75 Year Old Raw Food Icon Mimi Kirk On The Secret To Staying Young And Writing A Bestseller

Mimi’s bio in her own words

I am the mother to four children, two girls and two boys. I also have seven grandchildren. I grew up in Hollywood California. Married at 17 and widowed at 29. I’ve been a vegetarian and vegan for the better part of 40 years. I’ve had an amazingly interesting, fantastic life. I’m a raw food chef, and I tell many stories in my book Live Raw and my new book Live raw around the world which was released in July 2013.

Since winning the title of the “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50?, and so many people asking my secrets on health and longevity, I thought this was an opportunity to share my life and possibly help others to transition into eating a plant based raw food diet.

For those of you who don’t know about me, I was born September 23, 1938 which makes me 75. Feeling like you’re in your 20?s at 75, is quite an amazing thing. I accredit this youthful look and spirit not only to my attitude, but really to my way of eating which is a raw vegan – living foods lifestyle.

Please visit Mimi’s blog at: http://youngonrawfood.com

Interview Questions

1. So to start Mimi, you’re well-known for following a raw food diet, and the fantastic results it’s had on your body, can you tell us the story of how you became interested in this diet?

2. What would you say are the main benefits of eating raw?

3. How does a person practically start a raw food diet, for example what would you suggest on the first day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and how should they get their body used to a raw food diet?

4. You’ve written two books on raw food can you tell us abit about them?

5. Can you give us an idea of how you put the books together for example how you planned, researched, took photos and planned each chapter?

6. How did you develop and decide on the recipes for the books?

7. You’ve talked a lot about how delicious and healthy the green smoothie is, what’s your favourite raw food meal?

8. You’re also active on social media and your blog, what are the main things that you do to engage with your audience?

9. I’d like to now turn to your lifestyle. In your video interviews on Youtube you mention that you practice meditation, can you tell us more about this?

10. Is spirituality important to you?

11. What’s the most important tip you can give people to help them to stay looking and feeling young?

12. You’ve also been a successful actress, I’d like to go back a few years to the 1970s when you worked at Paramount Studios and was offered a role in the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. What did you learn from your acting career that was useful later in life?

13. What are your best memories about your acting days?

14. How do you think television and cinema now differ from the past?

15. Have you got any new projects that you are working on now and want to share with us?

16. Can you give your URL and Youtube for people who want to find out more about you and your books?

Thanks Mimi for this fantastic interview!


Mimi’s such an Inspiration for Creation! She’s a raw food icon, started a business and published books later in life – at about 70 years old actually. She’s an example of the saying – it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Mimi looks gorgeous for whatever age, and shows that we can still look fab even in our seventies. This is definitely a must read for those still following their dreams and wondering when it will happen.

My PR tip from this interview is be unique! Have a Unique Selling Point (USP) that encompasses what you or your business is about – just like Mimi did!

What do you think?

Are you like Mimi and living a fantastic raw food life? Have you got any tips to share? Let me know your thoughts below!


  1. Carole Craig says

    What a lovely interview. Lindi, I must say that not only is Mimi beautiful but you are gorgeous as well. Such lovely hair and skin and you absolutely glow! Enjoyed this! Thank you.

  2. I Love the interview Lindi. Great Job…….Great information from Mimi!

  3. Canace Nystrom says

    What an awesome interview. I loved how you asked questions and how Mimi just went with each one and gave us great history on her life!

  4. A rawsome inspiration!

    I have been living and loving the raw, vegan superfood lifestyle .. for over 11 years.
    Even my 17 year young son, who ate only the sanest same … since age 5 – is now 6 ft 2!
    wonder why?

    Thanks for sending a wholesome lot more love and sunshine .. to Vancouver, B.C. !

    Rawstruck and Rawk’n,

    katherine marion

  5. Loved the video. Thankyou. Loved “Do what you love, I go where my heart takes me”.

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