Miriam Margolyes, 82, poses NAKED as British Vogue’s most unlikely cover star – despite admitting she ‘hates her ‘droopy t*ts and belly’ – and reveals she’s set to undergo heart surgery
Miriam Margolyes stunned as one of British Vogue’s most unlikely cover stars, posing for an eye-popping naked shoot for the magazine’s annual Pride issue.
The veteran actress, 82, left little to the imagination in the jaw-dropping snap, with just a selection of iced buns to preserve her modesty.
And despite the confident images, Miriam admitted she’s struggled to accept her shape, saying: ‘I like my face. I think my face is kind and warm and open and smiley.
‘But I hate my body. I hate big t*ts [and I have] a drooping belly, little twisted legs. I’m not thrilled with that. But you just make the best of it. You have to. You do the best you can.’
She also revealed that in the midst of her other work commitments, she will be undergoing heart surgery to have a stent fitted.
Wow! Miriam Margolyes stunned as one of British Vogue’s most unlikely cover stars, posing for a naked shoot while reflecting on her own body image
Despite the operation, she insisted she’s ‘not terrified,’ adding: ‘When you’re young, you never think about death. You just think about your next f**k basically. I think about death a lot.’
‘Oh, every day, for sure. Every morning when I get up I think, ‘Hmmm, another day,’ which maybe I wasn’t expecting.’
Miriam also reflected on the moment she came out as gay to her parents, admitting it ‘hurt them,’ and her mother made her swear on the Torah that she would never have sex with another woman again.
The outspoken actress came out back in 1966, when homesexuality was still illegal, but despite this the star never felt any shame about being attracted to women.
She said: ‘I never had any shame about being gay or anything really. I knew it wasn’t criminal because it was me. I couldn’t be criminal.’
As well as interviewing for the publication, Miriam joined a slew of LGBTQ+ stars including Ncuti Gatwa, Janelle Monae and Bella Ramsey posing for Vogue’s July Issue, which focuses on Pride And Joy.
Alongside her fun cake-themed snap, Miriam alsodonned a striking blue wrap over a black dress, a pearl necklace and a black sheer headpiece for her cover image.
It comes after Miriam revealed last month that she was rushed to A&E following a health scare over the weekend.
Open: The comedian admitted she ‘hates her droopy t*ts and belly’ as she revealed she’ll be undergoing heart surgery to have a stent fitted
Worrying: It comes after Miriam revealed last month that she was rushed to A&E following a health scare over the weekend
The comedian, who played Professor Sprout in the fantasy franchise, shared a Facebook photo of herself taken in her hospital bed as she informed fans about her condition.
The July issue of British Vogue is available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 20 June
She wrote: ‘Thanks to my precious friends who thought of me on Tavi Day. I did survive and I am still in The Royal Brompton Hospital certainly till Sunday.
‘I am growing energy but it’s still not quite me. I am putting this so you know how grateful I am for lovely messages.
‘Slowly I’ll get back to The Chase and then Italy, Oz filming in WA and return for 22 city books tour on Sept 7. Loving hugs. MM’.
Miriam had been hoping to be sent home on Sunday but sadly took to Facebook again with another health update.
She wrote: ‘I spoke too soon. Can’t come home yet. I have a chest infection. Probably tomorrow but at least I’m resting. Love to all. Thank you for your lovely messages.’
Along with her role in Harry Potter, Miriam is also known for starring in The Age of Innocence and the TV series Call The Midwife and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
She is married to Australian historian Heather Sutherland, who keeps out of the public eye.
The July issue of British Vogue is available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 20 June.
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