Angela Bassett, 56, Gives Young Stars a Run for Their Money in a Crop Top: Just Check Out Those Abs

Angela Bassett at the Premiere Of Lifetime's "Whitney" on Jan. 6, 2015

Aging like fine wine!

Angela Bassett tossed all the cliche fashion rules out the window when she hit the red carpet premiere of Lifetime’s Whitney on Tuesday, Jan. 6, in Beverly Hills. The actress-turned-director clearly works hard on her physique and isn’t shy about showing it off.

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At first glance, the 56-year-old looked quite conservative in a subdued pantsuit, but of course there was more to the story. Underneath the blazer was a sexy v-neck crop top, which bared the American Horror Story star’s toned tummy and lots of cleavage. Bassett rounded out her outfit with a pair of sky-high snake-print pumps.

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The Emmy nominated actress gave up her secrets to preparing for a red carpet event with Violet Grey. “My first question is always ‘Is my team available?'” she said, “I wish I could do all of this, but everyone has their gifts.”

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Angela Bassett and Yaya DaCosta
Angela Bassett and Yaya DaCosta attend the world premiere of Lifetime’s “Whitney” at The Paley Center for Media on January 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Vincent Sandoval/

No miracle pill here, Bassett sticks to a strick diet. “I try to watch my diet so I can fit into whatever I am wearing,” she said. “Cut the sugar, the alcohol, and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.”

Yaya DaCosta, who stars at Whitney Houston, looked just as hot in a white satin ensemble that revealed her midsection.

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