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Jane Seymour blasts ageism by declaring women have no ‘sell-by date’

Jane Seymour has blasted ageism by declaring there is no ‘sell-by date’ for women credit:Bang Showbiz
Jane Seymour has blasted ageism by declaring there is no ‘sell-by date’ for women credit:Bang Showbiz

Jane Seymour has blasted ageism by declaring there is no “sell-by date” for women.

The 73-year-old actress, famed for playing psychic Bond girl Solitaire in 1973’s James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’, hit out after declaring she is having the best sex of her life with boyfriend John Zambetti.

She told Page Six: “Life does go on, and I don’t think there is a sell-by date for women unless they choose it.

“A lot of people say, ‘Don’t you wish you were younger?’ And, in a funny way, no because I’ve had so much experience, and I’ve had such a rich life and made so many friends and so many extraordinary experiences.

“My life is very full now, and hopefully I’m wiser.”

‘Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman’ actress Jane revealed earlier this year she loved dating her musician boyfriend John, 74, due to their bedroom antics.

She said in an essay for Cosmopolitan’s ‘Sex After 60’ digital issue:

“Sex right now is more wonderful and passionate than anything I ever remember because it is built on trust, love and experience.

“I now know myself and my body, and John has had his own experiences in his life – it’s not like when you’re younger.”

Jane, who has four children, has been married four times – to Michael Attenborough from 1971 to 1973​, Geoffrey Planer ​from 1977 to 1978,​ David Flynn ​from 1981 to 1992 and James Keach ​​from 1993 to 2015.

She has revealed her years in showbusiness were marred by #MeToo-style events before the term came into being.

Jane has said a “major” producer asked her to visit his home in 1972 to screen test for a role and then allegedly harassed and threatened her when she brushed them off.

She added the incident led her to briefly quit acting and move back to her native Britain, and told Page Six: “Women have put up with a lot, and I think they still do.

“I’ve recently done a campaign about women being unseen and unheard, and it’s true, especially when I talk to women who have gone to doctor’s offices and places like that.

“Women need to be encouraged to stand up for themselves, especially my generation; that wasn’t the case back then.”