Hollywood screen icon Maureen O'Hara has said women of today were lucky if they could afford to treat themselves by the time the bills are paid.
Despite her fame and beauty, the movie legend revealed Hollywood actresses of her time were just out to make a living - like selling coffee or ice cream.
But she stressed life wasn't just about money.
"It's your appreciation of money and your appreciation of how you earn it and how you make it and how you get it, and our wishes and hopes that the money situation in the world is going to improve and God is going to get us all over it," Maureen said.
Launching a range of jewellery in honour of actress Grace Kelly, Maureen revealed the stylish Princess was down to earth and just like everybody else.
"Sure she was lovely," she said. "She was a very honest person, working hard, earning her living. She was really lovely to look at too."
The Princess Grace Collection, by Newbridge Silverware, features several pearl pieces reminiscent of the type of jewellery worn by the Princess.
"The jewellery is very fabulous but by the time you pay your taxes and bills and mortgages and other things what is there left for fancy stuff? You're lucky to have all your bills paid," she said.
Maureen, who has starred in 64 films, also revealed she has no intention of slowing down despite just marking her 90th birthday.
"I'm not in a rush to get to heaven but if they accept me and take me in without any questions, then I'll say okay," she added. "God made time and he made plenty of it."