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Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith Opens Up About Her Youthful Instagram Pic

The star looks extraordinarily radiant at 76 years old.

In the late 70's—from 1976 to 1981, to be precise—every gal wanted to be Jaclyn Smith, aka one of Charlie's Angels. Everyone was intrigued with Kelly Garrett's amazing looks, fit body, impressive 007 profession that would look absolutely killer on a dating profile, and loyal crew of friends who always had her back.

Fast-forward 46 years later to 2022, and Smith looks extraordinarily radiant at 76 years old. The time has certainly changed since working for Charlie, but one thing is clear—this star still looks like, well, an angel.

The celebrity recently posted an Instagram photo with her son, Gaston Richmond, which she captioned 'MY SON-SHINE!' and it showed how youthful she still appears. Read on to learn more, and next up, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Smith revealed the scoop about the photo, which went viral for good reason

In an interview with Page Six, the star said, "I'll tell you it was a good photo," and we'd have to agree. Smith added, "Right place, right time. That's the luck of the draw. Great lighting. I'm with a person that I adore, my son, and it was a going-away party, so my eyes were probably glistening with tears there, sparkling because he's one of the humans I worship."

Smith gave some scoop about the photo, which went viral for good reason. "I love what that photo says to me," she explained. "It says I'm the luckiest lady in the world to have a son like him. As we know in pictures, they reflect what's going on inside of you, and that picture reflected every emotion I had at that moment."

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The star also reflected on the TV series that made her so famous

Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Kate Jackson from Charlie's Angels
Silver Screen Collection / Contributor

The celeb also reflected on the series that made her so popular: "It was a more innocent time, and looks were not as enhanced then," the Charlie's Angels star noted. "It wasn't hair extensions; it was, 'This is us.' I love that not everything was retouched. There was privacy and mystery. Today everything is out for everyone to know, and it's in your face today. Fashion was feminine. It was sexy. It wasn't in-your-face sexy. There was a refinement to it."

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So, what seems to be Jaclyn Smith's secret to looking so fulfilled, happy, and youthful?

Jaclyn Smith at Barneys New York
Stefanie Keenan / Contributor

One thing's for sure—Smith keeps herself extremely busy and has proven to be an extraordinarily successful businesswoman. What started in 1985 as a new line of Jaclyn Smith-designed clothing and accessories for Kmart, flourished into a following of over 100 million female customers. And it did not stop there. Smith introduced her own collection of bed and bath items for Kmart in 2008, which includes home furnishings, outdoor living, and also seasonal goods. The same year, Smith collaborated with famous celebrity hairstylist José Eber and partnered with Paula Young to debut a new hair fashions collection called STYLE by Jaclyn Smith. The caption on her website says, "Your past is what makes you who you are," and this celeb's solid past has contributed to her success.

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Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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