Quotations that match 'actress'.The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.
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Having this other career in music made me work harder as an actress. It's made me more professional.
[ Actress Career Harder Having Made More Music Other Professional Work]
An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
[ Actor Actress Anything Only Play Woman]
I remember feeling that Michael was extremely sensitive when it came to that moment. Most directors are and they usually rely, at least in my experience, on the actress to take over. And Michael is a gentleman.
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I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.
[ Actress Ego Forget Get Got Just Out Saying Some Star Thing Used Wanted Worked]
I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.
[ Actress Any Beauty Character Confidence Felt Still Young]
I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
[ Actresses Around Bored Did Never Pal Talk Tears Their Usually]
I'm a full-time mom right now and a part-time actress.
[ Actress Full-Time Mom Now Part-Time Right]
I am going to be a great actress.
[ Actress Am Going Great]
As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the idea of playing those in-between moments, the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see.
[ Actress Appeals Because Behavioral Idea In-Between Love Might Moments Normally Playing See Sort Stuff Those]
People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.
[ Actresses Because Become Dislike Else Often Pretend Someone Something Themselves]
All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress. Actually, all you've done is look like crap.
[ Actress Actually Brilliant Crap Done Everyone Film Look Thinks]
For an actress there is no greater gift than having a camera in front of you, listening to the most beautiful music in the world and just being looked at!
[ Actress Beautiful Being Camera Front Gift Greater Having Just Listening Looked Most Music Than World]
The best thing about being an actress is getting good concert tickets.
[ Actress Being Best Concert Getting Good Thing Tickets]
I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became.
[ Actress Became Bit Got Kind Never Pigeonholed Wanted]
TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary; with independent films, you just can't.
[ Actress Age Decent Films Go Independent Just Make Only Salary Sort Tv Way]
I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress.
[ Actress Been Believe Challenge Content Demanding Done Every Experience Far Had Helped Learning Mature Quality Role Roles Very]
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
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The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
[ Actress Become Career Difficult Known Looks Most Once Only Pretty Serious Seriously Start Take Then Thing Try Will Woman World Your]
Terry's mother worked in the film industry for many years. She always wanted him to marry an actress.
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I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame.
[ Actress Care Career College Determined Fame Feminist Get Money Out Political Respect Serious Thing Very Want Wanted]
That's the thing with animated films - I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.
[ Actresses Animated Better Compared Feel Films Get Normal Often Parts Puppets Thing Us]
At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in - with a vengeance.
[ Actresses Age Am Being Most Out Phased Vengeance]
I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one who has had many experiences with many directors and is willing to share some of her knowledge with me.
[ Actress Any Directors Experiences Had Her Knowledge Many Share Some Whom Willing Work]
The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St. James.
[ Actress Had Host James Know Named Second St Susan]
I do not admire young actresses whose foreheads cannot move.
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I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
[ Actress Lousy Out Remained Started]
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
[ Actresses Being Disliked Fear Hand More Other]
I don't know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It's more than talent and beauty. Maybe it's the audience seeing itself in you.
[ Actress Audience Beauty Itself Know Longevity Maybe More Secret Seeing Talent Than]
My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors.
[ Actress Better Competitors Entitled Excellent Hard Some Than Training Work]
An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
[ Actress Any Art Betrays Contempt Emotional False Fine Make Must Perceptions She Something Them Thought True Whose Woman]
Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements.
[ Act Acting Actress Excellent Give Go Had Look Matured Now Old Out Part Requirements Some Stage Supposing Take Too Wanted Were Woman Would Young]
The only actress they didn't test was Garbo. Must have been her accent.
[ Accent Actress Been Garbo Her Must Only Test]
We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
[ Actress Brooke Different Liberated Playing Roles She Teenager Using Were Woman]
I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.
[ Actress Because Black Especially Eyes Fighting Label Limiting Making Movies Simply Very]
I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.
[ Actresses Always Better Dealing Generally Had Inject Male Mind More Much Possibly Role Roles Than Think Truth Trying Writer Written]
There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career.
[ Actress Career Compel Forego Her Marriage Necessarily Reason Should Why]
There are a lot of great actresses out there. You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer.
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I'm the biggest nerd - I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things.
[ Actresses Any Biggest Books Boys Comic Doing Enjoyed Friends Girlfriend Growing Guy Had Love Most Nerd Only Stuff Such Things Tomboy Up Were]
Hollywood will accept actresses playing ten years older, but actors can play ten years younger.
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Oh, she didn't schlep me. I schlepped her, actually. I was the one who wanted to be an actress.
[ Actress Actually Her Oh She Wanted]
I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress. For me, it's all just one thing.
[ Actress Always Dancer Just Singer Thing Wanted]
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life.
[ Actress Business Dealt Emotions Life Nearly Such Them]
I've been a ballerina since I was two, but I've always wanted to be an actress.
[ Actress Always Ballerina Been Since Two Wanted]
Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.
[ Actress Analyze Betting Each Gambler Lost Make Making Picture Pictures Time Try Why Won]
I'm in so many Charles Bronson films because no other actress will work with him.
[ Actress Because Charles Films Him Many Other Will Work]
I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre. So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.
[ Accepted Actress Ago Broadway Building Career Chops Develop Figured Good Got Great Older Roles Started Theatre Theatrical Try Women Would Years]
People go 'You look a lot like Minnie Driver.' Once I said, 'Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.' But, it blew up in my face. This person said, 'Nah, didn't like the last movie she did.'
[ Actress Blew Did Driver Face Go Great Last Look Lot Minnie Movie Nah Once Person Said She Thanks Up]
I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that.
[ Actress Always Anything Because Becoming Being Bit Models Never Really Scared Thing Thought Well]
I've learned to take jobs as an actress that is meaningful to me because I've never taken a job for the money.
