Los Angeles, March 24: Actress Sharon Stone, 56, says irrespective of what people tell you about how old you look, it is important to accept your actual age.
Stone, who will be seen in John Turturro's forthcoming film "Fading Gigolo", turned 56 on March 10.
"People can say you look 30 or you can lie and say you're 42. But in the end, you're the age you really are," Stone said in a statement.
She recalled a moment that came when she turned 40. With a magnifying mirror and a bottle of wine, she went into her bathroom and had a good cry.
"I cried and I accepted myself. It wasn't just a sad cry. It was just that shedding and accepting that I wasn't the thing I was before," she said.