Let us have a look at the top 10 centenarians who made major accomplishments and contributions to the society.
1. Jeanne Calment, 122 years old:
Calment was a remarkable lady who is to this day the oldest person to have ever lived. No one has yet surpassed the age of death before or after Calment. She was a strong woman who at 85 years of age took fencing lessons. She was frequently seen biking until she was 110. She was entered into Guinness World Records at 113 for being the oldest living person. After being overthrown, she reentered the race at age 116. Her secret to living a long life was olive oil.
2. Charles Lane, 102 years old:
One of the oldest professional actors in America, Charles Lane had a career which spanned 75 years (from 1931 to 2006). Appearing in 250 films, he would often play 2 to 3 roles a day. His last appearance was at age 101 when was featured in the movie The Night Before Christmas.
3. Albert Hofmann, 102 years old:
He is the renowned scientist responsible for the development and introduction of the Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD.
4. Leni Riefenstahl, 101 years old:
She is a famous actress, dancer and film director and was widely known for her refine artistry and innovative style in filmmaking. Her works were all critically acclaimed and she has a huge following in Germany.
5. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen’s Mother, 101 years old:
Born as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and later Queen Elizabeth, she is widely known as the Duchess of York and the last Empress of India and Queen of Ireland. She is the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.