If only more women could grow old gracefully as Mary Berry has. Still you you can't make a silk purse out of a Sour's ear can you?
I see so many hags walking around where a bit of grooming wouldn't go amiss but the trouble, that cannot easily be rectified, is the terrible speech and grammar that issues from their mouths when they speak. I suppose a lot is due to the genes however.
Speaking of speech and grammar
Proverb : you can't make a silk purse of a sow's ear
It is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value