Date of birth: March 25, 1962 (Age: 54 years)
Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Weight: 132 pounds (60 kg)
Marcia Cross body measurements:
Chest: 34″ (87 cm)
Waist: 24″ (59 cm)
Hips: 34″ (87 cm)
Bra size: 34C
Shoe size: 8 (US)/38 (EU)
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue
At her 50+ American actress Marcia Cross who played Bree Van De Kamp in the TV series Desperate Housewives, is in great shape and feels perfect. Even without makeup and sportswear Marcia looks great. Good health and unfading beauty of this gorgeous actress is the result of her great efforts.
Marcia Cross starred as perfect housewife Bree Van De Kamp whose house was always in perfect order and Bree herself was a role model. Surprisingly, Marcia Cross seems to be the complete opposition of her on-screen character. The actress admits that she is not able to run the house and spend hours standing at the stove. But there is one thing where Marcia Cross appeals to her screen heroine – they both pay much attention to a healthy diet. The actress follows her own rules and serves her table with the most natural and healthy products.
Marcia’s fans have always been fascinated by her great shape and wonder how young she looks at her not young age. Interestingly, but for the first time Cross began to think about food not for the sake of health, but because of the duty.
In 1992 she was invited to play the madman Dr. Kimberly Shaw on the series Melrose Place.
Once on the set, the 30-year-old actress has found that on the background of her slender partners she looked plump, so it was necessary to lose weight to fit harmoniously into the cast. So Marcia began to limit herself in food while learning the science of healthy eating. The actress said that she got used to all her limitations, because she is paid for not eating.
After that, Marcia continued keeping an eye on her figure for the role of Bree Van De Kamp in Desperate Housewives. Anyone who watched the show knows that the heroine played by Marcia Cross is very stately, graceful and glamorous housewife. Bree wears décolleté dresses and skirts that emphasize the beautiful slender legs. She appears in explicit scenes in chic red lingerie delighting fans with sport and sexy figure. Looking at the magnificent Bree Van De Kamp one can’t even suspect that at the time of the shooting she already turned 40.
Paparazzi love suddenly catch famous actresses and models without make-up (for example, when a star runs out in the morning for 5 minutes to the nearest supermarket) and show the world how “beauty” actually looks like. Not all stars can boast of the ideal appearance, so some of them leave home only in full dress, and other “enjoy” heated discussions about their own person, often very unpleasant.
But the American actress Marcia Cross have nothing to fear. She walks quietly through the streets of Los Angeles without any make-up and does not try to hide from the paparazzi insatiable lenses. Marcia looks good every day, not just during the awards ceremony or with a layer of makeup playing the role of homemaker Bree Van De Kamp. Red thick hair, porcelain skin, a happy gleam in her eyes and a wonderful smile – the natural beauty of the actress is as attractive as her Hollywood image.
What helps a film star to be always on top?
First of all, a complete rejection of fast food. It is useless calories, fat and harmful additives. It’s bad both for figure and health. The actress prefers environmentally friendly products.
From a young age Marcia imparts useful skills to her kids. Her 9-year-old twins Eden and Savannah eat exclusively natural products. Girls even didn’t know even about the existence of cookies.
Marcia hopes to maximize impact on the taste habits of her daughters until they are small and do not have time to know the temptations of fast food and food abundance. Film star is confident that good nutrition in childhood is a pledge of good health for life. And her twins grow strong and cheerful, despite the fact that they were born when their mom was 45!
Even having given a birth to her kids in such age Marcia maintained slender figure and didn’t lose her charm. She still looks great!
Marcia Cross is confident that a healthy diet is one of the most important factors for the prevention of cancer. Cancer is now spreading rapidly. Among her family and friends some people got this terrible diagnosis. So, the actress decided to fight for health and take some preventative measures before this horrifying diagnosis reaches someone else.
According to Cross, natural food without chemical additives is necessary for all people who do not want to face a serious illness. Now, star actively uses the knowledge acquired herself and promotes them among the general public.
Marcia Cross has repeatedly admitted in interviews that it’s extremely hard for her to keep any food limits.
Therefore, she is not a particular fan of diets. But sometimes playing the role of Bree Van De Kamp Marcia had to make an effort and not just for the sake of an ideal figure, but also for the well-being.
For many years she struggled with severe migraine attack. Now, headaches practically do not disturb the star. As Marcia says, the exclusion from the diet of red wine and chocolate bars helped her to keep head under control. Such restrictions are followed by regular yoga classes and long walks.
To maintain harmony Marcia Cross has her own secrets.
For example, instead of dessert the actress eats a fruit puree for children. Nutritionists believe that this is the perfect solution for women who want to lose weight. If she needs lose weight very quickly the star arranges fasting days on juices.
During pregnancy, Marcia Cross gained nearly 30 extra kilos.
When the twins were born (in 2007), she was shooting in the 3 season of Desperate Housewives. The actress had as quickly as possible get back to her shape. And Marcia coped with the task: in just two months she got rid of the 30-kilogram luggage!
How could she do it?
Firstly, the star performed a special set of exercises at home and attended fitness club in Los Angeles for cardio and strength training.
Secondly, she actively practiced a healthy diet: Marcia completely excluded cakes, candies and other sweets. She formed her menu based on proteins, fruits and vegetables. The result came as a surprise even to Marcia.
Sometimes Marcia allows herself small pleasures, such as eating a delicious cake or a slice of pizza. The actress has a credo – all can be achieved if making efforts.