Elizabeth Hurley marks 55th birthday with age-defying bubble bath photo

Elizabeth Hurley marked her 55th birthday by posing naked in a bubble bath, as you do.

The model enjoyed her lockdown birthday yesterday by treating herself to a relaxing bubble bath and her fans to a picture of the moment.

Elizabeth Hurley celebrated her 55th Birthday yesterday. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Hurley celebrated her 55th Birthday yesterday. (Getty Images)

Sharing the image of her unwinding in the tub, hair tied up in a messy bun and arms up in the air in celebratory gesture, the Gossip Girl star acknowledged her special day in the accompanying caption.

“Happy Birthday to me,” she wrote. “This is the fifth birthday we’ve celebrated during lockdown amongst my little group - including my mother’s 80th and my son’s 18th.

“Grateful to be happy & healthy and to have the best family & friends. Here’s hoping real life starts again one day,” she added.

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After sharing the image, the actor’s followers were quick to wish her a happy birthday in the comments, with many sharing their surprise at her age.

One wrote: “Happy birthday to you! 55 has NEVER looked this good before!!”

“Have a very happy 39th!! (Though you can still pass for 36...),” another user joked.

The star’s teenage son, Damian, also shared a birthday message for his son on his own Instagram platform.

Sharing an image of the mother/son duo holding hands as she gets out of a car surrounded by paparazzi, he wrote: “Happy birthday to my twin!! My partner in crime forever. I love you mama xxxxxx”

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Last month Hurley stunned fans by posing in a Versace dress she first wore 21 years ago.

The model shared the image of her wearing the shiny, pink mini dress while lounging on her bed during the coronavirus lockdown.

A scroll of previous pap pictures suggests Hurley previously wore the shimmering Versace dress in 1999 at the American Fashion Awards in New York, when she was dating actor Hugh Grant.

As she hinted in her birthday message, Hurley seems to be yearning for life pre-lockdown.

She has been isolating in the UK with her son Damian, but clearly longing for coronavirus-free times she posted a throwback snap of her posing in a teal coloured bikini in the Maldives.

Sharing the picture for her 1.6million followers alongside the caption: “No- I’m not in the Maldives, I’m weeding my rose beds in Blighty, but this was me in Feb (seems like a lifetime ago)”

The model has been spending lockdown with her son, Damian. (Getty Images)
The model has been spending lockdown with her son, Damian. (Getty Images)

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Back in March, the model revealed she had been too busy caring for loved ones in coronavirus lockdown to spend time on herself.

Hurley admitted to finally washed her hair and put on make-up after eleven days looking after seven family and friends at her home - some of whom are vulnerable.

The self-care confession came as it was revealed Hurley has been instructing TV presenter Eamonn Holmes, 60, to ease his back pain by doing squats as he brushes his teeth.