it," says Minardi.

Her body is also still in impeccable condition. Well into her 50s, she looks toned and firm. In order to stay fit, she follows a strict vegetarian diet and exercises regularly. She attributes much of her fitness to living and working on a ranch with horses.

As for her face, she exfoliates regularly and uses Skin Medica TNS Essential Serum ($260), which reduces the common signs of aging. While she claimed back in 2004 that she has never had any cosmetic work done, Troy, MI, plastic surgeon Tony Youn, MD says he believes different. "I suspect she underwent a brow lift" and possibly a facelift, as her "neckline and jawline are sharp, which is usually a result of a facelift [at her age]" 

To see more beauty icons then and now, check out the Winter-Spring 2013 issue of NewBeauty magazine.