Women of a Certain Age and Appeal

On Her Calendar: Filmed a recent pilot for the TV show Hot in Cleveland and will appear this fall in the Andy Fickman comedy You Again, also starring Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Bell.

Signature Look: Immortalized as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls, Ms. White still sets the bar for quirky showbiz grandmas everywhere.

Staying-Power Secret: Sweet and harmless demeanor sets up shocking zingers.

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On Her Calendar: Alexis Bittar ads.

Signature Look: Chunky costume jewelry, saturated brunet locks.

Staying Power Secret: Looks great even in the worst lighting.

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On Her Calendar: Oliver Stone’s upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Signature Look: Platinum dyed hair, wine-colored lips, graduated lenses.

Staying Power Secret: Being the subject of the well-known quotation “Sylvia Miles would attend the opening of an envelope.”

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On Her Calendar: Recurring role as Jack Donaghy’s mother on 30 Rock; appearing at the Carlyle through May 1.

Signature Look: Zany, monochromatic sharpness, tie and fedora.

Staying Power Secret: She gave up the booze!

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On Her Calendar: Every nightclub fund-raising event in New York, including a recent African-themed party at Amnesia.

Signature Look: Owl-like sunglasses, caftans and hats in exotically printed fabrics.

Staying Power Secret: Wish we knew!

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Betsey Johnson

On Her Calendar: Recent fall fashion show.

Signature Look: Pink hair, Peter Pan outfits.

Staying Power Secret: Cartwheels.

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