Elizabeth Hurley thinks she's 'much too old' to wear a bikini in public

Elizabeth Hurley visits SiriusXM Studios on December 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Hurley reckons she's "much too old" to parade around in a bikini while out in public at the beach and would rather cover-up.

However, the 54-year-old, who has her own swimwear range, has no problem wearing a two-piece in private.

Speaking on the My Wardrobe Malfunction podcast alongside host Susannah Constantine, Hurley said: "Most people are fine lying down, but when they stand up they want to cover up, including me.

Read more: Elizabeth Hurley, 54, rocks sexy ninja costume with knee-high boots

"I like to cover up a lot. I certainly wouldn't walk round a public beach parading in a bikini anymore. I'm much too old. But, privately, of course."

Hurley has regularly modelled pieces from her Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection on her Instagram page, with her most recent post coming just two weeks ago.

The actor’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in her footsteps by entering into the model world, making his debut last year.

Hurley's lookalike offspring even paid homage to her famous Versace golden safety pin dress look last year when he wore a black Versace suit adorned with gold pins.

The uncanny resemblance between the mother and son was also made evident in a Christmas snap of the pair of them posted to Damian's Instagram back in December.

The pair looked remarkably similar in their black hats alongside their matching long brown locks and blue eyes.

Back in 2018, Hurley revealed her son was the photographer behind some of her Instagram snaps, prompting some criticism.

However, she responded to her detractors as she shared that the then 15-year-old Damian wasn’t the only one taking her sultry shots, and that he had a “good eye” as he was studying photography at the time.