Oldest Women

Jeanne Louise Calment of Arles, France was the world\’s longest living person. Jeanne was born on February 21, 1875 and died on August 4, 1997. Her height was 4’11” (1.50m). Jeanne died at the age of 122 in a nursing home in Arles. She lived 122 years and 164 days (44,724 days total). Jeanne’s name appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. At age 121, she released her two CDs, one in French and another in English titled, Maitresse du Temps (Time’s Mistress). During the end stage, she became blind, she could not hear properly and was confined to a wheelchair but was in high spirits and mentally alert. Interesting fact is that Jeanne smoked cigarettes until the age of 117.

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21 Comments on “Oldest Women”

  1. How could that be? Smoke until 117 years? She started smoking at what age??

    This is interesting… I wont quit smoking then 🙂

  2. Let’s be reasonable here, for the first 50-70 years of her life, cigarettes weren’t as bad as they are today. If you smoked today’s cigarettes from the age of let’s say, 15 , you’d barely make it to 80. Take the fact that she smoked for approx 80 years with a grain of salt people.

  3. This is a crazy story!!!how old would she be today?its very interesting how people live.Do you have to be super healthy?I doubt it she smoked most of her life.How did she die anyways because i want to go that way too then[:

  4. If she smoked for 117 years, and stoped living at 122 years.
    Is it so that she started at 5years old. Gee! the French is OK,
    letting there children smoke at that age.
    Where I come from I would not live to six, if my parents found
    me smoking

  5. She started smoking when she was 21. Quit when she was 117. That’s 96 years! Except she would only smoke two cigarettes a day. She also drank port wine and ate about two pounds of chocolate every week.

  6. Odds are is that close to none of you guys with live to be that old. Sorry 🙂 It is seriously interesting that she lived to be even that old with the fact of her smoking. I don’t think that should influence the fact of smoking, though. Everyone’s bodies work differently, and well her’s happened to work on smoke. It might sound crazy, but think about it! People coming off of chemo or people in general who are sick, get prescribed drugs such as meth, marijuana, or even cocaine. So yea! I also want to acknowledge the fact of the marvelous things she must have seen with being that old. Things from good, bad, and change. It just amazes me to what can ever happen.

  7. this is crazy.. i started smoking when i was really young and ive never had breathing or lung problems. hope i live to be this old.

  8. So, the interesting fact isn’t that she is the oldest women, it is that she was addicted to ciggarettes? Might wanna check ur sources?

  9. WTF!!!!### wrote:
    Since when do they prescribe meth for any type of medical condition????

    In exceptional circumstances, they can perscribe meth for hopeless cases. It can be used on people in shock or other stuff.

  10. Arch wrote:
    So, the interesting fact isn’t that she is the oldest women, it is that she was addicted to ciggarettes? Might wanna check ur sources?

    Might wanna shut up and stop pretending that you are smart.

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