There are about a million reasons to worship Ellen Burstyn. Her inimitable turn as the foul-mouthed mom in one of my favorite movies Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; her loathsome small time mother in The Last Picture Show; and, of course ,as single mother Chris McNeal in The Exorcist.
It's this character of Burstyn's that I am personally trying to channel this winter season. All smart colors, knit hats, turtlenecks and dignity. Rich but modest, I want to look like the kind of woman of which?people would say “She's been through so much: the divorce, the devil daughter and, god bless her, she still manages to look stunning”.