Sheila Vogel-Coupe is not your average grandma.
While most 85-year-olds are content living out their later days in a relatively relaxed fashion, Vogel-Coupe is busy raking in big money – as an escort.
She is Britain’s oldest escort and she loves every bit of what she does.
"I'm proud of what I do," Sheila told the New York Daily News. "It's not something I want to hide. I don't mind if everybody knows."
Vogel-Coupe got into the escort business four years ago following two happy marriages. Sadly, both of her husbands passed away. She was not about to let that make her sit at home lonely and bored, though.
"I get lonely and like the companionship of a gentleman, but if you want the honest truth, I do it because I love sex," she said. "Even thinking about it makes me feel better."
What’s the going rate for Vogel-Coupe’s company? A cool $420 an hour.
“It makes me feel proud that, at my age, I’ve preserved my body so well and men love it,” she says. “I’m not ready to stop yet.”
In fact, Vogel-Coupe sees up to 10 clients a week, some as young as 20 years old.
Her newfound occupation is not without its drawbacks. Vogel-Coupe says that nearly her entire family disowned her upon learning of her work as an escort.
“They didn’t know about it, and yes it must have been a shock,” she says.
Here is an interview Vogel-Coupe did with the British daytime television program "This Morning" in which she talks extensively about her unexpected career of choice:
Vogel-Coupe is one of several elderly escorts starring in award-winning director Charlie Russell’s new documentary "My Granny the Escort." Russell says he hopes to shine light on a different side of the sex industry as well as fight the idea that old people should not be sexually active.
"I think we've all seen the documentaries that show the awful side of prostitution, especially with young women and trafficking, but I just felt like this would give a different perspective on it," he said. "I just try to make documentaries with people that I really like and hopefully the audience will like.”