96-Year-Old Prostitute Earns $80,000/Year
Milly Cooper may very well be the oldest worker in the oldest profession in the world. The 96-year-old Briton has been a prostitute since the end of World War II. That’s a lot of sex– 3,500 men, give or take a few, by her count. Remarkably, Cooper says she still earns ₤50,000 ($80,000) annually; up to £800 ($1,300) for each sex session from her clients who range in age from 29 to 92.
Cooper was wooed by a wealthy American from London’s ramshackle East End to the not-so-glamorous town of Las Vegas during World War II. But her beaux was killed in action in 1945, leaving her with a baby daughter and no income. She’d been a showgirl, so she decided to work as a high-class escort. She made out well in her new occupation and eventually became a madame.
The middle-aged madame eventually married again and then took a 25-year hiatus from the whoring business. But in 1979, at the tender age of 64, she decided to dust off her old garter belt and corset and get back in the game. She’s been working as an escort ever since.
Cooper currently has a couple of clients each week. When asked how the game has changed since she started out all those years ago, she said: “Nowadays, the girls have vast boobs and skinny bodies and parade around half-naked. In my day, we would call those girls trollops. The industry’s become mucky. At least I am maintaining standards. I always dress elegantly and my clients are gentlemen.”
Stay classy, Milly!