Brooke Shields, 56, looks sensational in a red swimsuit

Brooke Shields wowed her followers on Thursday when she shared a video of herself to Instagram in a strapless one-piece cherry red swimsuit.

The 56-year-old Vogue model looked sensational with lean arms and toned legs as she was seen getting out of a mini swimming pool.

It has been almost one year since she was laid up after a gym accident causes her to break her femur.

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Miss slim: Brooke Shields wowed her followers on Thursday when she shared a video of herself to Instagram in a strapless one-piece cherry red swimsuit

Gym lover: The 56-year-old Vogue model looked sensational with lean arms and toned legs as she was seen getting out of a mini swimming pool

The beauty was seen sitting in the water then slowly climbing out as she made the most of the swimwear.

Two weeks ago Shields said she didn’t take painkillers after her horror fall earlier this year.

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The actress broke her femur after she fell off a balance board whilst at a gym in New York in January, which required multiple surgeries to fix and eventually developed into a staph infection that left her in ‘excruciating pain’.

But through it all, Brooke refused to take anything stronger than over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol, because she was worried she would develop a reliance on opioids.

A strong woman: It has been almost one year since she was laid up after a NYC gym accident causes her to break her femur

She said: ‘I didn’t want to leave the hospital with no pain, get home, and think I was dying, because the pain was excruciating. I was like,

‘I’d rather have excruciating pain in the hospital.’ ‘

Brooke also wanted to make sure she was able to identify the differences between the pain from her original injury and anything new that could come up throughout her recovery process.

She added: ‘[I wanted to] get used to it and understand what’s pain and what’s further injury, because what happens is when you start to feel pain, you think you’re injured again, but you might not be as injured.

Getting out: The beauty was seen sitting in the water then slowly climbing out as she made the most of the swimwear

The look: She had her hair up in a top knot and wore a silver watch

One step at a time: The beauty is back to good health now after months of physical therapy

You just might be sore or in pain. ‘I wanted to really understand what kind of pain it was, because when you leave, and you go home, and you feel pain, you get really scared.

And I wanted to at least go, ‘Oh, I felt that pain before. Okay.’ You don’t feel sort of like a victim to it.’

The ‘Endless Love’ star did find it difficult to convince hospital staff that she didn’t need painkillers though.

Speaking at the Marie Claire Power Trip: Off the Grid event, she said: ‘I said, ‘What’s the over-the-counter thing that I can take at the highest dose where it’s safe? And I won’t leave with a prescription.’ And everybody wants to give you Oxy.’

In the tub: The Calvin Klein model made a face when in the water as she smiled as well

Pain: Two weeks ago Shields said she didn’t take painkillers after her horror fall earlier this year

This summer Shields said she wasn’t ‘personally scathed’ by playing a child prostitute on screen aged 11, because she choose not to be ‘victimized’.

The looker landed her breakthrough lead role as Violet in ‘Pretty Baby’ in the hit big-screen flick in 1978, and she believes the sexualization of young people isn’t going away and she refuses to be made out to ‘be a victim’.

In a candid interview with The Guardian newspaper, Brooke said: ‘I think it’s been done since the dawn of time, and I think it’s going to keep going on.

The back story: The actress broke her femur after she fell off a balance board whilst at a gym in New York in January, which required multiple surgeries to fix and eventually developed into a staph infection that left her in ‘excruciating pain’. But through it all, Brooke refused to take anything stronger than over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol, because she was worried she would develop a reliance on opioids

‘There’s something incredibly seductive about youth … I think it just has different forms and it’s how you survive it, and whether you choose to be victimised by it. It’s not in my nature to be a victim.’

The ‘After Sex’ star, who lost her virginity when she was in her early twenties, insisted she grew up in a ‘sequestered’ household, and though prostitution was rife in New York, it was all make-believe in her head as a result of her naivety.

Reiterating that she ‘didn’t suffer’ from the controversial role, she added: ‘It takes five minutes to see – on the old 42nd Street – what prostitution was.

‘And also I was very sequestered from all of it in my real life.

‘I was a virgin till I was 22, so it was all pretend in my mind. I was an actress. I didn’t suffer privately about it.

A big family: Seen with her husband of 20 years Chris Henchy and their two daughters Rowan and Grier

‘I guess you’d have to have an actress who was older, playing younger.

‘I’m not quite sure what the rules are now [as if it’s an HR issue, rather than a societal one.] But I also wasn’t personally scathed by it.’

Meanwhile, Brooke recently admitted fame made school hard.

She starred in ‘The Blue Lagoon’ two years after ‘Pretty Baby’, and her glitzy life as a teenager meant the other children took some time to warm up to her.

She recalled: ‘Ninth grade was tough, just like being a freshman in college was tough … I went into a high school and I had just done ‘Blue Lagoon’ or something … They were not shy of getting up at the lunch table when I sat down in unison to move en-masse … Then they get bored with being difficult or caring.

Early start: This summer Shields said she wasn’t ‘personally scathed’ by playing a child prostitute on screen aged 11, because she choose not to be ‘victimized’. The looker landed her breakthrough lead role as Violet in ‘Pretty Baby’ in the hit big-screen flick in 1978, and she believes the sexualization of young people isn’t going away and she refuses to be made out to ‘be a victim’

‘Then we started studying together, or if I did well on a test then I proved to them that I wasn’t getting special treatment.’

She revealed how the turning point came when her mum, Tina Shields, hosted a roller-skating party for ‘the whole class’, which was a wake-up call for the other kids.

She explained: ‘The kids I thought I was so cool but what they saw while we were at this event was how much I had to work.

‘So they’re all dancing, and I’m having to take pictures and do soundbites.

‘And then I got to dance with them, but I think they saw that I wasn’t stuck up, I didn’t think I was better than they were.

‘And then I still had to take that math test on Monday. It balanced out!’