Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland

People age better without plastic surgery, says Britt Ekland

FORMER Bond girl Britt Ekland wishes she hadn't gone under the knife because she thinks people age better without plastic surgery.

The former Bond girl - best known for starring opposite Sir Roger Moore in 'The Man with the Golden Gun' - blames her insecurities about turning 50 for her decision to go under the knife 20 years ago, and wishes she had chosen to age gracefully instead.

The 71-year-old star told the new issue of Britain's HELLO! magazine: "I've realised this is just not me, but it is what it is and you have to live with it. Whatever I did 15 or 20 years ago, I'd never have done now. I turned 50, and you get insecure.

"The funny thing is for the last few years my career has been in the theatre, and natural expression is seen as a good thing. I think people look so much better if they don't have surgery."

Age does have its advantages, however, and the Swedish-born star is thrilled with becoming a grandmother to Cash, her son Nicholai's child.

She gushed: "As soon as they told me it was OK to announce, I went into full-on 'grandma mode'. When I first saw the baby he was so tiny. I thought, 'Oh my God, maybe I'll break him.'

"Within one day, my instincts came back and knew exactly what to do."

Brit - who rose to fame in 1964 thanks to her whirlwind marriage to comedian Peter Sellers - wants her grandson to become fluent in Swedish, so she only speaks to the baby in her native tongue.

She added: "I come around every Saturday at 8am - I have my own keys so I let myself in. I take Cash, and Nic and Alison go back to sleep. I lock myself in his room and speak to him in Swedish. He'll call me 'farmor', which means 'father's mother' in Swedish."

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