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Charlie’s Angel Jaclyn Smith, 76, shares her surprising secret for staying young – recycling her own fat
- The actress tells You magazine how she avoided cosmetic surgery to stay young
- Shes the boss of a million-dollar skincare business she runs from her LA mansion
- She has always shied away from Botox and has never touched drugs in her life
She survived 1970s Hollywood, three divorces and breast cancer with barely a blemish. Now Jaclyn Smith has shared her surprising secret for staying young – recycling her own fat.
Looking as dazzling as she did on her Charlie’s Angels debut in 1975, the actress today tells The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine she has avoided resorting to conventional cosmetic work to defy the years in favour of her own bizarre regimen.
‘I don’t believe in fillers and I haven’t done any cutting,’ says Jaclyn, on her minimal procedures. ‘If I put anything in my face, I use my own fat, which is hard to do.’
Charlies Angel Jaclyn Smith, 76, denies having any botox and instead says: ‘If I put anything in my face, I use my own fat, which is hard to do’
Now 76 and the boss of a multi-million- dollar skincare and clothing business she oversees from her hilltop mansion in Los Angeles, Jaclyn reveals that she has always shied away from Botox. ‘I’m afraid of it,’ she says. ‘My husband says if you do Botox over and over, it totally collapses the muscle. You can overdo it in this town like nobody’s business. And when you get done it’s not a good look.’
Diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago after a routine mammogram showed a lump, Jaclyn was given radiation treatment and received the all-clear a few months later. Her experience gave her a new perspective on life, she says.
‘It’s part of my history and it changes you: [I realise] you need to seize the day,’ she says. ‘And we need to be more grateful. Maybe we all complain a little too much.’
Jaclyn now relishes her role as a doting grandmother after emerging unscathed from the whirlwind fame of Charlie’s Angels and the hedonism of 1970s Hollywood
Her fourth, and current, husband is heart surgeon Brad Allen, 67, whom she met when he operated on her father 30 years ago. They spent several years dating before they married in 1997, she says.
By the time Charlie’s Angels ended its five-year run in 1981, Jaclyn had divorced her first two husbands, both actors.
‘I don’t even count those first two as marriages,’ she says.
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She almost got it right the third time, she says, when she married British cinematographer Tony Richmond, the father of her two children, son Gaston and daughter Spencer. They divorced over his drinking but remain friends.
Jaclyn now relishes her role as a doting grandmother after emerging unscathed from the whirlwind fame of Charlie’s Angels and the hedonism of 1970s Hollywood.
The actress says she went to the parties but never lowered her guard. ‘Some of it went against my upbringing. I had never heard a four-letter word growing up. I had never seen a drug,’ she says.
‘I never walked with that crowd. I took a detour. I’ve still never touched drugs.’