[ Actress Because Job Jobs Learned Meaningful Money Never Take Taken]
I look at being an actress as being like a mummy: You're bandaged up and preserved as soon as you start making other people money.
[ Actress Being Look Making Money Mummy Other Preserved Soon Start Up]
My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.
[ Actress Am Definite Fall Limitations Some Talents Think Versatile Within]
Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name is synonymous with bad acting, she's had it.
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I really always felt that I was going to be an actress. I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would do well from a very early age. I didn't know how tough the business is.
[ Actress Age Always Business Confidence Early Fact Felt Going Had How Know Lot Really Tough Very Well Would]
What I love about being an actress is being able to really look into myself and understand another human being.
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I never wanted to become an actress because I'd read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did.
[ Actress Because Become Did Great Just Literature More Never Read Really Said Seen Shakespeare Strange Things Understand Wanted Wanting Were Why]
You have actresses like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, who have roles specially written for them.
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From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
[ Action Actress Angelina Apart Approach Because Business Cinema Genre Intend Jolie More Movies Now Other Out Stands Woman]
As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part.
[ Actress Another Beat Part Right Whoever]
I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feel I've done it all.
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My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
[ Actress After Aggressive Ambition Being Biggest Bored Enough Never Run Strongly]
As an African American actress, there are people who have been staples in my life that opened a door that I can walk through. I hope that I can have that impact.
[ Actress African American Been Door Hope Impact Life Opened Through Walk]
I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.
[ Actresses Been Bored Child Day Everywhere Kids Know Life Never Particular Screwed See Think Totally Up Why]
I like to extend myself as an actress and David really helped me.
[ Actress David Extend Helped Myself Really]
I'm an actress, not a pin-up.
But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that.
[ Actress Being Big Cars Come Comfortable Driven Felt Gorgeous Having Never Outside Place Seen These]
I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star.
[ Actress Ambition Desire Star Work]
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
[ Absorbing Actor Actress Create Distinctive Every Passion Possessed Something Unique]
Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw. There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close, really close. But there was no magical epiphany.
[ Actress Actresses Been Close Epiphany Had Last Magical Many Really Saw Think Well Were Wonderful]
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
[ Actresses Century Greatest Hepburn Last Meryl Probably Two]
I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I stop being an actress when they say, 'cut'. I am a normal person outside of acting.
[ Acting Action Actress Am Being Cut Normal Only Outside Person Say Stop]
It's not that I don't want to become famous or that I'm obsessed by my work as an actress, but it's all about not limiting myself, such as putting myself in a little jail that I can escape from.
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I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
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At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.
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I'd say my happiest moment as an actress came when I learned I'd won the Look Magazine Best Supporting Actress Award for 1956 in The Killing.
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I don't enjoy the life of an actress, but I don't want to go into that.
[ Actress Enjoy Go Into Life Want]
It was really fun being in Tara's trailer, working on my lines. Tara is such an amazing actress. She's so good at what she does. I learned a lot from watching her.
[ Actress Amazing Being Does Fun Good Her Learned Lines Lot Really She Such Trailer Watching Working]
I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York, because that's what I know about. One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
[ Actresses Because Disappears Go Know Lost Man New Novel Picked Reality Touch Two Up Writing York]
Anne Baxter was a very good actress, Donna Reid was great. You couldn't name an actress I wasn't crazy about.
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In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded.
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If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.
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Jodie Foster may continue to outwardly ignore me for the rest of my life, but I have made her one of the most famous actresses in the world.
[ Actresses Continue Famous Foster Her Ignore Jodie Life Made May Most Outwardly Rest World]
I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit.
[ Actress Bit Feel Sings]
Demi Moore is a terrific woman and a hell of an actress.
[ Actress Hell Moore Terrific Woman]
It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don't know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
[ Actresses Being Exhaust Forward Go Know Look Movie Naked Need Something Think Through Why Yourself]
I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress.
[ Actress Being Choose Did Especially Fact Gay Life Live Terrifying Thing Whether]
I went through the process of auditioning like every other struggling actress in this town.
[ Actress Auditioning Every Other Process Struggling Through Town Went]
Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress.
[ Actress After Between Difficult Grandmothers Love Play Ten Those Until Woman Years]
I'm a more mature actress now.
[ Actress Mature More Now]
Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.
[ Actress Being Films Look Looked Never Physical Started Thing Very Way Would]
I didn't know whether I wanted to be an actress or a singer then.
[ Actress Know Singer Then Wanted Whether]
I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
[ Actress Being Daughter Director Ethic Father Get Great Inspiring Know Later Learn Learnt Much Other Pressures Real Until Work]
There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field. There isn't as rich a field of material.
[ Actresses Field Material Really Rich Talented Wonderfully]
An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
[ Actress Always Aside Audience Because Cannot Career Compelling Emotions Gift Her Joyous Loves Married Merriment Moving Public Satisfied Set She Simply Tears Tribute Whole Work]
I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
[ Actress Always Fan Genre Get Go Hanging Head Horror Into Movies Posters Scary Shows Sign Thread Want Wanted]
Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received. This gave me a new point of view and a new respect for my work as an actress.
[ Actress Called Christmas Did Film Gave Lately New Point Received Respect View Want Well Work]
When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
[ Act Actress Any Desire Famous How Just Learn Out Started Wanted]
I felt totally released from the need to make it as an actress. I had experienced complete fulfillment in something that had nothing to do with me being in the spotlight.
[ Actress Being Complete Experienced Felt Fulfillment Had Make Need Nothing Released Something Spotlight Totally]
People think, 'Wow, you're an actress, so people must be really nice to you and kiss your ass.' NOBODY kisses my ass.
