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15 Instagram-Famous Ladies That Prove Age is Just a Number

Baddie Winkle

Most people know her as Baddie Winkle, but her real name is Elam Ruth Elam Van Winkle. She became one of the most Instagram-able grandmas at the age of 85 when she and her granddaughter began playing around with different clothes. Next thing she knew, she had appearances on The Today Show and had 3.7 million followers.

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Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is a lot of things. She’s a businesswoman who always dreamed of being in fashion. She’s also an interior designer with a taste that’s so great, nine presidents have asked her to restore parts of the White House. Naturally, she’s also a fantastic fashion icon. Even at the age of 96, nothing is stopping her from strutting her stuff.

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Jackie Burger

Jackie Burger was the editor of Elle South Africa until she decided to create her brand – that’s why she started Salon58. Salon58 is a place where women can meet and be entertained in an atmosphere of camaraderie. She’s a woman with a few messages. First, white or gray hair can be cool. Second, there is no “age-appropriate clothing. Finally, wear what makes you happy.

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Sarah Jane Adams

Sarah Jane Adams, or saramaijewels on Instagram, has over 176,000 followers mostly because she’s fun and doesn’t care what people think. She is proud to call herself old because her wrinkles are her stripes. Outside of Instagram, she’s a jewelry designer that makes whatever makes her happy. She claims that “we all have to make time to get to know ourselves and understand who we are. Only then can we be truly strong and effective in this world.”

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Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin, better known as lindaandwinks on Instagram, has been a model for years. She’s even appeared on J.Crew and Row lookbooks, but that isn’t all she is. She soon became the founder of a great beauty line, Rodin Olio Lusso. Even though she dresses in designer outfits, she’s super low-maintenance. Most of her clothing she picked up at a thrift store for a fraction of the price. That’s something we can all relate to.

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Colleen Heidemann

Colleen Heidemann is no one to mess with. She has beautiful white hair, perfect makeup, and outfits that will make any twenty-something jealous. Instead of being steeped in the fashion world her whole life, she’s only recently gotten into modeling. She worked as a flight attendant when she was young but discovered her style and ran with it. Her motto in life is “If not now…when? Stop waiting for the perfect moment, the right timing, and get on with your adventures and your dreams.”

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Sonia Lovett

Sonia Lovett is a blogger that runs Style Beyond Age, and she’s gained over 14,000 followers just by being herself. When it comes to fashion advice, she thinks embracing color is excellent, but “a neutral pallet is still the chicest thing around.” She is pretty active on her blog and shows us that age is just a number on Instagram.

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Daphne Selfe

Daphne Selfe has been steeped in the modeling industry since she was 19. That’s a lot of time posing for the camera, so she certainly knows a thing or two. After having children, she took a break from modeling, but this 89-year-old icon became active again at the age of 70. Now, she actively collaborates with beauty and fashion brands and posts regularly on her Instagram.

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Simone Jacob

Simone Jacob’s love is in art, and she’s been working with marble, sandstone, and limestone since 1995. Jacob has also been painting for 15 years, and it’s an understatement to say she’s talented! Throughout all this, she still manages to find time to post regularly on her Instagram. It’s one way she can let out some of her artistic energy. Beautiful, smart, and talented – what can’t she do?!

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Marion Moneymaker

Marion Moneymaker refers to herself humbly as a wife, mother, and grandmother, but she’s so much more. When she was 30, she was working in a restaurant when she was asked to model in a fashion show. From there, her modeling career exploded. She posed in magazines, for ads, and regularly helps young designers make it in the fashion world. Even now, she still models and somehow finds time to post on her Instagram.

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Hillary

Hillary became an Instagram influencer just by word of mouth, but she’s been a model for much longer. She models clothing by designers in magazines regularly – even at the age of 55. She believes that “sexy at 25 has nothing on sexy at 55” because women at this age “know what we want. We know what we like.” Rock it, Hillary!

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Maye Musk

Maye Musk is a Canadian-South African model, and she regularly poses for Instagram photos to remind us that age is just a number. She’s been a model for 50 years and appeared on covers of magazines, including Time. Aside from that, she’s a proud science nerd, dietitian, and grandmother.

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Lyn Slater

Before becoming a huge Instagram influencer, Lyn Slater was a Fordham University Professor. She bridged the gap between academics and fashion by writing in her blog, Accidental Icon. Slater isn’t afraid to make unusual outfit combinations to show that women can wear whatever they want! While her blog has quite a bit of content, you can check out her amazing style on Instagram.

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Olga Kondrasheva

Olga Kondrasheva is a 72-year-old Russian model and zoologist – strange combination, right? While she isn’t a huge influencer yet, she’ll get there with her beautiful flowing locks and striking looks. Olga is also an active model, showing that being over the age 70 is as stunning as any age. We’re calling it now – she’ll reach influencer status no time.

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Beatrix Ost

Beatrix Ost has possibly the coolest name ever, but she also has a great background. Ost has a theatrical background, but it doesn’t stop there. This model-actress is also an artist and producer. Since she’s an artist, she has a very unique style that gives her figure a great silhouette. Most of her outfits feature her wearing a silk headscarf, which is the stylish punctuation to any ensemble.

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