Lynn Ruth Miller, 81, burlesque dancer, from Brighton, performing at Bristol Burlesque Festival at Rip Roar Comedy club, Bristol. See SWNS story SWDANCE: The world’s oldest burlesque dancer has just finished her summer tour aged 81 – and she only started stripping off a decade ago. Glamorous Lynn Ruth Miller took up performing aged 71 when she enrolled on a stand-up comedy class to write a story about learning to be funny. But she soon realised she had the ability to make people laugh and started touring American and the UK telling jokes. A year later the twice-married pensioner decided to incorporate burlesque and stripping into her routine and instantly started winning awards for her unique show.