The 1968 exhibition 'Some Distinguished Women' featured some of the famous women she had photographed over the course of her long career, but also included a number of portraits specifically taken for the exhibition. As so often in the past, many of them were involved one way or another in the arts, though on this occasion, she also included a few politicians and other famous people in public life. To celebrate Madame Yevonde's eightieth birthday and her sixty years in portrait photography, the Royal Photographic Society mounted an impressive retrospective exhibition consisting of about a hundred of her best images covering every aspect of her vast and memorable output. Her health had deteriorated during the organisation of the exhibition, and she had been in and out of hospital, but on the opening evening she was in sparkling form, and thoroughly enjoyed the limelight. The occasion was widely reported in the Press, including an excellent 5-page feature in the Observer colour magazine. Shortly after this, she was interviewed on television by David Frost, who coaxed a memorable performance out of her. The exhibition and the interview were a fitting tribute to her as an artist and a champion of women's rights, as well as a great pioneering spirit.

Despite failing health, Madame Yevonde continued working to within a few months of her death in December 1975. She will be remembered by all who knew her well as a born innovator and experimenter, and a pioneer of colour photography who, like all true pioneers, was not afraid to take enormous risks in the furtherance of their chosen goal. Her images are immediately recognisable, often highly original in their composition, strongly personal in flavour, and full of humanitarian sympathy. Though it is often not difficult to place them in their correct historical context, many of her images have that rare ability to completely transcend time. Her colour sense was unique, and her boundless imagination enabled her to deploy it with stunning effect. She was greatly respected by her fellow professionals for her innovation, imagination and the enthusiasm with which she set about everything she undertook. To all who knew her well, whether as friend, client or fellow professional, her abiding sense of fun and ready wit were among her most endearing traits. In a life full of creative activity, she more than lived up to her own oft-proclaimed motto 'Be original or die'.