The Classics: Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt didn't make a huge impact on me until I was older. I knew her work, heard her famous rolling R's as Catwoman and loved her connection to the late, great James Dean. It wasn't until I saw some photos of her performing; singing and dancing...and teaching dance that I was really intrigued by Ms. Kitt! At 5'4 this woman still stands taller than most triple-threats in Hollywood today. Though many know her simply as Catwoman or as a singer or as a dancer, she was more than that; she was a teacher, a mentor and a wonderful example of how to get delightfully feistier with age.

"Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that." - E.K.

She has always and will forever #stayclassic