OK enough about me, what I really want to point out is that the woman Joan Rivers was the day she died was an 81 year old woman. An 81 year old at the height of her career, finding the most consistent and financial success that she had ever found during all her 60 plus years in the entertainment industry. Again let me stress SHE WAS 81!!!!
If ever you wondered or poo poo'd the expression 'when you look good you feel good', just think of Joan. Yes, maybe no one thought of her as being 81 because of all her plastic surgeries making her look like a mere 60 something, but that doesn't explain the stamina. The stamina to do an entire stand up performance the night before she was having surgery on her vocal cords. The stamina to be bi-coastal and conquer jet lag from NY to LA two times a week! The stamina to host, full time, The Fashion Police, be hands on in the selling of her QVC jewelry, fashion and beauty lines, maintain good health and life long friendships. Are you tired just reading this? 81, she was 81!
This is inspirational and whether you found her funny, offensive, or you just didn't care one way or an other, pay attention to the fact that she was as sharp as a tack. Sharp enough to memorize her stand up, sharp enough to ad-lib on The Fashion Police and in interviews. Her mind was constantly in use and therefore usable. And that's what I'm talking about. USE IT OR LOSE IT.
I'll leave you with some other inspirational women, just to solidify my point, which is (in case you didn't get it) you are never too old, it's never too late, age is just a number, it's what you think of yourself that is EVERYTHING!!!!
And if that's not enough there's her music video called 'I'm Still Hot' with pop star Luciana in which she raps "I'm Smokin hot in the world...I'm still a Golden Girl...I may be a senior so what... I'm still hot." And at 92 she has a twitter account @bettywhite, oh yes she does.
OK so there are plenty of celebs that are still going strong and have money for a little nip tuck but here's a few non celebs you may not know of, equally as fabulous.
Ida Keeling, 4'6" and 83 lbs, broke a world record for being the oldest woman to run a 60 meter race in 29.86 seconds, when she was 95!!!! Ida started running at age 67, today she says she feels younger than ever, lives alone in the Bronx and this past August, at age 99, she ran a 100 meter race in Ohio. No, she didn't win, but who cares, she did it!
Gitte Lee, who modeled in Europe for 50 years, returns to the world of modeling as she approaches 80 years young. Her style is still flawless.
Designer Iris Apfel, at 90 has a new make-up collection with MAC, an eye glass collection with Eye-Bobs and a line on the Home Shopping Network and YOOX. And, if that's not enough, she teaches a fashion program at the University of Texas at Austin, they made her a professor!
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson