Busty Suzy Monty is old enough to qualify for a free bus pass but has a bikini body to rival women half her age.
She modelled throughout her 20s and 30s but gave it up when she suffered a debilitating bout of glandular fever in her 40s.
But after a near-20 hiatus from the catwalk she decided to strip off again in her late 50s and is now doing more modelling than ever.
Suzy, of Truro, Cornwall, was initially turned down for work because she didn’t fit the typical image of a frail old granny.
But she soon tapped into a new niche – youthful-looking older women – and now does work for top modelling magazines and naturist publications.
Suzy said: “About six years ago one model agency I approached said that I didn’t have the ‘granny’ look for my age.
“They missed the whole point – a woman looking young for her age.
“Thankfully, I have since been taken on my a another model agency which does realise my potential as a younger-looking model.
“I am doing a lot of fashion shoots at the moment and the odd light glamour one.”
Evergreen Suzy, who celebrates her ruby wedding anniversary in September, won first place in a modelling contest aged 10 and went on to start her own agency.
She says she barely wears make-up and sunbathes only in moderation, opting instead for a good facial and body moisturiser to keep her skin soft.
To keep slim Suzy says she eats sensibly and enjoys daily coastal walks with her dog.
She says the secrets to a lengthy modelling career is quite simple – learn to smile and stay grounded.
Suzy said: “Radiate joy and people will smile back, making one’s day a happier experience.
“I honestly think people these days don’t smile enough, I smile at everyone, even animals.
“Modelling is my passion. It may look glamorous but actually it is hard work if you want to get to the top of the profession.
“Keeping a level head has helped. Parts of the modelling industry can be a tad egotistical.”