[ Actress Ass Kiss Kisses Must Nice Nobody Really Think Wow Your]
I'm a character actress.
[ Actress Character]
It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress.
[ Actress Almost Because Considered Doing Down Remain Stepping Television Theater Turned Wanted Were]
Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there.
[ Actor Actress Card Career Commercial Difficult Get Guild Into Miami Moved New Obtaining Sag Screen Since Started Successful Television Too York]
I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision.
[ Actress Anyone Became Choices Chooses Condemn Decision Fine Know Lets Made Making Reason Right Roles Says Someone Stops Their Those]
The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing.
[ Actress Day Decided Frustrating Most Sing Singer Suddenly Thing Up Wanted Woke]
Some actresses seem to thrive on chaos, and I've often wondered if they felt they had to be that way in order to perform well?
[ Actresses Chaos Felt Had Often Order Perform Seem Some Thrive Way Well Wondered]
If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
[ Actress American Audience Help Really Theater Want]
You can't be a model at age 60, but you certainly can be an actress.
[ Actress Age Certainly Model]
Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
[ Acting Actress Admire Appreciate Art Began First Good Later Most Out Say Started Taste Very Well Would]
I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
I'm not a movie star. I'm just an actress.
[ Actress Just Movie Star]
The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
[ Actress Admirer Beautiful Beauty Big Grow Marked Morals Notoriously Object Physique Pride Resemblance Stage Suggests Their Very Women]
I don't have any regrets. When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets.
[ Actress Angeles Any Back Become College Look Los Moved Quit Regrets Would]
Money's not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don't want to be a big studio actress. I don't want to be in the limelight.
[ Acknowledgement Actress Big Important Limelight Money Movie Star Studio Want]
If you didn't know that I am an actress, I don't think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter. She's 16, so of course I bore her.
[ Actress Am Bore Cook Could Course Daughter Her Know Lifestyle She Tell Think]
And I'm not an actress. I don't think I am an actress. I think I've created a brand and a business.
[ Actress Am Brand Business Created Think]
I'm not an actress. I just have to be myself.
[ Actress Just Myself]
I'm a pretty girl who's a model who doesn't suck as an actress.
[ Actress Girl Model Pretty Suck]
There's a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It's not easy to get a good job with good actors.
[ Actors Actresses Age Easy Elite Get Good Group Job Small Very Want Work]
You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.
[ Acting Actress Because Become Being Concentrated Fascinating Know Very Yourself]
I want to do everything right now! This very minute. I am impatient, but yes I have goals. To be a real well-respected actress whom people know they can rely on to do a good job... whether they like me as a person or not!
[ Actress Am Everything Goals Good Impatient Job Know Minute Now Person Real Rely Right Very Want Whether Whom Yes]
I would like to remain an actress, but am very anxious to direct and produce.
[ Actress Am Anxious Direct Produce Remain Very Would]
In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I'm over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
[ Actress Attracting Because Blanche Every Go Most Now Odd Over Roles Teens Those Twenties Want Wanted Which Would]
As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all.
[ Actress Did Emotion Feel Show Trained]
I find it very difficult to be two different characters at the same time - actress and mother.
[ Actress Characters Different Difficult Find Mother Same Time Two Very]
Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?"
[ Actress Cameos Cannot Doing Fact Films Know Last Love Many Mean Myself Now Old Opportunities Picture Position Privileged Right Saying Stop Woman Working]
I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.
[ Actress Become Character Had Means Myself Phrase Think Which]
I wanted to become a model and an actress.
[ Actress Become Model Wanted]
When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.
[ Actress Become Career Courage Energy Had Owe Stop Straight Using Will]
I don't really like dressing up. Some people probably think actresses dress up everywhere they go. I'm in sweatpants half the time with my hair in a ponytail.
[ Actresses Dress Dressing Everywhere Go Hair Half Probably Really Some Think Time Up]
I'm not an actress, you know. I don't know what's going on. And I'm supposed to be the villain.
[ Actress Going Know Supposed Villain]
I think that's what's great about being an actress is you get to learn so many different things like that, like learning a little bit of Tibetan here, learning a Southern accent there.
[ Accent Actress Being Bit Different Get Great Here Learn Learning Little Many Southern Things Think Tibetan]
As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting is really just to please the director. I just want to please my director.
[ Acting Actress Director Enjoyable Find Just Most Part Please Really Want]
I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
[ Actresses Complain Dumb Get Most Paid Really Smart Us]
Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better.
[ Acting Actor Actress Better Different Everybody Getting Just Know Something Them Themselves Think Understanding Watch]
Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.
[ Actors Actresses America Appear Artists Big Challenge Companies Country Go Grants Hamlets Major May Never Person Rarely Sprawling Touring Towns Where Will Writers]
You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he'd be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn't serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else.
[ Actresses Back Convincing Dating Else Father Going Had Him Hollywood Know Mother Parents Saying Serious Something Telling Them Thing Would]
Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play.
[ Actress Beautiful Characters Deep Difficult Find Movies Now Play Really Teenagers Very]
I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress.
[ Actress Alcoholism Before Cop Covering During Especially First Going Great Her Job Never Opportunity Particular Performance Played Role Season She Thru]
A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling entitled to your artistic opinion, feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it.
[ Able Actress Artistic Being Big Entitled Feeling Means Opinion Part Something Specifically Stand Your]
I wanted to be a theater actress, but I thought it would be easier to get to New York and the theater if I had a name than if I just walked the streets as a little girl from California.
[ Actress California Easier Get Girl Had Just Little Name New Streets Than Theater Thought Walked Wanted Would York]
Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most actors and actresses face until they get noticed, but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
[ Actors Actresses Always Capabilities Challenges Confident Face Faced Get Most Myself Noticed Sure Troubles Until]
Everybody thinks about Bo Derek as being this extravagant looking lady but she is also a wonderful actress.
