Dune's suede courts could definitely pass for designer!The critically acclaimed actress Anna Friel, a 36-year-old mother with the slender frame and glowing complexion of a genetically blessed teenager, last week revealed the rather extreme measures she takes to preserve her youthful looks.First, there is the “master cleanse”, which involves replacing solid food with numerous cups of a mixture of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water.
And before big events, she has a facial with a rejuvenating Cryoderm machine, whereby the skin is heated up, only for the temperature to be dropped to freezing again.
She “felt sick” recently when she discovered a couple of grey hairs.
While Ms Friel certainly looks good for her age – or any age – it seems like an awful lot of high anxiety, expense and hard work on top of an already busy career.
She might be revealing all for her role in new crime drama Marcella, but we prefer Anna Friel fully clothed. The actress is pictured here at the BFI Luminous Gala dinner in London late last year, wearing a quirky tailored look with these instantly recognisable shoes.
They're by Nicholas Kirkwood and we're head over heels in love with the glitter and mesh wave design. Having created shoes for models to walk the runway at the likes of Ghost, Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Rodarte, British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood also counts Cate Blanchett, Cara Delevingne and Claudia Schiffer as some of his well-heeled clients.
So you'll be keeping good company if you click (right) to buy a similar version of Anna's sharply pointed shoes at Net-a-Porter!Or take a look at the best of the rest in our edit below.The normally brunette actress - who stripped off for her role in The Look Of Love - revealed she had no issue showing her topless body on screen as she explained that her nipples were originally meant to be ‘erased’ in one scene.The talent actress - who has also starred in Pushing Daises, Limitless and Emmerdale – plays Marcella, who is persuaded to return to work when the police believe a serial killer who she failed to catch 10 years ago has returned.At the time, she said: ‘I'm thrilled to be working on Hans Rosenfeldt's first English drama.Scandinavian storytelling is hugely inspiring but we Brits usually have to settle for doing a remake, so to be working with Hans on an original piece for ITV is a true privelege.