Age Is Just a Number – Hot Grandma, 71, Becomes the Oldest Burlesque Dancer in UK (Pictures)

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A bad grandma tried herself in burlesque dancing – and she could be the oldest performer in the UK.

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“It’s made me feel sexy again”

This inspiring story teaches us that it’s never too late to do things that make you happy and Septuagenarian Marilyn Bersey, from the Isle of Wight, knows it for sure.

She took up the racy hobby just after her 70th birthday last year and said she’s never felt sexier.

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

The 71-year-old felt she’d lost her identity after her husband died and children moved away but is now loving performing after losing seven stone in weight – and claims it makes her ‘the coolest gran ever’.

The gran-of-two now regularly takes to the stage as her alter-ego Foxy La Mer, complete with corset and nipple tassels – and even reckons burlesque should be on a prescription for fellow OAPs.

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

Retired outreach worker Marilyn said: “Burlesque encompasses everything I want to do. From the first day I was hooked. I suddenly felt feminine and so glamorous.”

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

“Before, I’d felt like I’d lost all my femininity. Since my husband was ill there was nothing to make me feel glam. I’d lost that wife role. Sex was out of the window, there was nothing making me feel sexy. It was like I was just existing. I felt very alone. I felt there was something missing.”

Turning to drama and acting as a way of escape, she gave up performing when she got married at the age of 22 and had her children Cymon Hulmes, 48, and Rachael Knight, 45.

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

But her marriage broke down after 16 years while her confidence had plummeted as her weight crept up to 18 stone.

Marilyn found love again with second husband David Bersey but the pair were devastated when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease shortly after they married in 1997. He died four years ago.

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

“At 70 years old people have this idea that you’re old and should just sit at home but that’s not me.”

Although not looking for a relationship Marilyn said burlesque has given her the confidence to flirt and look men in the eye.

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Source: Rachel Adams/Mercury Press

 

She added: “It’s made me feel sexy again. I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing and if it met someone I’d feel confident enough to go for it.”


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Age Is Just a Number - Hot Grandma, 71, Becomes the Oldest Burlesque Dancer in UK and Feels Sexier Than Ever (Pictures)
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A bad grandma tried herself in burlesque dancing - and she could be the oldest performer in the UK.
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