10 (Bloomberg) -- Mimi Weddell wasted no time jump- starting her
acting career after her husband died almost three decades ago. Then
65, she stopped for an audition on the way to his funeral and won
a part in the low-budget horror film ``Dracula's Last Rites.''
was no time to brood or think, `How am I going to pay the bills,'''
Weddell, now 93, said in an interview. ``People think that's rather
odd. It isn't. I try to get the ball rolling.''
who had acted occasionally before that audition, has kept it rolling.
Her career as an actress and model is chronicled in ``Hats Off,''
a documentary that opened last month in New York and starts May
2 in Los Angeles.
resume includes small parts in ``Hitch'' and ``The Purple Rose of
Cairo'' and an appearance on TV's ``Sex and the City.'' She's also
done commercials and print ads for companies such as Louis Vuitton.
Her secret for longevity: Stay active.
never stop moving,'' she said. ``We'll hope that the brain doesn't
stop moving, too. What is life except that wonderful movement.''