06/09/2014 05:02 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2014

Jacquie Tajah Murdock Is Proof That Eighty Is The New Twenty (VIDEO)

If 83-year-old Carmen De Lavallade had not already convinced you that age eighty is the new twenty, we have another timeless beauty to prove it to you.

Meet Jacquie Tajah Murdock, the latest subject of’s “Ageless Dailies” video series. We already knew that the 83-year-old was an impossibly perfect example of graceful aging from her 2012 Lanvin campaign, and now two years down the road she is as glamorous and vibrant as ever.

Jacquie’s life as a dancer began when she decided-- at only 5-years-old -- that she would be a “tan Shirley Temple,” she told StyleLikeU. Murdock studied ballet, belly dancing, and eventually became a showgirl at Harlem’s Apollo Theater with Norma Miller and Frankie Manning at the tender age of 17.

It’s no surprise then to hear her exclaim, “I feel the most sexy when i’m dancing.” Nor is the sage advice she has for young women: “Go ahead and concentrate on yourself before you fall in love.”



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