Jeanne Calment was for a time the world living oldest person, and is still the only one who went over 120 years old.
Not only she is the world oldest actress ever (in Vincent and Me), but she is also the oldest recorded music *cough* artist *cough* ever.

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Jeanne Louise Calment (French: [ʒan lwiz kalmɑ̃] (listen); 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian and the oldest human whose age is well-documented, with a lifespan of 122 years and 164 days. Her longevity attracted media attention and medical studies of her health and lifestyle.

According to census records, Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson. In January 1988, at age 112, she was widely reported to have been the oldest living person, and in 1995, at age 120, was declared the oldest person to have ever lived.

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1996Maîtresse du tempsJeanne Calment2

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