While we haven’t seen as much of Cloris Leachman since her hilarious turn on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, she has been busy with a number of television and movie projects; most notably as the recurring TV character “Maw Maw” on Raising Hope.
The 84-year-old vegetarian recently explained that switching to the diet forced her to reexamine her eating habits — but that it came with some unexpected benefits.
“I had to relearn how to cook about three different times – you’re from Iowa, there’s all sorts of good stuff and I used to marinate the meat with red wine… then I became vegetarian.”
Leachman also credited the diet with her famous long legs “If you’re a vegetarian, you get very long legs for some reason or other.” And another benefit? “If you don’t eat meat, you don’t smell,” she added. “I don’t ever wear a deodorant.”
Indeed, a paper published in 2006 in the journal “Chemical Senses” found that men who did not consume meat had body odor that was judged (by a focus group of 30 women) as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense. In terms of long legs, however — let’s just say “effects may vary.”