SUSAN LUCCI: MY TIPS FOR STAYING YOUNG AT 71
THE ACTRESS, 71, SHARES HER TOP TRICKS FOR DEFYING HER AGE
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.
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.
“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.”