[ Actress Also Being Bo Derek Everybody Extravagant Lady Looking She Thinks Wonderful]
It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future.
[ Actress Also Easily Fall Films Finding Future Good Interesting Into Just Lap Made Material Most Only Out Parts Positive Pretty Question Recently Roles Your]
I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage. She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage. She must care more for her art or for her husband.
[ Actress Art Cannot Care Happy Her Husband Leave Married Marries More Must Remains She Should Stage Think]
Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him.
[ Actresses Film Him Intense Knew Loved Truffaut Very Wanted]
I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to be a model.
[ Actress Model Wanted]
I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
[ Actress Commitment Difference Films Made Make Move Myself Wanted]
Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks.
[ Actress Athletic Body Essential Even Free Incredible Just Language Small Talks Use Violence Voice Way Your]
I've had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you don't, she just completely overpowers you.
[ Actresses Because Best Bring Completely Enjoyable Forces Had Holmes Incredibly Just Katie Market More Now Opportunity Really Right She Stuff Table Think Which Work Your]
I'm an actress who likes a strong, communicative director.
[ Actress Communicative Director Likes Strong]
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
[ Actress Brains Face Figure Grace Hide Macaulay Memory Must Rhinoceros She Success Venus]
I really enjoy acting. At home I can't even finish a sentence, and here I am reading these wonderful lines. I think it must be every housewife's dream, to be an actress part-time.
[ Acting Actress Am Dream Enjoy Even Every Finish Here Home Housewife Lines Must Part-Time Reading Really Sentence These Think Wonderful]
I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is.
[ Actresses Film Going Here Industry Insult Just Lighting Really Seems Sinful Talking Tv Whole]
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
[ Actress Convince First Maybe Myself Person Prove Then Trying]
I think I'm a better actress for having friends and interests outside the theatre. I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time.
[ Actors Actress Better Friends Having Interests Life Live Other Outside Surrounded Theatre Think Time Want]
For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn, the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all. But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
[ Actress Aside Beautiful Common Compared Compliment Curves Little Marilyn Most Unforgettable Very]
Anybody can say she's an actress. It's another thing to get a job.
[ Actress Another Anybody Get Job Say She Thing]
I want to be an actress, not a personality.
[ Actress Personality Want]
At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer.
[ Actress Asked Course Early Everyone Grew Said School Silly Things Up Wanted Writer]
I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
[ Actress Afterward Before Being Cry Every Hated Idea Performance Throw Up Used Whole]
You can tell when an actor or actress cares about their work. It's really clear.
[ Actor Actress Cares Clear Really Tell Their Work]
I actually made an effort to reject acting, to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have, like, a silly person.
[ Acting Actress Actually Because Body Effort Kids Made Out Person Reject Shove Silly Want]
Hitch suggested a name actress to play Marion because the bigger the star the more unbelievable it would be that we would kill her.
[ Actress Because Bigger Her Hitch Kill Marion More Name Play Star Suggested Unbelievable Would]
I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.
[ Actress Character Create Play]
He didn't maintain my illusion of myself, he gave me an illusion of myself. Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress. Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way!
[ Actress Before Boy Gave Great Him Illusion Maintain Met Myself Never Sidetracked Thought Way]
I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
[ Actress Any Hated Made Other Singing Think Wanted Way]
My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory. I have seen it six or seven times, and I still cry.
[ Actress Bette Cry Dark Davis Favorite Seen Seven Six Still Times Victory]
There are two things in life that I really wanted to do: be an actress, and to be in skin care, and I've gotten to do both of them.
[ Actress Both Care Gotten Life Really Skin Them Things Two Wanted]
When you're a regular gal, you look in the rearview mirror, and in the bright daylight you see that line around your mouth, but when you're an actress and you see that line up on the big screen, it's, like, seven feet long.
[ Actress Around Big Bright Daylight Feet Gal Line Long Look Mirror Mouth Rearview Regular Screen See Seven Up Your]
Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right.
[ Actress Almost Hesitate Hire Impossible Matter Minute Power Right Subject Talented Today Unless Were Woman Writer]
I play a character every day of my life, and I don't want to play a character as myself. They can judge me as an actress, not as a person. I'm not a spokeswoman for Anna.
[ Actress Anna Character Day Every Judge Life Myself Person Play Want]
I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress.
[ Actress Ashamed Being Difficult Explain Find Quite]
You're always compared to someone, especially when you're a French actress.
[ Actress Always Compared Especially French Someone]
I am an actress and acting is my passion... period!
[ Acting Actress Am Passion Period]
I got all the schooling any actress needs. That is, I learned to write enough to sign contract.
[ Actress Any Contract Enough Got Learned Needs Schooling Sign Write]
Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.
[ Actress Actually Always Bad Because Bore Difficult Fad Girl Girls Good Had Luck More Play Playing Require Roles Think]
I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
[ Actress Ever Father Grew Manhattan Playwright Since Stage Up Wanted]
It was a lot of fun being a child actress. It suited me. I don't think it suits everybody, but I was in it because I had a passion, not because my parents wanted me to make money. If other kids want to do it, and they really like acting, go for it.
[ Acting Actress Because Being Child Everybody Fun Go Had Kids Lot Make Money Other Parents Passion Really Suited Suits Think Want Wanted]
I don't act in the way other actresses act, in terms of building or creating a character. I don't transform myself into the role, I invest myself in the role.
[ Act Actresses Building Character Creating Into Invest Myself Other Role Terms Transform Way]
When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand.
