Jane Seymour: Photographers said I had ‘bulgy eyes’ so I tried to fix it

Jane Seymour: 'The doctor told me it's actually a muscle, so there's nothing I can do about it'
Jane Seymour: 'The doctor told me it's actually a muscle, so there's nothing I can do about it' - AP/Frank Wiese

Jane Seymour has said she once attempted to get an under-eye procedure because “photographers kept saying that I had bulgy eyes”.

The British actress, 73, said nothing could be done about the issue because it was down to a muscle.

She told People magazine: “To set the record straight – because people were getting it wrong – they attempted to do something to my under-eyes when I was 40 because photographers kept saying that I had bulgy eyes.

“The doctor told me it’s actually a muscle, so there’s nothing I can do about it.”

The actress, best known for roles in James Bond film Live and Let Die and TV series Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman, joked she has had “quite a good career considering the bulgy eye”, adding she never wants to “do anything permanent”.

She added: “I’ve been playing a lot of amazing roles, recently two women with Alzheimer’s with very emotional scenes, and if you’re going to be that emotional, you need every muscle in your face.

“So I have nothing against people doing anything they want to do, but for me personally, it is not helping me in my craft, unless I’m playing somebody who’s had Botox, in which case, I would be all over it.”

Seymour said she has a different secret to maintaining a youthful appearance and that “the best facelift is a smile”.

She also said she approaches exercise “very carefully” so she doesn’t hurt her back or legs, and that she has to incorporate weights into whatever she does because bone loss is what she needs to be careful of.

Seymour added that her approach to her health changed after she had a near-death experience on a set in Spain in 1988, when she “nearly died”. Seymour came down with bronchitis while filming and a nurse injected an antibiotic into her vein rather than a muscle.