This morning I found this photo of Ellen Burstyn, and thought how radiantly beautiful she is --- similar to other women like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench. Not because they fight all signs of aging with botox and scalpels, attempting to look like 30 but appear oddly much older. No, because they age gracefully, with wrinkles, and the beauty is in their eyes and sense of self love and self worth, proud of the life they lived. Congratulations, Ellen! She is 80 years old today.
I will never forget you as Stabler's bipolar mother in Law and Order: SVU.