Jane Seymour created “Jane’s igloo”, also known as her secret to looking good on screen.
The former Bond girl recently revealed that she has developed her own lighting technique to ensure she always looks and feels young.
“Nobody else needs one because they’re under 30,” the 72-year-old joked to Definition magazine. “So basically, the moment you take the top light off, I don’t have bags under my eyes. If you have the top light, my eyes become really wide. So I don’t need the top light and I need something. Directly at me. Hopefully, I can take in a lot of light.” .
The former “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star noted that good lighting provides an instant glow that works for photos or movies.
Jane Seymour said “Jane’s Igloo” helps her look younger on screen. (Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
“I’ve done so many movies that I understand clearly,” explained the actor. “I’m also an artist and I like photography, so I understand what makes good and bad light for me; what will work and what won’t. I never have to ask, though. They figure it out, usually. on the first day.”
“… I have a habit now, and they laugh at me (on set) because I know where my light source is, even before the lights come on,” Seymour added.
Good lighting isn’t the only thing that’s essential for Seymour. In 2020, Seymour told Fox News Digital that he didn’t believe in following “some crazy diet” to get fit. For him, it’s all about eating “sensibly”.
“I recently dropped 14 pounds,” he said at the time. “I got used to being bigger. Not that I was really big or anything, but…type 2 diabetes runs in my family. And my blood work was bordering on pre-diabetic. I told my doctor, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ . I’m smaller than anyone I know!’ And he said, ‘Well, it’s not your fault, but if you lose at least six pounds, you’ll do the opposite.’ So that was the first moment. And then one of my best friends. .. he completely overturned his own through a different way of eating.”
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In addition to cutting her hair, Jane Seymour previously told Fox News Digital that she eats clean and makes time to exercise every day. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
“I’m not doing anything clever,” Seymour continued. “I’m doing intermittent fasting, but nothing major. And I like healthy food. We grow all our food organically in the back garden. A lot of it is in pots, and…anyone can do it. If you don’t have a garden, you can grow it in containers and.. . eat everything in moderation. And because I’m not thinking about myself all the time – I’m thinking about other things, and I’ve got it. children or grandchildren, and I’m working; that gives me the energy I need.”
Seymour also described her workout routine as “very sporadic” due to her injuries as a dancer.
“I try to get my heart rate up by walking at least three times a week,” she shared. “I also train with a trainer, and I’ll do about 20 minutes on a stationary bike, a spin bike, but not spinning like crazy. I do my form, usually with weights, too. So I try to do upper body with lower body. And then I do Pilates and Gyrotonics, which I swear by.
“So the things that are really good for my unique body, like bridge and plank, I can do anywhere in any hotel room or anywhere at any time. I don’t have to go to the gym…And being a dancer, you understand form. So when you train, you think I think you’re very careful about being in good shape. Some people just throw it at the gym. If you don’t have the right form, you can get injured.”
Jane Seymour starred alongside Roger Moore in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die. (Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
When it comes to her skin care routine, Seymour notes that she “always believes in exfoliation.”
“I haven’t had lasers, micro dermabrasion or anything like that,” Seymour explains. “But I exfoliate every day. I use the Clarisonic and believe it or not, the Crepe Erase. I find it works great for my face and body. People keep coming up to me and touching their arms. It works and it’s really not expensive. . . . so why not? anything else? I like bathing in things. I don’t like experimenting with different products. If something really works for you, why change it? Hydration is also key to smooth skin, no matter the season.”
“Also, the most important thing you can do is to completely remove all makeup before you go to bed at night,” she shared. “Your lashes need to be very clean. If you have stubborn makeup that won’t come off, an eye doctor gave me a trick to make a very watered-down version of baby shampoo. Use that around your lashes with a Q-tip. When it comes to makeup and hair, I’ve been doing it for years.
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Jane Seymour at her Montecito, California estate, circa 1991. The actor said that over the years he learned the power of good lighting to look and feel his best on screen. (Paul Harris/Getty Images)
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“I get professionals from time to time, but I’ve learned a lot from professionals, I’m really enjoying doing my own thing. As a painter, I like to play with colors. You always have to know your face.” This will help you determine what brings out the best in you, what best complements your features.”
Stephanie Nolasco reports entertainment for Foxnews.com.