Helena Bonham Carter is feeling ''sexier than ever'' at 53. The Crown star has learned to embrace her appearance and is far more confident than she was in her 20s or 30s, revealing she once felt the need to hide her curvy frame.
''I didn't feel that confident in my 20s, or in my 30s, and I sort of slowly got there in my 40s. Now I'm in my 50s, I feel sexier than ever - and not because I'm sexually attractive; I've just grown into my body," she said.
The actress is now proud of her figure and considers herself "far more interesting".
"It's nice to have curves, to be a woman," she adds. "I know I'm far more interesting now than when I was younger.''
Helena, who split from longtime partner Tim Burton in 2014, found love again last year with 32-year-old writer Rye Dag Holmboe, and she insists that despite their age gap, he's "unbelievably mature".
"He's an old soul in a young body," she shares. "People are slightly frightened of older women, but he isn't. Women can be very powerful when they're older.