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Sigrid Thornton, 61, says we ‘shouldn’t be obsessed’ about ageing

Australian film and TV royalty Sigrid Thornton, 61, says we ‘shouldn’t be obsessed’ about ageing – insisting that physical beauty ‘is not the main game’

She boasts an illustrious career to-date, across film, television and theatre.

And Sigrid Thornton got candid about ageing in a cover story for The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine this weekend.

The 61-year-old said we should not become ‘obsessed’ with our changing looks, insisting that physical beauty ‘is not the main game’. 

Refreshingly real: Sigrid Thornton (pictured), 61, said we ‘shouldn’t be obsessed’ about ageing in her cover story for The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine this weekend 

Asked her thoughts about ageing, Sigrid candidly told Stellar: ‘I think everybody worries about it, don’t they? 

‘I think we just need to get on with being as fit and as well as we possibly can, and make the most of every day. I don’t think we should be obsessed.’ 

Elsewhere in the interview, Sigrid was asked her thoughts on having been called the most beautiful woman in the world by none other than director Steven Spielberg.

Healthy body and mind: Asked her thoughts about ageing, the TV, film and theatre star said: 'I think we just need to get on with being as fit and as well as we possibly can, and make the most of every day. I don't think we should be obsessed.' Pictured in 2019

Healthy body and mind: Asked her thoughts about ageing, the TV, film and theatre star said: ‘I think we just need to get on with being as fit and as well as we possibly can, and make the most of every day. I don’t think we should be obsessed.’ Pictured in 2019

‘He’s lovely and I love that quote,’ she responded. ‘It does make me smile, but physical beauty is really not the main game. We all need to work on what’s happening on the inside.’   

Sigrid quickly became a household name with roles in Australian television shows including Prisoner, SeaChange and Wentworth.

She has also appeared in films including Snapshot and The Man from Snowy River, and captivated the audience with theatre roles such as 2002’s The Blue Room for The Melbourne Theatre Company alongside Marcus Graham.

In her personal life, Sigrid is celebrating a 44-year relationship with her producer husband Tom Burstall, and the couple are parents to son Ben, 35, and daughter Jaz, 29.  

Inner beauty: Elsewhere in the interview, Sigrid was asked her thoughts on having been called the most beautiful woman in the world by director Steven Spielberg (pictured). She responded: 'It does make me smile, but physical beauty is really not the main game'

Inner beauty: Elsewhere in the interview, Sigrid was asked her thoughts on having been called the most beautiful woman in the world by director Steven Spielberg (pictured). She responded: ‘It does make me smile, but physical beauty is really not the main game’ 

Acclaimed: Sigrid has had roles in Australian television shows including Prisoner, SeaChange and Wentworth. She has also appeared in films such as Snapshot and The Man from Snowy River, and captivated the audience with theatre roles. Pictured in 1988

Acclaimed: Sigrid has had roles in Australian television shows including Prisoner, SeaChange and Wentworth. She has also appeared in films such as Snapshot and The Man from Snowy River, and captivated the audience with theatre roles. Pictured in 1988

However, she admitted in an interview with Jane Hutcheon on One Plus One in 2016 that she’s found difficulty in balancing work with family.  

‘I’ve always been sort of mildly over obsessed and compulsive about trying to find balance between the two, which is not really that possible to do, not every day anyway, she said.

‘You might find that one day it’s working really well, but I like to describe it like that circus act of the plates on the sticks, the spinning plates.

‘You might have 12 plates and 12 sticks, there’s always one plate dropping somewhere along the line, but you’ve just got to try and keep as many in the air as you can.’  

Cover star: Sigrid looks radiant on Stellar's cover, donning a white and pale pink ensemble

Cover star: Sigrid looks radiant on Stellar’s cover, donning a white and pale pink ensemble

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