Patti Davis, 58, Poses Nude (Again), Looks Awesome [NSFW]

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The daughter of Ronald Reagan isn't new to stripping off her clothes for a photo shoot. She made history when she posed for Playboy when she was 42 years old — and sixteen years later, has done it again.

In this month's issue of More magazine, Davis details the love she has for her body at her current age:

I recently turned 58. My kickboxing teacher, who has known me for almost 20 years, recently commented, sort of in passing, that my body is in better shape now than when I posed for Playboy. I heard him, but I was concentrating on my spin kicks, so I put it on the back burner of my mind. That night, I stood in front of the mirror and thought, He's right. My muscles are leaner, longer, more defined now, and I felt again a sense of victory over the years of abuse I'd subjected myself to, and also over the huge amount of time I'd wasted on addiction. With every workout, I feel as if I'm winning back lost time.

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She speaks of her youth, and the non-essential role fitness played in her life then:

I was 15 when I discovered both pharmaceutical amphetamines and tiny white tablets of speed, concocted in home labs or garages and sold on the street. The sound of pills rattling in a bottle was a lullaby to the pain in my soul. Over the years, I went on from speed to coke, and by the time I was in my twenties, I was in trouble. My body was wasted, my muscles thin and barely visible. I did finally quit, late in my twenties, grabbing onto some rope in my heart that I hadn't even known was there. A stubborn determination took over, a buried part of me that wanted to survive. I resolved to work my way back to health.

I've learned to stand in front of the mirror and look at the strength reflected there-the hours of training, the miles of running, the years of distance between the strong woman I am now and the wasted girl I once was.

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As for plastic surgery — she does admit that she's has some work done above the neck, but that's it.

Patti Davis: My Body, Then and Now [More Magazine]
This Is What A Nude 58-Year-Old Woman Looks Like [Crushable]

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bluesbelle
bluesbelle

She writes very well and describes feelings I've felt too. The self medicating for pain, wasted youth, finally pulling yourself out and actually living instead of just surviving...

I'm 41 now and in bettter shape than I was at any time during my twenties. It's a source of pride for me, not because of the way I look nekkid, but because I actually use my body to do things, run, hike, play soccer, row a boat. I feel strong and capable. In my chain smoking twenties I couldn't make it up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing.