Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh came to prominence in the 1990s. This is thanks to her roles in many Hong Kong action films. She later achieved her international breakthrough after starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. This was followed by another success when she starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Her performance here earned her a BAFTA nomination. In the 2000s, she starred in the films The Touch, Silver Hawk, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and Sunshine. She continued her prolific career in the 2010s. During this period, she starred in Reign of Assassins and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. This year, she stars as Philippa Georgiou in the Netflix series Star Trek: Discovery.
She may already be in her 50s, but the actress stays beautiful and fit. She credits her youthfulness to her healthy lifestyle. She says she always exercises and it’s always been a part of her everyday life. She also focuses on eating fruits and veggies. In an interview, she got candid about her eating habits. She said:
“I’ve always been one that never deprives myself of anything, especially when it comes to food. There’s one thing I do stay away from because my dad and my grandmother have diabetes. I have a sweet tooth, but I am able to cut out sugar in my coffee, for example. I won’t drink any sodas, you know, those kinds of things. But if I want to have a cheesecake or a double chocolate whammy, I will. I just don’t overindulge. I’ve always loved vegetables. My friends know whenever they invite me for a meal as long as they have tons of vegetables I’m happy.”
She also talked about her ideal breakfast: ” Cereals, bran flakes, milk, coffee. I mean, if I don’t have my cereal, if I see a muffin down the road, I will have that. And I find I eat a lot of meals a day. I can’t sit down and have a big meal. People think, “Oh, God, you eat like a bird,” but if they look at me, they’ll see I eat slowly because I really love savoring my foods.”