NEW YORK — Mimi Rogers Weddell, who began her full-time modeling and acting career at the age of 65, died Sept. 24 at her home here after a short illness, said her daughter, Sarah Dillon. She was 94.

Weddell was a working mother living on the upper East Side in the mid-Sixties when she launched her modeling and acting career after the death of her husband.

Weddell was featured in editorial spreads in Vogue, Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair, and at age 90 was listed as one of the “50 Most Beautiful New Yorkers’’ by New York magazine.

Weddell appeared in movies, including “The Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Hitch,” as well as television series such as “Sex and the City” and “Law and Order.” She also acted off Broadway and performed with regional theater groups.

In 2008, Weddell’s life story was featured in the documentary “Hats Off” by producer-director Jyll Johnstone.

Weddell was known for her vast collection of hats, sense of style and graciousness.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Tom, and two grandchildren.

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