SU­SAN LUCCI: MY TIPS FOR STAY­ING YOUNG AT 71

THE AC­TRESS, 71, SHARES HER TOP TRICKS FOR DE­FY­ING HER AGE

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FALL IN LOVE EV­ERY DAY:

Hel­mut Hu­ber, 80, just cel­e­brated 49 Su­san years and of hus­band wed­ded bliss a good on thing!” Sept. 13. Su­san, “It doesn’t 71, told feel Closer that long. at the I guess open­ing that’s night of Broad­way’s Pretty Woman: The Mu­si­cal on Aug. 16. “Hel­mut was al­ways in­trigu­ing to me,” she adds of what first drew her to the man who still melts her heart to this day. “Maybe it’s the [Aus­trian] ac­cent! But he’s just a take-charge guy in a fun, smart way. And he al­ways makes me laugh.”

WORK UP A SWEAT:

Su­san’s kids (daugh­ter, Liza, 43, grand­kids, and son, but An­dreas, the lit­tle 38) ones have will blessed never her tire with her out. five Her se­cret weapon? The Pi­lates Pro Chair, which she en­dorses on QVC. “It gives you the ben­e­fits of Pi­lates as well as for car­dio,” says Su­san, who ex­er­cises six days a week and has her own line of self-named ac­tivewear.

DREAM BIG:

The Emmy-win­ning All My Chil­dren star aims to act for­ever. “Re- tire­ment is not even in my vo­cab­u­lary,” says Su­san. “I’d love go­ing back to Broad­way. I loved do­ing An­nie Get Your Gun [in 1999] and I’ve been of­fered other [stage pro­duc­tions] but it just hasn’t been the right thing,” she says, re­veal­ing that her bucket list also in­cludes tack­ling a fea­ture film.

KEEP MOV­ING:

“I have never had a de­sire to slow down,” says the en­er­getic and driven diva, who in­sists that 70 is the new 40. “I love to keep learn­ing, grow­ing and chal­leng­ing my­self with new ex­pe­ri­ences.”

— Ron Kelly, with re­port­ing by Lexi Cic­cone

“I am lucky,” Su­san gushes of her hus­band,Hel­mut. Pi­lates gives Su­san “more en­ergy, strengthand bal­ance.”

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