Weeks after former fashion editor Alexandra Shulman called her "slightly tragic" for wearing a sexy black bustier top at age 50 — an age-shaming critique that sparked outrage — supermodel Helena Christensen looks to be living her best life on the beach.
Giving bikini aficionado Elizabeth Hurley a run for her money, the Danish beauty shared a photo of her modeling a strappy purple one-piece swimsuit from her Stærk & Christensen fashion range. The sexy summery look now has fans drawing comparisons to her starring role in the steamy, black-and-white music video for Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game" — which came out 28 years ago.
"'Wicked Games' by Chris [Isaak] redo," a fan wrote of Christensen's sultry beach look, which featured an exposed back and plunging neckline. The comment was one of many citing the iconic 1991 video, which featured the supermodel romping on the beach with Isaak.
"And my gym will be enjoying my presence tomorrow for 2+ hours," read another comment.
Model Helena Christensen wears a Todd Oldham open mid-riff dress during the showing of the designer's Fall 1996 collection during fashion week in New York March 28
Helena Christensen wears a sheer print silk chiffon wrap dress with grey cotton sharkskin capri pants at the BCBG Max Azria 1998 Spring collection in New York, November 4.
Supermodel Helena Christensen wears a nude Georgette dress with hand embroidered sequins designed by Mathew Williamson during a show of his Spring Summer '99 collection in London September 28. The show is part of the London Fashion Week.
Helena Christensen models a plunge gown at a showing of the Halston Spring 1998 fashion collection in New York, November 5.
Danish model Helena Christensen poses on the catwalk at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen Saturday, Octtober 31 during a charity fashion show for the Danish Society for the Prevention of Cancer. All creations modelled were from a collection by London-based Danish haute couture designer Isabell Kristensen.
Supermodel Helena Christensen models a t-shirt designed by Topshop to be sold in aid of the Environmental Investigation Agency's 'Forests for the World' campaign April 25, 2001. Top designers including Vivienne Westwood and Clements Ribeiro have designed t-shirts which will go on sale for the charity at twenty pounds sterling each.
Model Helena Christensen wears a sheer chiffon top and skirt for designer Matthew Williamson during his Fall 2003 Collection show in New York, February 12, 2003.
Danish supermodel Helena Christensen arrives for the European premier of the
'The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' at the Odeon in
Leicester Square, central London, July 14, 2003. The film, described by
promotors as a 'live-action comedy adventure' is produced by Jerry
Bruckheimer, is directed by Gore Verbinski and also stars U.S. actor Johnny
Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. REUTERS/Matt Dunham PP03070055
Danish supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen arrives at the private
preview of her first photographic exhibition "People and Portraits" at the
Proud Central gallery in London, September 4, 2003. The event showcases 16
previously unseen celebrity portraits of the likes of British actor Orlando
Bloom, British actress Sadie Frost, British music artist Robbie Williams and
Michael Stipe of U.S. music group REM. PP03090023 REUTERS/Matt Dunham
Model Helena Christensen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, February 29, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM/MA
Danish-born supermodel Helena Christensen arrives at the Miramax 25th Anniversary Party at the Pacific Design Centre in west Hollywood February 26, 2005. REUTERS/John Schults SSM/LD
Model Helena Christensen presents a dress from the Polish designer Gosia Baczynska during a fashion show in Warsaw April 21, 2006. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz
Model Helena Christensen arrives at the UK premiere of the Bourne Ultimatum in Leicester Square in London August 15, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
Danish supermodel Helena Christensen walks the runway during a "Fashion For Relief - Haiti" benefit show during Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)
Danish supermodel and Oxfam Ambassador Helena Christensen talks to the media about climate change, in Kathmandu November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
Model Helena Christensen attends Jony And Marc's (RED) Auction at Sotheby's in New York November 23, 2013. Items were auctioned off to help fund AIDS research. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
Model Helena Christensen arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Italian designer Donatella Versace (3L) acknowledges the applause with former top models Carla Bruni (L), Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen (R) at the end of Versace Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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"My booty hasn't looked like that since my 20s and even then it didn't look LIKE THAT!!" another impressed follower wrote.
"D**n! Not bad for a 50-year-old," added a fan.
"You rock gurl! I'm 56. It liberating to just do ME! You inspire!" a commenter raved.
Christensen isn't the first over-50 star to rock the "timeless" look. The model and photographer recently captured 53-year-old pal Brooke Shields sporting a similar swimsuit.