Betty White is sexier at 91, the Golden Girls star has joked, but it’s undeniable that has she’s gotten older, the actress best known as Rose on the senior citizen sitcom has certainly found that the best is yet to come.
Betty White is, at 91, the only surviving Golden Girl, having been pre-deceased by Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur. It’s been three decades since Golden Girls ruled the airwaves, but its legacy is long-lasting, and Betty is not only sharper than ever — she has attained mega-star status in pop culture as well.
White hasn’t aged all that visibly in the last three decades, and the sassy star says she’s enjoying all the perks that come along with fame and fortune in her golden years. She also quips that her 90s haven’t tampered her sex appeal — and that some perks come along with approaching the three-digit mark:
“Best thing about being in your ’90s is you’re spoiled rotten … Everybody spoils you like mad and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed in [the brain]. You’re just 90 every place else.”
Betty White continues:
“Now that I’m 91, as opposed to being 90, I’m much wiser. I’m much more aware and I’m much sexier.”
Ate a recent fete to celebrate White’s 91st birthday, former President Bill Clinton was on hand to toast the comedy queen. And he had some high words of praise for the actress, along with some gentle ribbing:
“In a time when our nation is still bitterly divided, it’s important to have a leader who’s won the respect and affection of our nation in the way that Betty has … After all, she’s gained praise all the way from President Obama to George Dubya.”