Tue 16 Aug 2016, 10:12
As these women below have taught us, being old doesn’t mean you stop slaying or fighting.
1. Cicely Tyson
Who can forget Cicely Tyson’s fire-spitting quotes in How to Get Away with Murder? Her playing Annalise’s mother, Ophelia, was so epic that it earned her three nominations including an Emmy nomination.
2. Helen Mirren
At 71, you’d think Helen Mirren is getting ready to retire. But not this dame as she is set to appear in the eighth Fast and Furious flick, Fast 8, scheduled for release in 2017. Mirren recently appeared on Eye in the Sky as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military intelligence officer who has to make a tough decision to execute an airstrike.
And she still knows how to slay.
3. Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench, like her British compatriot Helen Mirren, is still a force to reckon with when it comes to acting even at 81. Most people remember her as M in the Bond series, a character she played in seven bond movies before bidding us goodbye in Skyfall.
Judi Dench has a cameo appearance in latest Bond film Spectre airing on M-Net (102) on 11 September at 20:05.
And if we heard right, she's apparently getting her first tatoo in 2016.
4. Osborne Macharia’s grannies
Remember when Osborne Macharia broke the internet by introducing us to Nyanye, which in his own words is “a league of extravagant grannies made of retired corporate and government personnel living the good life.”
And you think you're cool?
5. Kung Fu grandmas
Meet Kung Fu grandmas, a group of older women from Korogocho slums (Nairobi) who have decided to jointly prepare for violent attacks by taking self-defence training due to widespread rape of older women. Catch this empowering documentary that captures the plight of women (and the elderly) in society and what they have to do to rise above their vulnerability. Even if it means learning some kick-ass Kung Fu skills.
Kung Fu Grandma airs on Thursday 18 August at 20:55 on ED Channel (190).