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The 10 Hottest Looks From the Emmy Red Carpet

Here’s what the stars wore and details about their biggest health secrets.

Hollywood's most sizzling stars filled up the red carpet of the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday night rocking the hottest designer fashions. From Anya Taylor-Joy's backless Dior gown to Michaela Coel's neon yellow ab-baring Christopher John Rogers, skin was one of the most notable accessories of the evening as celebs showed off their extremely fit physiques. Read on to see the 10 hottest looks of the Emmys and learn about the health, fitness, and wellness secrets of the stars—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


Anya Taylor-Joy

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It was impossible not to notice Anya Taylor-Joy's beautiful back, on full display in her gorgeous pale yellow Dior Haute Couture. One of Anya's biggest health rules is that she maintains a meat-free diet. "I've been a vegetarian since I was eight, so I don't touch meat or fish. I was vegan for a long time I got into it because it's the most ecologically conscious choice you can make as a consumer," she told Harper's Bazaar. "When I was a vegan it was the healthiest I've ever felt, because I had so much energy. I was eating a ton because I have a really big appetite and was getting in more greens. As a vegetarian I love a lot of Italian food – but I don't get that many greens in there!"


Cynthia Erivo

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Baby got back! Cynthia Erivo also showed off her gorgeously toned back in a white Louis Vuitton featuring a colorfully mermaid-esque feathered fishtail. The Genius star is a longtime vegan and trains at the celeb-filled gym The Dogpound.  "I know that my body asks for that amount of activity and it makes me feel good. I don't think that working out is just a physical thing, I think it really is about how you feel," she told Bon Appetit when asked about what drives her hardcore workotu mentality. "You release serotonin when you work out, so I think I may be slightly addicted to the feeling. The Dogpound is a great place. They try out new workouts on me because they know I can handle it."


Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson bared her flat abs in a boho-inspired creamed Chloé number. According to the star, fitness isn't a huge priority for her. "I don't try that hard to stay in shape," she told the Daily Mail. "I go through stages of yoga a few times a week and throw in some running."


Michaela Coel

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Michaela Coel flaunted her abs in a stunning neon yellow Christopher John Rogers number. "The number one thing in self-care, for me is not caring what people would think of you," she told The Guardian. The I May Destroy You star is also a yoga-loving vegan.


Issa Rae

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Issa Rae left little to the imagination in a shimmering, sheer chain link gown from Aliétte. "I exercise for, like, an hour each day," she told Women's Health about how she stays in shape. "My neighborhood has a bunch of hills, so it's walking up hills. Then I alternate between walking and jogging. I hate jogging — you're going in circles, but I recognize that it helps." She also follows a "paleo-leaning" diet.


Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington's curves were on display in her slinky Etro gown. "I'm a big Pilates girl and I love to hike," Kerry told ELLE about how she stays in shape. "You don't even want to be in your own body when [you] show up at the gym—I didn't for years," she added to Women's Health. "As women, we live in this culture where it's like, 'You have to fix this.' Pilates has allowed me to be focused on my appearance and my health in ways that are not abusive or critical."


Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco made her first post-split appearance on the Emmy red carpet in a neon yellow Vera Wang Haute gown. The Flight Attendant star attributes her fantastic figure to switching up her workouts. "If I'm doing yoga, we're doing it every day this week….Then I'm like, 'Oh my god, I have to switch.' Then I'm going crazy on SoulCycle….'Okay, I have to switch,'" she told Women's Health.


Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson took the plunge in a sheer black and silver Elie Saab gown. The actress, who recently launched her own workout, maintains that her diet helps her stay in shape. "I try to do my proteins. When I want a salt taste, I'll do boiled eggs with my fermented vegetables. When I want a sweet taste, I'll grab a Special K protein bar or protein shake. I just want to make healthier choices. I had a health scare and I want to live. My health scare came from me not eating right. You think just because you're small and you work out that everything is coming up roses, until you take a look inside. There are so many things that we eat that are bad for us — hormones in animals — that affect you. Coffee on an empty stomach — who knew it could kill you? I know now," she told the Cut.


Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones looked forever young and oh-so-leggy in a strapless, cabernet colored Christina Ottaviano gown slit to the thigh. Catherine once revealed to the WSJ. Magazine that she eats three, healthy meals a day. "I only actually eat real food because I have to right now. My dream is to only eat desserts, ever. It's a goal. I'm a big kind of European, three meals a day [person]," she added. "In the whole lockdown, I relished having my kids and my husband here for breakfast, lunch and dinner." And, unlike many other stars she creates her own workouts. "I don't have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don't need anyone to motivate me," she told InStyle. "I love exercise, even things like the elliptical machine and stretching. It's a legacy of dancing all those years."


Keri Russell


Keri Russell flaunted her fabulous figure in a glam-to-the-max sequinned and feathered Zuhair Murad gown. The actress has a "workout anti-routine," she once revealed to Shape. "I'm definitely a physical person. I'm happiest when I work out. You need that hit—where everything is moving and pumping and you instantly feel positive. I feel my absolute best—my sexiest—after a good workout. Right now, that's usually a tough bike ride. Or I'll dance around in my room to loud music and do moves I remember from a pregnancy video I had. But if I have a good chunk of time, I'll go to a gym and do exercises using a band that a trainer taught me 20 years ago," she explained.

Leah Groth
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