9 Joan Rivers Fashion and Beauty Quotes In Honor of Her 81st Birthday

Love her, or hate her, Joan Rivers has become a boisterous voice in fashion that simply cannot be ignored. From her early days as a late night guest host, to her endless list of penned self-help, and autobiographical books, Rivers has set a standard for herself that has yet to be matched. Her success is further driven by her words, a technique that seemed to work for her from the beginning.

By 1983 Rivers had become a regular guest host on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The outspoken comedian, actress, and writer has claimed she felt like a daughter to Carson, and often speaks of him as her greatest mentor in her career. Years later Rivers became a staple on E!'s red-carpet specials, she had a reality show with her daughter Melissa Rivers, and has recently settled as a celebrity fashion commentator on the E! show, Fashion Police.

Often harsh, and always hilarious, Rivers has a way with words that other comedians cannot match. She finds the humor in everything, and even though her words sometimes leave us with a sudden urge to punch her, she is quickly forgiven when she turns those words on herself. In honor of her 81st birthday, we look back on some of the comedians best said quotes about beauty and fashion.

HER THOUGHTS ON HEALTH AND FITNESS

“Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.”

“I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”

WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT SHOPPING

"My husband wanted to be cremated. I told him I'd scatter his ashes at Neiman Marcus - that way, I'd visit him every day."

"Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television."

"The only time a woman has a true orgasm is when she is shopping."

ON THE TOPIC OF PLASTIC SURGERY

"I think I'm in a business where you have to look good, and it's totally youth-oriented."

“I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.”

HER OWN TAKE ON FASHION AT HER AGE

"The fashion magazines are suggesting that women wear clothes that are 'age appropriate.' For me that would be a shroud."

AND FINALLY, THIS...

"Does fashion matter? Always -- though not quite as much after death."

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