The 46-year-old actress – who has children Hazel and Phinnaeus, nine, and Henry, seven, with husband Danny Moder – believes her decision not to fight the ageing process could have affected her career prospects.
Julia, who is the face of Lancôme fragrance La Vie Est Belle, said: ”By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a face-lift. But I’ve told Lancôme that I want to be an ageing model, so they have to keep me for at least five more years until I’m over 50.”
The Pretty Woman star credits her healthy and wholesome lifestyle for keeping her happy and worry-free as she gets older. She told You Magazine: ”There’s a lightness to my life now — an airy quality of not taking things too seriously. That’s happiness.
”It’s about non-grasping, non-hoarding, cleaning out your closet, dusting out your mind and letting go of the things that weigh you down mentally and emotionally.”
The actress previously admitted she used to be very competitive with other actresses, but believes it was a ”godsend” that she never won accolades or titles for her appearance because it helped her to stay grounded. She said: ”I think I’ve always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls. For example, I’ve never been chosen as ‘one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.’ And honestly, it’s a godsend. When I was younger, I’d think, ‘Oh, I’m the prettiest one. It’s not Halle Berry. It’s not!’ But it is, you know?”