In a backhanded compliment Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone says women can relate to Oscar-winning actress, Meryl Streep, because she looks so ordinary.

“I think that’s why Meryl Streep is working so much, because she looks like a woman we can all relate to,” Sharon tells the UK’s Tatler magazine [via The Daily Telegraph].

“I look at her and I think, ‘I’m chasing my kids, I’ve moved my parents in with me, I’m coping with food spills – that looks like me in real life’.

“Meryl looks like an unmade bed, and that’s what I look like. To me, that looks true.”

Meryl, 60, who’s latest movie It’s Complicated is in theaters, is tipped to pick up her 14th Academy Award nomination for Julie & Julia.

Meanwhile, Sharon, 51, credits her age-defying looks to exercise and good genes. She is currently the face of Dior’s anti-ageing skincare range.

“I have had zero, nothing done to myself: no lifting, no Botox, no injectables,” she says.

“I did try something once and I saw myself in a movie and didn’t like the way I looked. I thought I looked like I had a giant balloon head, and I felt it wasn’t for me.

“I think everyone [in L.A] looks like everyone else. It’s goldfish number one, two and three, and I didn’t want to be goldfish number four. I’m not saying I might not do a little something later on but it’s just not me now.”

Instead, she prefers to maintain her looks “the old-fashioned way — to go to the gym and take care of your internal life. It might take more effort but you get something nicer to give back to the world.”

She adds, “I’m not one of those ladies who won’t say their age. I’m very grateful for it. We get different faces as we go through our lives. If you try to hang on to the face you had when you were younger, you end up desperate. I’m happy with the way I am now, with this 51-year-old person.”

The actress, who recently showed off her figure posing topless for Paris Match magazine, says, “I have to watch not getting too skinny. I’m a mover. I’m not one of those people who can survive on salad. I love a big steak dinner and I’m obsessed with finding the perfect hamburger.”

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