In her latest interview with Shape magazine, Sharon Stone opened up about the aging process with the kind of honesty you rarely hear from a celebrity:
"It hasn't been easy. There was a point in my 40s where I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, "I'm not coming out until I can totally accept the way I look right now.
And I examined my face in the magnifying mirror, and I looked at my body, and I cried and cried and cried. Then I said to myself, "You're going to get old now. How do you want to do that?"
I always wonder what it feels like to be a Hollywood sex siren like Sharon Stone...to do a film like Basic Instinct where you captivate the world with your beauty and sexuality - then go back to regular life. A few years go by and you don't look the same way you used to but you have these powerful images of your younger self haunting you.
You have to accept your older self. And I love her line, "how do you want to do that?" Life is too short to chase beauty.