'Charlie's Angels' OG star Jaclyn Smith, 74, shares the secret to her age-defying beauty: 'You're looking at a clean-living girl'
OG Angel Jaclyn Smith is still a bombshell at 74 and it turns out, her secret to the ageless beauty is eating right and that includes giving up the occasional cocktail as well. The former 'Charlie's Angels' star, who battled breast cancer in 2003, opened up to Daily Mail about her age-defying looks and her time as an Angel.
She said that she eats a lot of healthy food - "lots of berries and vegetables" while also exercising regularly. She does not smoke or drink. "You're looking at a clean-living girl," she said. She says no to major plastic surgery even though she has "little things" she wants to do because it could go wrong. But that doesn't stop her from getting peels and laser treatments. "You want to be careful because you want to look like yourself. You don't want to look plastic," she said.
Smith played Kelly Garett in the 1971 version of 'Charlie's Angels' which was then an ABC show. An iconic moment in television history, where female characters were only portrayed as homemakers and had no major leads, the series with three women in the lead who were kicking butt just as much as the next guy was something of a revolution. The show starred Smith, Kate Jackson and the late Farrah Fawcett as the lethal private investigators for Townsend Associates.
The show catapulted the women to success and the controversies came by the dozen. "The feminists didn't like us because they said we were Barbie dolls prancing around. We wore pretty things, but we didn't flaunt our sexuality. It wasn't salacious," she said in the interview adding that even though there were too many bikinis, she never felt exploited. "I would have walked away if I felt that. In my heart of hearts, I knew who I was."