"I’m 75 years and a half, probably! Last year I was diagnosed with cancer and I think I’m coming through it very well. I know that it’s there and I have to fight it and that is exactly what I’m doing. I’m enjoying life. I couldn’t have got here with confidence if it hadn’t been for my daughter, Philly, I know that. I think I’d have died of starvation for a start!
After my first operation, which was major I suppose, I never allowed anyone to see me without my lippy! I just couldn’t bear it. I think my mother brought me up a bit like that. She’d say, “go and do something with your face, it looks terrible!”
I feel the girl within me is a 48-year-old in disguise! I don’t mind saying what my age is or people knowing because I’m really happy within myself. I think that I don’t look 75 really, so I’m quite proud of that as well. Except for this rotten old thing that happened to me I’ve kept really good health, so why not tell people how old you are?
Loads of people are beautiful that don’t have film-star looks. I prefer to have friends who are warm and loving and are just fun."