How long did Jeanne Calment live? She lived to be 122 years old! Jeanne was born on February 21, 1875 and passed on August 4, 1997 .
Where did she live? Arles, France .
What did she eat? Over 2 pounds of chocolate a week and the occasional glass of wine. She cooked with olive oil and also applied it to her skin.
So, nicotine is not a food group, but I figured I’d mention it considering Jeanne smoked from the age of 21 years old to 117 years old .
What did she look like? She was beautiful at a young and old age. See figures 1,2, 3, and 4.
What was her personality like? She was laid back with a good sense of humor. Jeanne’s brain never bowed to senility and she was said to be mentally quick until her death .
How do people know how old she was? Her age was verified (multiple times) by census documents .
Fun Facts: At 114 years old Jeanne became the oldest film actress when she took a role in the film Vincent et moi .
I highly recommend that you visit the Guinness Book of World Records website to read more about this entertaining woman.
- Guinness Book of World Records. Oldest Peron Ever. Accessed 11/7/2016. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-person.