She's the Queen Bee, the Queen Bitch, the one who taught Lorelai to hold grudges and manipulate her loved ones - and a woman who takes life firmly by the balls (although she would never be that crude!) and makes it her bitch.
Here's a peek at life according to the undeniable, unflappable, absolutely fantastic and perfectly infuriating Emily Gilmore.
Know what you want
and don't let anyone give you any shit for demanding it.
When it comes to men - make them work for it.
Reward a person's actions accordingly...
Sometimes, even the most refined woman needs to pull out the big girl swears.
Don't cross her family - she'll make you pay.
Keeping up with the Joneses is for amateurs.
Be culturally sensitive...
...to the best of your ability.
If you're going to suffer, take the ones you love down with you!
Sometimes we all need a little breakdown.
NOTHING happens without her approval.
We all get a crack in our armor from time to time.
Never miss a chance to humiliate an enemy with lascivious secrets and bad fashion.
You've got to have standards.
Do as I say, not as I do...
Call your loved ones out before they stage the intervention.
And, finally...no matter what anyone else thinks, two glasses of wine at lunch is ALWAYS the right decision!