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    37 Reasons Why Nancy Reagan Was The Ultimate First Lady

    Every '80s kid can tell you Nancy was the best weird grandma with a killer fashion sense. Also, she hung out with Mr. T, so that.

    Yes, Nancy, we're talking about YOU.

    Ok, I know this all sounds weird, so I'll explain

    1. Nancy would do weird super '80s things like pose with the "Diff'rent Strokes" cast

    2. Or have a conversation about planet Melmac with Alf

    3. Tell me you can look at her with Dom Delouise and NOT smile

    4. She's got a killer flirt game

    5. Only downside is she was having a blatant affair behind Ronnie's back

    Ok, just kidding just kidding

    6. She loves dinner in front of the TV (just like me!)

    7. Nancy was a total fox when she was young

    8. She was friends with Liz Taylor

    9. And Marilyn Monroe

    10. She partied with a (very young) Paris Hilton

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    Yes! It's really her!

    11. This is what she looked like leaving club Le Deux at 3am with Paris

    Let's talk about her style.

    12. Nancy only wore bright red, and occasionally black and white

    13. Seriously. It's like she was in the White Stripes or something

    14. One puffy shoulder print down with a daring slit? Yes.

    15. A rare all black dress (with white pearls, natch)

    16. But then back to red

    17. Check out this slinky dress, dayum

    18. Statement neckscarf AND chunky gold chain necklace? Nance, you crazy

    19. Werk that red velvet gown, gurl

    20. The only time she doesn't wear red is for full formalwear

    21. She rocked the one one-shoulder gown before Michelle Obama's Inauguration gown

    Actually, can we talk about her white ballgowns?

    22. She can pull off a white gown without looking like it's a wedding dress

    23. Seriously, this dress is amazing

    24. I mean, is she wearing a bra with this?

    25. Whoa, throwing us for a loop here in yellow, you sly fox

    26. She rocks plaid

    27. She even looks good in mom jeans

    28. She looked badass in a leather jacket

    29. She's an expert horsewoman

    30. She's a good animal hugger

    31. She thinks standing desks are overrated

    32. She definitely has a pack of cigarettes on this plane

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    Badass, huh? Smoking is cool.

    33. She wasn't afraid of an awkward photo op

    34. She's got a sick slapshot

    35. Ok, not the greatest pitch, but...

    36. She can jiitterbug

    37. Everything about this picture of her with Tom Cruise and Cher

    You keep doing you, Nancy. You keep doing you.

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