[ Actress Every Felt Grand Had Lessons Paris Play School Sort Special Taken Very]
The acting was first. As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer.
[ Acting Actress Back Came First Singer Teenager Then]
I think of myself as a journeyman actress. I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off. It could be almost anything.
[ Actress Almost Anything Attempt Bring Could Journeyman Myself Off Think Will]
I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
[ Actress Anyone Intrude Life Right Separate Think Woman Would Your]
I work with Sally and I can see Sally doing that. She is very aggressive. Very fun loving and charming... and pushy in a very competitive way and a very healthy way and a very good actress.
[ Actress Aggressive Charming Competitive Doing Fun Good Healthy Loving Pushy Sally See She Very Way Work]
I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
[ Actors Actresses Admire Because Been Big Different Fan Know Lot Musicians Whose Works]
The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title.
[ Actress Always Description Job Less Seemed Than Title Word]
I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That's why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I'm not going to be cast again.
[ Actors Actresses Again Case Cast Desperate Employed Feel Going Incredibly Just Know Lucky Many Sometimes Why]
Then a year would go by and I'd realize I love the acting too much and it is my identity and I don't know how to be anything but an actress. It's who and what I am, so I always come back.
[ Acting Actress Always Am Anything Back Come Go How Identity Know Love Much Realize Then Too Would Year]
I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.
[ Actress Anne Ask Bancroft Face Fall Get Going Into Mother Raised Said Those Turn Watched Women Work]
Alison Lohman is an amazing actress. I was so proud to work with her.
[ Actress Alison Amazing Her Proud Work]
And they didn't have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms, they were real people. I think that's why so many actresses were attracted to it. And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much, right off the bat.
[ Actresses Attracted Bat Could Er Get Identify Into Just Legal Lot Many Much Off Problems Real Right Speak Talk Terms Think Were Why]
I never had any desire to become a well-known actress.
[ Actress Any Become Desire Had Never Well-Known]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that.
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters, everything feels possible.
[ Actress Another Anything Because Characters Could Different Everything Feel Feels Job Maybe Playing Possible Sometimes]
The only other thing that interested me as a kid was being a bricklayer. So if I hadn't become an actress, I would probably be a bricklayer.
[ Actress Become Being Bricklayer Hadn Interested Kid Only Other Probably Thing Would]
Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress.
[ Actress Artist Court Know Law Means Next Remember Worst]
I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world.
[ Actress Beautiful Cooper Diana Edith Evans Look Marvelous Most She Think Woman World]
I look to longevity. I just consider myself an actress and getting good roles. If being a 'superstar' gets me good roles, then that's a positive thing. But my goal isn't just to be a superstar. It's to act for a long time.
[ Act Actress Being Consider Gets Getting Goal Good Just Long Longevity Look Myself Positive Roles Superstar Then Thing Time]
What's the classical moment that every actor or actress deals with? A tragic thing. They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes. But in life, it's not that way.
[ Actor Actress Blank Classical Deals Every Eyes Faraway Get Life Look Moment Their Thing Tragic Way]
The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress.
[ Actress After America Bank Behind Being Chosen College Dallas Dog Factory Field Food Going Graduate Graduating Having Impetus Met Point School Spent Success Which Working Year]
You know I'm an actress, not just a funny lady.
[ Actress Funny Just Know Lady]
My favorite actresses were Geraldine Paige, Anne Bancroft and Kim Stanley.
[ Actresses Anne Bancroft Favorite Geraldine Kim Paige Stanley Were]
Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
[ Actresses Before Better Doubtful Dressed Ever Groomed Increasingly Models Professional Ranks Recruited Result Stars Than Though Today]
I don't know what would have been worse: If Mira had come home one day to say she was gay or an actress.
[ Actress Been Come Day Gay Had Home Know Say She Worse Would]
From the time I was very young, maybe five or six, I thought a lot about being an actress. I didn't tell my friends about my ambitions, though, especially when I got older, because I thought they would not receive them well. I never talked about what I wanted to do.
[ Actress Ambitions Because Being Especially Five Friends Got Lot Maybe Never Older Receive Six Talked Tell Them Though Thought Time Very Wanted Well Would Young]
The only thing that I could think of to do was to be an actress.
[ Actress Could Only Thing Think]
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was.
[ Actress Dancer Die Going Just Knew Know Life Movies Perform Singer Trying Wanted]
It was scary, and I knew what it was like to be an unemployed actress again.
[ Actress Again Knew Scary Unemployed]
At some point we have to stop and say, There's Marlee, not, There's the deaf actress.
[ Actress Deaf Point Say Some Stop]
I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.
[ Actresses Bring Different Explain Instincts Interesting Just Keeps Lot Much Never Obvious Reasons Scene Their Them Women Working]
Ten years ago, it was really difficult for a young actress to walk onto a set and disagree with the director and having that be OK and have a conversation about it and everyone be cool with it.
[ Actress Ago Conversation Cool Difficult Director Disagree Everyone Having Ok Onto Really Set Ten Walk Years Young]
I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model.
[ Actress City Experience Had Happier Model Than]
I don't want to say, 'This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.' I want to leave it open. I'm not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini.
[ Actress Bikini Desperate Dying Five Get Going Im Leave Matter Movie Open Say Star Want Where Years]
Most of the top actors and actresses may be working in ten or twelve films at the same time, so they will give one director two hours and maybe shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening. It happens.
[ Actors Actresses Bombay Director Evening Films Give Happens Hours Madras May Maybe Morning Most Same Shoot Ten Time Top Twelve Two Will Working]
In government, one actress is enough.
[ Actress Enough Government]
I love Joan Collins. She's a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She's such a good actress.
[ Actress Collins Courage Good Joan Lady Love She Such Wonderful]
Don't get married to an actress because they're also actresses in bed.
