In a rare interview, actress Patsy Kensit has spoken exclusively to HELLO! magazine about how she hopes to fall in love again.
Posing for exclusive photographs to accompany the interview, Patsy – who has been married four times – tells HELLO!: "All I will say is that I’m very happy and despite being part of an extended family, I’m doing my own thing. I’m still a hopeless romantic and believe in love."
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Patsy also tells HELLO! how she underwent a hysterectomy following a petrifying cancer scare which brought back memories of her late mother, who passed away when the actress was 23. Speaking about the operation, she explained: "I don't feel less of a woman because of the hysterectomy. I feel more feminine somehow. And I've always known from what my mum went through that without your health, you have nothing.
"When you've faced your own mortality, living life to the full is top of your list. I've never been worried about getting older and joke that I’ve been looking forward to my next decade for the past five years."
The former Emmerdale star also tells the magazine how she has finally found peace after a few years of turmoil.
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"I've been through a tough couple of years and felt as if I'd been on a treadmill for decades," she explains.
"But now that I've regained my health and self-esteem and reclaimed the power over my own life, I'm where I should be. I’m strong and fearless and feel better physically than I did at 20."
To read more of the interview with Patsy, pick up the latest issue of HELLO!