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Beatrice Wood, the original Rose from Titanic

What an amazing lady.

Beatrice Wood, age 105. When asked the secret of her longevity, she would simply say “art books, chocolates and young men”.

((( ❤ ))){wink} * adding: dancing barefoot, drinking lemonade from a mason jar, and making music.

Beatrice Wood was an American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the “Mama of Dada,” and served as inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s 1997 film, Titanic.

Born: March 3, 1893, San Francisco
Died: March 12, 1998

“In 1947, Beatrice Wood felt her career was established enough for her to build a home. She settled in Ojai, California in 1948 to be near the Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti. She became a lifelong member of the Theosophical Society—Adyar. These associations greatly influenced her artistic philosophies. She also taught and lived on the same land as the Happy Valley School, now known as Besant Hill School.”

“At the age of 90, Wood became a writer, having been encouraged to write by her friend Anais Nin, a French writer. Her best-known book is her autobiography, I Shock Myself (1985). When asked the secret to her longevity, she responded, “I owe it all to art books, chocolates, and young men.”

OjaiMovies: Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada