With her endless legs and famed smile, she looks like a supermodel in her heyday.
But Yasmin Le Bon has revealed how the menopause has caused her to develop a ‘layer of padding’ all over her body.
The 53-year-old supermodel opened up about her struggle with the menopause, saying it affected her memory and caused her to ache all over.
Speaking to Red magazine, where she appears on the front cover of the March issue, she said: ‘The menopause is a bit s**t, actually. You ache all over, you’re tired and fractious and you develop a layer of padding all over.
Yasmin Le Bon has revealed how the menopause has caused her to develop a ‘layer of padding’ all over her body
Yasmin Le Bon, pictured in her modelling heyday in 1987, has opened up about her struggle with the menopause, saying it affected her memory and caused her to ache
‘You can’t remember to make that appointment to see the damn endocrinologist. You can’t remember where you parked the car.
‘It’s important that you tell people this. I share this with my girls because I want them to be a bit more prepared than I was.’
Mrs Le Bon, who was once the highest paid supermodel in the world, has been married to Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon for 32 years. They share three children together – Amber, 28, Saffron, 26, and Talullah, 23.
Speaking about the secret to a successful relationship, she said: ‘Space is the saviour for any relationship. Headspace and physical space. The question is, how much? Too much distraction is not always a good thing.’
Asked about how she deals with anger, she said: ‘When you want to explode, take a full breath, and exhale grace and calm. In a long and deep relationship, there will be time to work out these feelings in a more meaningful way.
‘Nothing good ever came from anger. But nothing good ever came from silence, either. In marriage – in any relationship – do not leave things unsaid. Life is too short.’
The former model was discovered at 18 after signing to Models 1 and quickly became one of the most successful models in the Eighties
The former model was discovered at 18 after signing to Models 1 and quickly became one of the most successful models in the Eighties.
The mother-of-three, who models for M&S, said she manages to keep her weight down by avoiding wheat and eating fat.
She said: ‘Eat fat. Olive oil, coconut oil, butter, avocados, nut oils, the body needs it. Lay off the wheat as you get older, and beware too much quinoa.’
The full interview appears in the March issue of Red, on sale January 31.