But actress Anjelica Huston showed no qualms as she lounged around in a black bikini on a holiday with her friends and family in the Caribbean.
The make-up free star looked in good spirits as she lapped up the sun before taking a ride in a speedboat yesterday.
And after suffering the loss of her husband a month ago, it's no wonder Anjelica, who starred as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family, was looking to spend some time out to relax.
Robert Graham died on December 27 at the age of 70 after being in ill health for sometime.
The famous sculptor, whose massive bronze sculpture works mark civic monuments across America, married Anjelica in 1992 and the couple lived together in California.
His funeral was attended by a flock of Hollywood A-listers, including Sharon Stone, Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson, who Academy Award-winning Anjelica was romantically involved with from 1973 until 1989.
During her day out on the beach yesterday, Anjelica made time for a splash in the sea between bouts of lounging around on the beach.
She later covered up and slipped into a tie-dye dress before embarking upon a dingy boat to enjoy a ride across the waters.
As well as being in mourning, the star has also found time recently to press ahead with her campaigning duties as supporter of the charity PETA (People for th Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Anjelica penned an open letter to director Stephen Summers asking him to use CG animals instead of live apes in his upcoming Tarzan reboot, currently in development at Warner Bros.
She says the animals are emotionally and physically abused during their careers, then shipped off to roadside zoos when they become too old to handle.
'Critics lauded King Kong in particular for the emotional depth that the giant ape displayed - without any real apes suffering in the process,' she wrote.
'Can I please hear that you similarly plan to use only creative alternatives to great apes in Tarzan?'