[ Actress Actresses Also Because Bed Get Married]
My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Funny
[ Actress Against Being Frank Her Introduced Mother Sinatra Until]
But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited can sometimes turn against you: nobody thinks of you as a director, you are always an actress.
[ Actress Against Always Director Enjoyed Exploited Nobody Privileges Sometimes Thinks Turn]
Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped, because I realize the needs.
[ Actress Because Becoming Been Before Having Helped Needs Producer Realize]
I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
[ Actress Another Assumed Dance Dancing Even Fool Got Knew Lady Man Out Press Rest Saw Since Town Very Well Whole]
I've been very lucky. I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have the drive to sell myself. Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who kept me going from job to job.
[ Actress Agent Been Drive Fortunately Going Had Job Kept Lucky Myself New Really Sell Terrific Very Wanted York]
When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.
[ Actresses Agent Had Host Lawyer Now Out Protect Publicist Sharks Starting Studio System Them Young Your]
I think if you work as an actress and are supposed as a character to be in love with some actor, then to some extent you do have to be in love with him.
[ Actor Actress Character Extent Him Love Some Supposed Then Think Work]
Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
[ Actor Actress Devil Great Husband Lousy Seen Show]
It's a great time to be an actress at this point in my life.
[ Actress Great Life Point Time]
I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too.
[ Actress Appeal Audience Because Berry Damn Does Good Halle Know Moment Obvious Only Popular Quality Say She Star Too Woman]
I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect for the experience and body of work of an actress that they don't sell out to the new ones.
[ Actress Body Enough Europeans Experience New Ones Out Respect Sell Think Tradition Work]
If I wasn't an actress I would run a fortune 500 company.
[ Actress Company Fortune Run Would]
Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy.
[ Actress Being Ecstasy Motion Picture Pitch]
If I only dated actresses, I'd be a very lonely man.
[ Actresses Dated Lonely Man Only Very]
I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
[ Actress Am Being Fake False Film Life Lived Publicity Star Such Values]
I've grown up so much here. It's been two years. I've become a woman here, I've become an actress here.
[ Actress Become Been Grown Here Much Two Up Woman Years]
Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.
[ Actress Amazing Another Bad Get Had Herself Jessica Look Make Pathetic Prove Really Respect Rule She Talent Thing Ugly]
I wanted to start with a very small role, to get my feet wet. I'm sure I'm not as good or as experienced as other actresses, but everybody has to start somewhere.
[ Actresses Everybody Experienced Feet Get Good Other Role Small Somewhere Start Sure Very Wanted Wet]
The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say.
[ Actress Die Doctor Doctors Dramatic Had Him Just Might Must Poor Risks Say Surgery Talking Tell Thing Very]
Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families.
[ Actress Being Biggest Change Dollars Families Feel Gay Give Millions Organizations Out Outside Own Perception Their Way]
I don't want to be famous as a movie star and have the whole world love me, I want to be a creative actress.
[ Actress Creative Famous Love Movie Star Want Whole World]
The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films.
[ Actors Actresses Awards Films Great Receive Roles]
Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
[ Actresses Addiction Everybody Everyone Friends Gross Models Pains Realize See Still Understand]
Being a human being is all about experiencing all of the wonders of the world and therefore as an actress, I'm open to any opportunity that may enrich my horizon.
[ Actress Any Being Enrich Experiencing Horizon Human May Open Opportunity Therefore Wonders World]
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
[ Actress Machine Money Treat]
Someone I've always admired is Catherine O'Hara... I think she's one of the best actresses in the country, not only comedy. I just think she's just a step aside from everybody, she's just wonderful.
[ Actresses Admired Always Aside Best Catherine Comedy Country Everybody Hara Just Only She Someone Step Think Wonderful]
When I told my mother that I wanted to be an actress, she said, you can't live here and do that, and so I moved out. I was determined to prove her wrong because she was so sure that I was going to go astray. And that's the juice that kept me going.
[ Actress Astray Because Determined Go Going Her Here Juice Kept Live Mother Moved Out Prove Said She Sure Told Wanted Wrong]
Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
[ Acting Actress Became Fact First Freedom Get Just Kind Love Much Overly Place Probably Psychological Refuge Well Why]
I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career.
[ Actress Career Curtis Early Even Felt Her Jamie Lee Loved She Wonderful Working]
I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.
[ Actress After Along Always Back Become Did Everything Go His John Just Looking Never Oh Paddling Regret Right Side Supported Thought Walked Why]
Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress.
[ Actress Become Girl New Over Picture Television]
I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn't know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy.
[ Actress Admire Career Comedy Emma Her Know Love Much Recently Started Thompson Until Whole]
I first wanted to be an actress after seeing a play - not a movie.
[ Actress After First Movie Play Seeing Wanted]
As an actress, there's nothing worse than not knowing your cues.
[ Actress Cues Knowing Nothing Than Worse Your]
I think I can be beautiful with all the little stuff done, and I can be ugly. A lot of attractive actresses can't be ugly.
[ Actresses Attractive Beautiful Done Little Lot Stuff Think Ugly]
We were the laughingstock of that first season... It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
[ Actress Award Favorite First Great Guide Later Received Relish Season Several Television Tv Were Years]
I don't see myself being an actress forever.
[ Actress Being Forever Myself See]
The inability to listen and to depict in the countenance what others have said has spoiled many a good actress.
[ Actress Countenance Depict Good Inability Listen Many Others Said Spoiled]
No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth.
[ Actress Amount Loss Make Part Skill Up Youth]
I made up my mind to be an actress when I was 4 years old.
[ Actress Made Mind Old Up Years]
I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I always played the mom and I played my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.
