Posted: 10:57 GMT, 3 December 2020 | Updated: 2:02 PM GMT, Jan. December 2020

If time is a cruel mistress, then Kate Beckinsale has proven that the clocks really stopped, at least for her, when she showed off her age-defying body on Wednesday

On Instagram, the 47-year-old actress appeared to be in a wistful mood when she shared a video that was filmed exactly 12 months ago in front of an unidentified Los Angeles house

In a distinctive maroon bikini under a white see-through robe, Kate’s undeniably toned body can be seen as she descends a series of steps in front of the property

Breathtaking: Time may be a cruel mistress, but Kate Beckinsale has proven the clocks clearly stopped when she showed off her age-defying body on Wednesday

Her otherwise dramatic descent, however, is undermined when she suppresses a laugh as she walks off camera – the result of her unhappy cameraman falling into a cactus

The actress recorded the short video and made fun of her attempt to walk the remarkably steep steps in a pair of awkward strappy heels

She wrote, “This is a good example of what my mother would call ‘walking’ like tucked in the tucks, and also of a little gay man falling silently from the camera into a cactus

‘And also at this exact time last year before Covid Damn hell you all hang hard’

Old days: On Instagram, the 47-year-old actress appeared to be in a wistful mood when she shared a video that was shot exactly 12 months ago

Context: In an accompanying caption, Kate revealed that the video was a throwback to “last year before Covid”

Looks Great: In a distinctive maroon bikini under a white see-through robe, Kate’s undeniably toned body can be seen as she descends a series of steps in front of the property

Finishing touches |: Kate rounded off her look with heavily tinted sunglasses and a pair of strappy sandals

Somewhat inevitably, the video was well received by her ardent fan base, with many commenting on Kate’s flawless looks

One wrote: ‘There is no one in the world who knows these paragraphs. You are an icon! ‘

While a second added, ‘Thanks for that clip it made my 2 most insomniacs worthwhile’

Funny: Kate’s otherwise dramatic decline is undermined when she suppresses a laugh as she walks off camera – the result of her unhappy cameraman falling into a cactus

Popular: The video was inevitably well received by her avid fan base, with many commenting on Kate’s impeccable looks

The actress shares 21-year-old daughter Lily with ex-Michael Sheen, with whom she separated in 2002 after seven years together.She later married the American film director Len Wiseman, who however divorced after 11 years in 2019

Kate has since enjoyed a number of high profile romances with younger men, most notably a short-lived relationship with comedian Pete Davidson, 27

Her last known relationship with singer Goody Grace, who is 24 years her junior at age 23, reportedly ended in October

Make Away: The actress caught attention walking down the steep stairs

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