Helen Hunt's Style Is Really, Really Relaxed: Pals 'Beg Me to Put On Something Other than Sweatpants'

Whenever Helen Hunt steps out on the red carpet, we’re drawn to her relaxed glamour. At 51, she has skin more radiant than women half her age. And when we caught a glimpse of her surfing skills in the movie Ride (which hits theaters and VOD Friday) – well, we weren’t quite ready to (wet)suit up ourselves, but we sure did want to pick up some of her surfer-girl beauty tips.

30 Reasons Girls Just Want to Have Fun Is Still Great, 30 Years Later

Hard to believe, but on April 12, 1985, the teen flick Girls Just Want to Have Fun first hit theaters. Skip past the part where this 30th anniversary makes you feel old, and instead reflect on the fact that this film holds up remarkably well today.

In fact, it’s streaming on Netflix as of the publication of this article. But until you get the opportunity to revisit this Sarah Jessica Parker classic, let us remind you why Girls Just Want to Have Fun has grown in popularity long after its theatrical run.

Helen Hunt Wows in Bathing Suit at 50

Helen Hunt made a splash at the beach – and the water had nothing to do with it!

On Monday, the Oscar-winning actress, 50, was photographed wearing a flattering black one-piece swimsuit at Venice Beach in L.A., while shooting scenes for her new surfer movie Ride, which she not only wrote but is also directing and producing.

In the film, Hunt plays a magazine editor who discovers her son has dropped out of college to become a surfer. Her character follows the boy to California, where she meets a surf instructor played by Luke Wilson.

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Helen Hunt Directs Commercial Airing During Oscars

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt returns to the Oscars on Sunday – but not this time as a nominee.

Hunt directed a commercial for Frito-Lay’s TrueNorth brand, which held a contest eliciting stories from people around the world who have discovered their own “true north” or passion in life.

The actress was drawn to the gig after completing her own passion project, last year’s film Then She Found Me, in which she starred, wrote and directed.

Helen Hunt and family at Brentwood Country Mart

Actress Helen Hunt, 44, her longtime partner Mathew Carnahan, and their daughter, Makena’lei, 3, were spotted at Brentwood CountryMart on Monday.

Helen Hunt "meant to be a mother"

Splashnews_vt190407a_01_cbb_2Helen Hunt has said she’s become extremely strict in regards to work since she became a mom to Makena’Lei Gordon, now 3.

Helen Hunt out with Makena'lei

4998448517p Actress Helen Hunt, 43, her longtime boyfriend, writer/producer Matthew Carnahan, 46, (Dirt) and their daughter Makena’lei Gordon, who turns 3 on May 13th, were spotted out shopping at Lucky Kid boutique on Montana Ave on Thursday.

Actress Helen Hunt Has a Baby Girl

Helen Hunt has something new to be madly in love with: a baby girl named Makena, PEOPLE has learned.

The former Mad About You star and Oscar winner (for 1997’s A Good As It Gets) and writer-producer Matthew Carnahan (FOX’s now-defunct Fastlane) welcomed Makena lei Gordon Carnahan on May 13 in Los Angeles.

The baby, weighing just under 6 lbs., arrived three weeks early. “Both Helen and the baby are great, perfectly healthy,” a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE.

NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Spills into Kitchen

REGISTERED: Tori Spelling, 30, and actor Charlie Shanian, due to be married on July 4, are registered at the cooking store Williams Sonoma, reports the New York Post, adding that it had no idea the once-virginal Donna Martin of “Beverly Hills, 90210” was so domestic. Among the items sought by the couple in their registry (despite the fact that Spelling’s dad, kazillionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling, could probably afford to buy the entire store chain): mixing bowls and muffin and cake pans.