[ Actress Always Around Daughter Ever Girl House Instead Just Little Mom Movies Played Since Sister Television Wanted]
I just don't want to be known as the actress who can sing. I want to be known as the singer who can act, too. It's great cross-promotion.
[ Act Actress Great Just Known Sing Singer Too Want]
The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions.
[ Actress Because Been Chances Different Emotions Journey Joy Many Now Play Road She Such Taken Travelled Up]
I started off as a model and struggled for some time until I got a break as an actress. I was too stubborn to let go and was sure I was in the right place at the right time. I just fought and I think that's how I am where I am today.
[ Actress Am Break Fought Go Got How Just Model Off Place Right Some Started Struggled Stubborn Sure Think Time Today Too Until Where]
I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.
[ Actors Actresses Always Because Being Central Culture Entertainment Entire Even Factor Glamour Harder Hollywood Idea Looks Only Our Sold Sort Think Via Whole World Young Youth]
If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately, all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers, they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is.
[ Actresses Covers Emulate Glamour Going Just Lately Looked Magazines Models Those Try Way]
And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground.
[ Actress Agree Always Attorney Because Character District Ground High Might Moral Myself Play Portray Take Tell Trying Viewpoint While]
I used up every cent I earned as an actress.
[ Actress Cent Earned Every Up Used]
I don't know who the actresses all are. I've never heard of Kate but I'm sure she'll do fine.
[ Actresses Fine Heard Kate Know Never She Sure]
I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career.
[ Act Actress Career Convincing Defend Even Had Lawyer Motivation Never Role Same Supposed Thought]
I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one.
[ Actress Back Best Conscious Decision Ever Famous Lived Made Most Rather Than Then Would]
I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven.
[ Actress Been Driven Life Never Overly Showbusiness]
Susan is just great. I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.
[ Actress Biased Great Just Know She Susan]
My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.
[ Actress Drag Mother Reading She Theater Used]
I remember when I first started in the business, I lost a lot of friends. Some were jealous, some were annoyed at the fact that I was an actress.
[ Actress Annoyed Business Fact First Friends Jealous Lost Lot Remember Some Started Were]
Always wanted to be an actress or work with animals and now I get to do both.
[ Actress Always Animals Both Get Now Wanted Work]
Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success. Movies
[ Actress Couple Give Make Overnight Success Years]
I'm not skinny for the wrong reasons. It's not because I'm bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I'm actually overweight.
[ Actresses Actually Age Anorexic Because Compared Doing Lot Overweight Reasons Skinny Wrong]
It takes two years on the stage for an actor or an actress to learn how to speak correctly and to manage his voice properly, and it takes about ten years to master the subtle art of being able to hold one's audience.
[ Able Actor Actress Art Audience Being Correctly His Hold How Learn Manage Master Properly Speak Stage Subtle Takes Ten Two Voice Years]
I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
[ Actress Got Grandfather Great Had Her Inherited Kid Knew London Lot Mother Politician She Sort Started Talent Think]
That's why I'm an actress - escaping into a world.
[ Actress Escaping Into Why World]
There were many good actresses in my time like Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, but I was the only dancer.
[ Actresses Dancer Debbie Good Jane Many Only Powell Reynolds Time Were]
Obviously, I'm not a trained actress, and right now I'll come out and say I'm glad I'm not.
[ Actress Come Glad Now Obviously Out Right Say Trained]
So now I feel I'm lucky in the respect that I can sort of pick a little more carefully, which is tricky because as a black actress, there aren't that many roles to pick from.
[ Actress Because Black Carefully Feel Little Lucky Many More Now Pick Respect Roles Sort Tricky Which]
I hope Britney doesn't get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it's me. Lindsey would never say that. She's an actress first. It's just a bonus that she can dance and sing.
[ Actress Better Bonus Britney Bummed Dance First Get Hope Just Never Out Say Saying She Sing Singer Would]
I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.
[ Actress Am Goes Happiness Happy Life Lives Lonely Many Memories Woman]
Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side. In our case, the dynamic is reversed. The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone.
[ Actor Actress Bring Case Dynamic Her Himself Male Modelled Normally Our Out Playing Reversed Sharon Side Stone Work]
Many actresses do that kind of shoot when they are in their early 20s but I didn't think I had anything to worry about so I decided to go for it. I was very pleased with the results and it was also nice to surprise a few people.
[ Actresses Also Anything Decided Early Few Go Had Kind Many Nice Pleased Results Shoot Surprise Their Think Very Worry]
You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene - which it is. You're doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set.
[ Act Actresses Always Around Cameras Doing Flying Hear How Lights Love Scene Set Sex Talk These Which]
I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way.
[ Actress Becomes Beginning Certain Eventually Ever Exist Function How Know Living Make Matter More Out Say Social Survive Want Way Yourself]
Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?
[ Actress Being Dreamt Fantasies Man Never Tune Woman]
Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
[ Actor Actresses Arms Brain Cells Conscious Eye Get Good How Life Look Never Other Overly Point Precious Respond Starve Them Way Where Will Wind Work Your Yourself]
There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
[ Actress American Anything Coming Even Explain Film Grateful See Soldier Something Them]
My mother told me never explain, never complain. Even as a young actress, I determined I would never give personal interviews, since they made me so uncomfortable.
[ Actress Complain Determined Even Explain Give Interviews Made Mother Never Personal Since Told Uncomfortable Would Young]
I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress.
[ Actress Became Before Fan Game Played Them Video]
If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.
[ Actress Everyone Hot Musician Thinks]
I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
[ Actors Actress Again Career Careers Character Life Movie Plain Simple Stars Then Work Worry]
As a brunette, I had previously been this serious actress. Then I became a blonde and got to play a completely different, comic role.
