Famous People Who’ve Lived To 100, And Their Secrets To A Long Life

Living to be 100 years old is no small feat. Only a few people ever live to see an entire century pass them by. So, there must be a secret to get that elusive third digit in age, since it’s a milestone only a handful of people are able to reach, right?

Kirk Douglas credited his longevity to his loving marriage to his soulmate. But Run Run Shaw said that rotating his feet 64 times every night was his secret. Keep reading to see what some famous people believe are the secrets to their long lives.

Gloria Stuart: 100

Gloria Stuart: 100
Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Gloria Stuart was born in 1910 and had a steady acting career through the 1930s and ’40s. The thing is, she never had a major “breakthrough” job until the late ’90s. Stuart’s breakout role came at the ripe age of 87 when she was cast as “Old Rose” in Titanic. The role earned her an Oscar nomination.

Stuart had big dreams of Hollywood stardom her entire life. Psychological Science has published research stating that people with a strong purpose in life tend to outlive those who don’t. It can be argued that Stuart’s positive mindset kept her stress down, allowing her to live to the age of 101.