The iconic actress, entrepreneur, and breast cancer survivor stays balanced with mindful work, workouts, and nutrition
More than four decades after she and her fellow Charlie’s Angels became symbols of female empowerment— and 17 years after she beat stage- 1 breast cancer with radiation and a lumpectomy— Jaclyn Smith continues to take charge of all aspects of her well- being. Her secret: when possible, focusing on one thing at a time.
“There’s balance to life and I think that’s hard to come by,” says the actress, who at 73 now juggles her fashion and beauty empire with the joys of playing with her two- year- old granddaughter, Bea. “There’s so much around you and so many things that are stimulating, but you’ve got to do them one at a time sometimes. It’s about balance and being good to yourself.”
Smith finds this balance in part by fueling her body with supplements— including calcium and psyllium husk and vitamins B complex, C, and D— and a diet informed in part by the eating habits of her husband of 21 years, pediatric heart surgeon Bradley Allen.
Most known for her role in Charlie’s Angels, Smith credits a “one- thing- at- a- time” approach to life as a secret to happiness.