"2. Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India, 1984, Age 77
When novelist E.M. Forster consulted on the screenplay for the movie version of his 1924 novel, he suggested acclaimed stage and film actress Peggy Ashcroft for the part of Mrs. Moore. Ashcroft was reluctant to take the part of because of the strenuous shooting schedule in India, but director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) and co-star Alec Guinness wouldn’t take no for an answer. The decision paid off well as Ashcroft won an Oscar for Be"