Even at 83, Carmen Dell’Orefice still looks as beautiful as ever.
Famous for her striking white hair and dazzling youthful look, the ionic model covers the spring issue of New You magazine which hits newsstands on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
She wowed with her beauty when she first started modelling at the age of 15 for Vogue US and continues to impress over 65 years later, with her flawless skin, poise, charm and charisma.
The American born supermodel has been married three times and engaged once more.
During the interview session in 2014, Dell’Orefice talked in depth about her career, beauty secrets, relationship and other issues.
Concerning her career
“Today I am in a territory that business considers unmarketable: age and white hair. Slowly, however, I started to own that territory little by little because I stood up for age,” she explains.
“I had a very respectable career, but I didn’t have a specific look. I was a chameleon.”
She says now that important things are: Water, breathing and a good metabolism.
On still maintaining a model figure after all these years :
“I eat to my appetite and don’t count calories. I want to enjoy food passionately. If you don’t like watery spinach learn to braise it yourself or eat it raw. That is the creativity of living. I could have gotten into trouble with food in my lifetime because I love to eat but I was given a free pass because I metabolize food well…I’ve had my issues with ice cream when I was younger. Friends will open my freezer today and say, “My God, who eats all this ice-cream?” It stays frozen just in case. That is my money in the bank. It gives me a feeling of security. One would think clothes would do it for me—but no, it’s ice cream.”
Her driving force in life:
“Be awake, aware, alive, efficient, involved and flexible both mentally and physically.”
On her health:
She says “three very talented doctors” have helped her throughout her life. The first regulated her hormones with liver and iron shots, when she needed them in her forties. The second “took of my face when I was 37,” she says, explaining that she had a “medical, surgical dermabrasion.” And the third is a specialist in endocrinology at New York University Hospital, “who helped me through a hysterectomy” and is still her confidante today.
“Anyone who doesn’t change is missing a lot in life because that’s a control thing and once you think you know everything, you’re a dead duck.”