'I never guessed I'd be happy turning 60': Sharon Stone admits making it to milestone age is her 'greatest achievement' after suffering terrifying stroke aged 43

Sharon Stone has admitted she's never been happier after turning 60 over the weekend.

The Basic Instinct star has told The Mirror that she feared she wouldn't make it to the age of 50 after suffering a terrifying stroke in 2001 at 43.

With a rumoured new engagement Italian toyboy Angelo Boffa, 43, and a movie reunion with director Martin Scorsese in the pipeline, the actress has gushed she's at her most content.

Youthful: Sharon Stone has admitted she's never been happier after turning 60 over the weekend, admitting she feared she wouldn't make it to 50 after suffering a stroke in 2001

Youthful: Sharon Stone has admitted she's never been happier after turning 60 over the weekend, admitting she feared she wouldn't make it to 50 after suffering a stroke in 2001

'I never guessed I'd be happy turning 60. Let's be real, it's old. But it's the greatest achievement for me because there was a time I was sure if I'd make 50,' Sharon tells The Mirror.

In 2001 Sharon suffered a stroke and a nine-day brain haemorrhage, with doctors giving her a five per cent chance of surviving.

The Total Recall  lost almost all function in her left side - meaning it took years for her to learn basic skills such as reading, writing and speaking again. 

Sexy at 60: With a rumoured new engagement  Angelo Boffa, 43, and a movie reunion with director Scorsese in the pipeline, the actress has gushed she's at her most content

Sexy at 60: With a rumoured new engagement Angelo Boffa, 43, and a movie reunion with director Scorsese in the pipeline, the actress has gushed she's at her most content

Splash out like Sharon on an embellished bikini by Camilla

How incredible does Sharon Stone look please?

The Basic Instinct actress was pictured on the beach wearing a multicolored bikini with a pair of striped trousers and some circle sunnies. Her triangle two-piece is by Camilla, whose vibrant pieces have found famous fans in Kate Hudson, Coleen Rooney, Nicole Scherzinger and Ellie Goulding.

We love the intricate bead embellishment on this bikini, plus it's actually reversible with a purple tartan print on the other side. Talk about getting two for the price of one!

Sunny days might be a distant memory now but we bet you've already started thinking about your next beach holiday. It's never too early to start planning ahead! Unfortunately this exact style has now sold out, but click (right) to buy something similar by the brand.

Or send temperatures soaring like Sharon in one of the bikinis we've got lined up for you in the edit below.

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Sizzling: Sharon marked her 60th birthday with a trip to Miami with her Italian entrepreneur Angelo beau, where she was seen showing off a new diamond ring

Sizzling: Sharon marked her 60th birthday with a trip to Miami with her Italian entrepreneur Angelo beau, where she was seen showing off a new diamond ring

'It was like my senses were shutting down. I couldn't write my name for three years. I was lucky to be alive but the odds of my body restoring itself to full health were very small,' she recalls.

The Hollywood star tried to hide her health problems, only opening up about the severity of her illness earlier this year. 

'I never wanted the world – specifically the industry – to know how serious it was. I would have become un-hireable. So I hid it the best I could,' she says.

Still got it: The actress credits pilates and cross training for keeping herself in shape
Bikini ready: Stone wore a colorful string two-piece

Still got it: The actress credits pilates and cross training for keeping herself in shape

Sharon marked her 60th birthday with a trip to Miami with her Italian entrepreneur beau, where she was pictured showing off a diamond ring on her wedding finger.

The Total Recall actress was previously married to TV producer Michael Greenburg and newspaper executive Phil Bronstein.

The Mosaic star is parent to three adopted sons, Roan, 17, Laird, 12, and 11-year-old Quinn. 

In 2012, Stone was romantically involved with Argentinean model Martin Mica, but they split a year later. 

Birthday fun! Sharon shared a sweet Instagram on her March 10 birthday, gushing that her sons had arranged a huge bunch of colourful balloons to be delivered

Birthday fun! Sharon shared a sweet Instagram on her March 10 birthday, gushing that her sons had arranged a huge bunch of colourful balloons to be delivered

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Sharon Stone admits making it to 60 is her 'greatest achievement'

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