Photo Gallery of Madame Jeanne-Louise Calment
[1875 - 1997]
Editor's Note: Click on the last photo above to hear Madame Jeanne Calment speaking
in her native language (which was French, of course). She begins with "Bonjour. Je m'appelle
Jeanne Calment." (= "Hello. My name is Jeanne Calment"). Later, on the music CD, which we
converted to MP3 format, she goes on to sing several songs. (The musical beat in the background
was part of the recording session, and there appears to be a man with a Jamaican accent who
introduces her in English, which seems rather curious to us, but we obtained the CD from one of
our colleagues in The Netherlands without further explanation as to how, when, or why it was
made. All he could tell us is that there was a French Language
for those who might like more information about how to purchase a copy.) Subsequently, Mr.
Robert Young of Atlanta, Georgia provided this additional information... "The Audio CD
Mistress of Time was made some time after Jeanne's 120th birthday but before her 121st
birthday. It was intended as a fund raiser to buy vans for her nursing home. The CD was released
at Jeanne's 121st birthday party. Although it was a hit with reporters (looking to report on the
"World's Oldest Rapper"), the controversy that followed about the presumed commercial
"exploitation" of a 120-year-old woman led to the resignation of her nursing-home director."
Click on the last photo above to hear the music.
At age 20
At age ~22
At age ~25
At age 40
At age 60
At age 112
At age 113
At age 116
At age 117
At age 119
At age ~120
At age 120
and lastly, again at age 122, at a French film shoot with a "clap board."