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Saturday 10 December 2016

Jerry Hall: 'So many women are being weak about ageing'

Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall

Model Jerry Hall has said she wishes more women would embrace growing older.

"So many women are being weak about ageing. I find it annoying," said 59-year-old Hall.

She said that imagining you can stay young forever is "taking away from young people".

"There's a beauty and a respect in age," she told the Radio Times.

She famously hasn't had any nips or tucks, and proudly declares: "I haven't done a single thing to my face."

The Texan beauty also insists that she would never change her mind and decide to get any work done to get rid of her wrinkles.

"You know some women take fat from their bottom and put it in their upper lip," she commented, adding: "Then you're kissing their ass!"

Pioneers

Hall has appeared in an episode of television series Who Do You Think You Are? to discover her family history.

She learned that her father's side of the family were Oldham mill workers, and her mother's side became pioneers in Kentucky, after moving from England.

She has also talked openly about her father, Sergeant John Hall, and the fact that he was abusive.

When asked if he was violent towards her, she said: "Yes, he would blow his top. We were very careful to steer clear.

"However, my mother loved him and stayed with him to the end."

One of four daughters, Hall moved to Paris to pursue her modelling career when she was just 16.

"I left Texas with a backpack and sleeping bag, didn't know anyone, had no money, and went to Paris at 16.

"It's a pretty crazy thing to do. Obviously, it was in my blood. Get up and go. The pioneer spirit."

Hall then famously met The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, and the pair had a complex relationship that filled many column inches.

She and Jagger had four children together, but split after 23 years.

Now, though, Hall says that she and rocker Jagger are on friendly terms, and the pair even recently went on a family holiday to the Caribbean together.

"I really loved hanging out with him, and now we're such great friends," she said.

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