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Awesome Older Women

Women who inspire me

Honor Blackman - Bond Girl - ageless beauty at 80 yrs old

Honor Blackman - just because...

This is a portrait of JEANNE LOUISE CALMENT (1875-1997) who was the darling of the media, back in 1995, when she reached her 120th birthday and became the oldest known person in the world - she would further become, by another year, the oldest documented person ever to have lived.

Lisa Lichtenfels' Jeanne

She was an elite WWII fighter saving Jews with the Dutch Resistance but kept it a secret until her 90th birthday. Modest gran reveals incredible hidden past. Link for story.

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test. When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

Elisabeth Elliot: "To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained. She is gentle. She is gracious. She is godly and She is giving... You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity. Very often it is obscured, just as the image of God is obscured in all of us... The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified. As I say to you women, 'Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God.'"

Elisabeth Elliot

Hedda Bolgar at age 103..."With age, we get independence, learn how better to understand ourselves and become less anxious." A pioneering psychoanalyst, she was actively seeing clients a week before her death. "I've lived through revolutions, famine, war. Things like that." "I started a lot of things at 65." "The day the Nazis came to Vienna, I left... They came on a Sunday and I decided on Monday they'd... probably find the person who wrote those terrible articles about them." Google her!