Please don't ask Linda Grey her beauty secrets.
"That question catches me off guard," she says. "I did Piers Morgan the other night with Larry and Patrick. Piers was talking to Larry and then turned to me and said, 'What are your beauty secrets?'"
Anyone watching the premiere of the new "Dallas" tonight on TNT - and who won't be watching - will have the same question running through their minds.
Grey has proved that age and beauty are a perfect combination.
"It has nothing to do with the knife," she says of how she looks so great. "All these procedures out there? That's scary stuff to me!"
LINDA GREY BEAUTY SECRETS
"I have the world's most boring beauty secrets," says the small screen legend. "First, I credit genetics. My Mom and Dad always had such good....
You expect her to say skin, but she surprises you.
"What made both my mom and dad beautiful is that they had such good energy," she insists. "They had good integrity about life. They weren't about all the surface stuff. We were just such down to earth people that we didn't think about stuff like beauty secrets."
Of course, a career in Hollywood will make you think about it ...at least once in awhile.
"I'm a vegetarian and I drink a lot of water," she says of her daily routine. "I also drink all the good greens that a lot of people don't drink, but should try at least once time."
She says that she has certain rules about beauty. "I will never go to bed with makeup on," Grey insists. "Otherwise, I believe in the basics and everyone knows these tips, but doesn't always do them."
"I make sure to practice great skincare, but I don't buy anything that costs $350 a jar," she promises. "It's about consistency. You just have to be cleansing and moisturizing on a daily basis."
GREY ON AGING
Now in her 70s, Grey says that her best beauty secret is found at Southfork Ranch.
"I'm working," she says. "That's so much fun at my age to be working in an industry that throws women away at 40. I'm blessed and honored to be back at work.
"Work at this age is like being plugged into a giant battery charger," she says.
Her only complaint about aging is "this little thing with my eye."
"I don't wear glasses. I never wore even reading glasses and then last year a weird thing happened to my retina. I thought, 'Holy crap!'" she says. "I communicate with my eyes. I love the camera and I can communicate with a look."
"I guess I took my eyes for granted," she laments. "I didn't focus on the joy I've experienced from having nice eyes that look pretty with makeup on.
"I have my mom's eyes," she says. "Thank you, God."
She says her retina issues cleared up.
"The most important thing at this age and any age is to be grateful for things that work properly," she says.
"That's the real blessing in life."
AGING SUPER GRACEFULLY
Grey gets upset when women complain about aging.
"I hear a lot of women say they feel old and their skin isn't the same. Blah, blah, blah," she says.
"Women have forgotten how beautiful they are. They were born beautiful. I see the beauty at every age," she says.
"Don't look in the magazines and compare yourself to other people. Don't say, 'I'm not as beautiful as so-and-so," Grey says. "So what if your body isn't as perfect anymore.
"We have to embrace who we are right in this moment," she says. "Male. Female. We're all here on this planet living together. The joy is we're here.
"We're only here a little bit of time," she says in a wistful voice.
"I can't believe I'm this age," she says. "I'm going to celebrate my years.
"Most of all, I refuse to have a blasé attitude that trips most of us up as we age. Don't say, 'I'll do it tomorrow.' Do it today and hang out with life."