Actress Jane Seymour has stripped down to a bikini for a racy photoshoot at the age of 62.

The former Bond girl peeled off and posed in a skimpy turquoise two-piece swimsuit on the beach outside her home in Malibu, California for a series of shots taken by her photographer son Sean Flynn.

Seymour was given the bikini by her designer friend Cheri Ingle as a 'joke' for her 62nd birthday, and she decided on a whim to wear it for an impromptu sunset photoshoot.

The Live and Let Die star tells British magazine Hello!, "(When Cheri gave me her gift) I said, 'You must be joking! The last time I wore a bikini I was 20, so I thought this was a big joke... In the spirit of that joke, we just said, 'Okay, let's go down to the beach'. It was no hair, no make-up, no retouching. Just a gift from a son to a mother and a girlfriend to her friend."

When Seymour first saw the images, she was amazed at her toned physique, adding, "Oh, my gosh, the Pilates and Gyrotonics have paid off!... I'm not crazy about (working out). I do eat, drink and be merry. But I pay some attention to my health too."