My mom had an infectious laughter, and was always fashionably dressed up in public. I rarely saw her without makeup. She worked all the time and valued social status and financial independence the most.
My mother was a ballerina in her youth, but was not happy with not getting leading parts and with the perspective to retire early with nothing. She built a career in financial management instead. Now she is a financial director at a medical council of ~100 consulting doctors.
When she would tell a plot of a movie, she would fantasize plenty of details and add surprising explanations, so that nobody could realize at first that they watches this film already.