Glamour is . . . a ballerina!
I've been reading the memoirs of Alexandra Danilova. She danced with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in the 20's, was a partner in life and in dance to George Balanchine, worked with sets and costumes designed by the likes of de Chirico, Picasso, Bakst, and Chanel... pretty glamourous stuff, right? I'm struck by the reality of her lifestyle, though- she just worked and practiced and performed non-stop. Her relationships and all of her experiences were defined by dance. I wonder if she experienced her life as glamorous. I wager not- most of the "successful" artists I have known work constantly, intensely, and seriously as well. They work and are driven to it by their search for aesthetic experience.
Well, it seems so cruel that the life of an artist can't be experienced in the same way it is percieved from the outside. Discipline is not glamorous. Glamour is in the eye of the beholder.