Elizabeth Hurley nearly broke the internet a few days ago. The 56-year-old celebrity took to her Instagram account three days ago to share a photo of herself in a barely-there bikini. The sex icon rose to fame during the ‘90s being cast as the sensuous devil in Bedazzled and playing the seductive spy, Vanessa Kensington in the Austin Powers films.
You can see the bikini for yourself below:
Sharing the steamy photograph three days ago, Elizabeth Hurley captioned the photograph for her 2.2 million followers saying, “Got this shot whilst on location filming Christmas in the Caribbean – just before I sprained my silly ankle. Now, still on crutches and lying on the sofa, eating chocolates and feeling sorry for myself .” And while it’s not unlikely to find the celebrity sharing various pictures of her immaculate figure on social media, this photograph definitely sparked more attention than usual.
The swimwear in question is a form-fitting bikini with a hue close to that of Hurley’s tanned skin. To top off the look, the bikini is adorned with gold chain links on both the top and bottom pieces. Elizabeth Hurley has indeed posted pictures of herself in this same bikini before, but there’s something about the look of her washboard abs in the most recent one that has been setting the internet ablaze. “This should be illegal,” one person wrote. “Good god,” said another.
It’s clear that even as she nears 60, Elizabeth Hurley remains as active and detailed to her health and fitness as ever. However, while many comparable big-name celebs tend to follow strict gym regiments accompanied by healthy meal planning, Hurley stakes claim to the found fitness lifestyle. Found fitness is what Hurley calls an alternative to diet and exercise routines; a more practical approach for the busier lifestyle. Speaking recently with Women’s Health Magazine, Hurley divulged how she uses the approach to keep her body in tip-top shape. “I don’t really do any set exercise, per se, because I prefer to get my exercise from doing something than being in the gym,” she said. Instead, Elizabeth Hurley squeezes in a workout whenever she can. From squats in the morning, while brushing her teeth, to everyday chores, Hurley finds ways to integrate a workout into every part of her day.
Elizabeth Hurley rose to prominence in the ’90s largely in part to their gorgeous appearance. She first gained attention as actor Hugh Grant’s girlfriend. Her status landed Hurley various acting gigs both on film and television. Not necessarily considered a highly coveted actress, her good looks more so one over the hearts of fans, and led to Hurley landing a spokesmodel gig at the age of 29 with the cosmetic company Estee Lauder. Hurley is still today featured as the brand’s ambassador and model. Most recently, she has been promoting the Estee Lauder breast cancer campaign-something she promoted on her Instagram account.
In more recent years, Elizabeth Hurley starred on E! Network’s beloved drama, The Royals. For four seasons, Hurley starred as Queen Helena, a fictional contemporary queen consort of England, along with William Moseley and Alexandra Park as her twin children, Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor; Jake Maskall as Helena’s brother-in-law and nemesis, the new King Cyrus; Tom Austen as Eleanor’s bodyguard and blackmailer, Jasper Frost; and Oliver Milburn as Ted Pryce, the Royal Family’s head of security.
While the recent Instagram post certainly didn’t blow up because of Hurley sharing what’s been going on in her life, it still revealed what the 56-year-old has planned in the coming year. Elizabeth Hurley is set to star in an upcoming film from Phillippe Martinez titled Christmas in the Caribbean. With details still under wraps, the film is set to star Hurley as a bride left at the altar. Feeling wronged and damaged, her two bridesmaids take the opportunity to turn what was supposed to be the couple’s Caribbean Christmas honeymoon into a girl’s getaway.