Cicely Tyson, 95, Defies Her Age as She Rocks Gray and Purple Braids in a New Video

Stephen Thompson
Aug 28, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Former American fashion model and actress Cicely Tyson looked many years younger than her age in a new Instagram video that showed her rocking gray and purple braids. 

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Since coming into the spotlight many years ago, Cicely Tyson has been known for being an innovator, especially when it comes to her hair. She was always ahead of the times in hairstyles. 

Now 95 years old and an entertainment legend, Tyson is still the same when it comes to being fashionable and being a hairstyle innovator. She reminded her fans of that during a recent public appearance. 

Cicely Tyson at the Grand Opening Gala of the Tyler Perry Studios. | Photo: Getty Images

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Tyson was a guest on a recent Instagram television video that showed her in a question and answer session with Shondaland, a company owned by Shonda Rhimes. 

In the video, she shared her incredible wisdom and years of experience with her fans. Shondaland captioned the video: 

“'Listen to your mind, your body, and your soul. Listen. It speaks to you.' Also ,listen to Queen Cicely Tyson.” 

Cicely Tyson at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards | Photo: Getty Images

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Although Tyson’s words were full of wisdom that many benefited from, it was her hair that caught everyone’s attention. The legendary actress rocked purple and grey braids. 

It was a hairstyle that made many fans recall her stunning hairstyles of years gone by and showed that even with the coming of age, she had not lost touch with fashion. 

Tyson added that when she completes her job on earth, God will take her away.

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Though Tyson is advanced in age, she has never considered retiring and continues to star in films and television series. In a chat with Time Magazine last year, she spoke about her love for acting. 

She said the profession allowed her to express her emotions through another individual. Being a shy person, it helped Tyson a great deal getting her hooked. About retirement, the actress said:

“[Retire] And do what? The reason why I have been in this universe as long as I have been is because he’s not ready for me.” 

Cicely Tyson attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre, California.| Photo: Getty Images.

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 added that when she completes her job on earth, God will take her away. She said that she knew a lot of people that retired and died after six months.

Tyson has enjoyed a successful acting career which has earned her fourteen Emmy Award nominations, winning three. She is also the recipient of an honorary Academy Award. 

Some of Tyson’s notable roles include the films, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” and “The Help,” and the Broadway production, “The Trip to Bountiful,” to name a few. 

The actress was born in New York on December 19, 1924. Her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and a painter, while her mother’s name is Theodosia Tyson. 

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