[ Actress Became Been Blonde Brunette Comic Completely Different Got Had Play Previously Role Serious Then]
Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department.
[ Actresses Big Department Good Hollywood Just Looks Names Personality Products Publicity Really Sense Sold Stars True Were Weren]
I got my dailies every day, although I couldn't always look at them because I was usually preparing for the next day's shoot, both as an actress and as the director.
[ Actress Although Always Because Both Dailies Day Director Every Got Look Next Preparing Shoot Them Usually]
After all the work I've done, why should I suddenly be treated as a bona fide actress?
[ Actress After Bona Done Fide Should Suddenly Treated Why Work]
My favorite actresses are Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Julie Andrews.
[ Actresses Andrews Cameron Diaz Favorite Julia Julie Roberts]
As an actress, I have to be objective about myself. If I don't criticize myself, there are plenty who will do a find job of it for me!
[ Actress Criticize Find Job Myself Objective Plenty Will]
I told him that I can play it if he wanted to write it, and I would be willing to try and go there emotionally. I did not know as an actress if I would be able to get there, because when you feel really deep emotions or pain, you don't want to go back there.
[ Able Actress Back Because Deep Did Emotionally Emotions Feel Get Go Him Know Pain Play Really Told Try Want Wanted Willing Would Write]
The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
[ Actress Actresses Amps Corrupt Could Distribution Making Maybe Money Movies Off Sell Shoes Some Stepped System Trouble Turned Up]
Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
[ Actress Important Most Personality Success Thing]
I didn't want to become an actress because the competition with my mother would have been to much to live up to.
[ Actress Because Become Been Competition Live Mother Much Up Want Would]
I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It's really funny the way that some people don't give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly.
[ Actress Badly Being Credit Driven Enough Funny Give Haley Kids Named Older Really She Sister Some Things Wanted Wanting Way]
A film is a director's vision... there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have.
[ Actor Actress Director Film However Input Much Vision]
Every actress has a line she'll draw, where she'll say, This I will do and this I won't. For me, everything has to be important to the story and the director has to be able to tell me why.
[ Able Actress Director Draw Every Everything Important Line Say She Story Tell Where Why Will Won]
I'm not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I'm an actress when I'm not working.
[ Actress Always Because Easily Forget Meet Nicest Person Very Working]
I didn't choose to be an actress.
[ Actress Choose]
Do you know how many plastic surgeries are done to the actors and actresses in Hollywood?
[ Actors Actresses Done Hollywood How Know Many Plastic Surgeries]
When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing.
[ Actresses Bound Characters Chemistry Developing Together Two While]
I'm just a pack mule. I've played leads and I've played character roles. Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs, the leads thin.
[ Actress Age Any Character Climbs Hollywood Just Leads Mule Pack Played Roles Tell Thin Will Your]
There was no way I could live in Hollywood and not become an actress.
[ Actress Become Could Hollywood Live Way]
It hasn't been smooth or delightful every minute, there were lean years and rough years, but it's been exciting and good and I'm thrilled to be an actress and a singer and to have spent my life this way.
[ Actress Been Delightful Every Exciting Good Hasn Lean Life Minute Rough Singer Smooth Spent Thrilled Way Were Years]
I like exposing myself. There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me. I'm the kind of actress who absolutely believes in exposing herself.
[ Absolutely Actress Awful Believes Embarrasses Exposing Herself Kind Lot Myself]
It didn't matter as much because I'm a singer, not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a way now than when I first came on the scene, because I'm part black.
[ Acceptable Actress Because Black Came Face First Matter More Much Now Part Scene Singer Than Way]
Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.
[ Actress Being Great Having Kind Legacy Lucky Overshadowed Some Totally Well Yale]
I never wondered whether I should be a stage actress or a movie actress.
[ Actress Movie Never Should Stage Whether Wondered]
Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks.
[ Actress Because Different Glamorous Grow Irreversible Risks Take Things Try Want]
An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent.
[ Actress Ego Her Lose Must Never She Talent Without]
Why, when I was a child, I didn't say, as most children do, that I was going to become an actress. I felt that I was an actress and no one could have convinced me that I wasn't!
[ Actress Become Child Children Convinced Could Felt Going Most Say Why]
I'm only realizing now that I was a child actress because I always took myself so seriously.
[ Actress Always Because Child Myself Now Only Realizing Seriously Took]
As an actress, you're already disregarded for a lot of the parts by the people who are setting up those shows. You don't need your agent to be doing the same.
[ Actress Agent Already Disregarded Doing Lot Need Parts Same Setting Shows Those Up Your]
I'd wanted to be an actress my whole life, that was my goal, that was all I cared about.
[ Actress Cared Goal Life Wanted Whole]
I'm just an actress. They try to give me as little information as possible.
[ Actress Give Information Just Little Possible Try]
I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
[ Absorb Actor Actress Best Cannot Denzel Living Oscar Where World]
I know Raft did have some genuine affairs with actresses.
[ Actresses Affairs Did Genuine Know Raft Some]
My sister wanted to be an actress, but she never made it. She does live in a trailer. She got halfway. She's an actress, she just never gets called to the set.
[ Actress Called Does Gets Got Halfway Just Live Made Never Set She Sister Trailer Wanted]
That's why I'm an actress, to do something completely opposite from myself.
[ Actress Completely Myself Opposite Something Why]
An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.
[ Actor Actress Less Man More Something Than While Woman]
The only thing I like about being an actress is acting.
[ Acting Actress Being Only Thing]
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
[ Actress Brains Face Figure Grace Hide Macaulay Memory Must Rhinoceros She Success Venus]
I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am.
[ Acting Actress Am Because Chance Could Days Directing Guess Here Just Meant Never Quit Something Study Suppose Those Waited Wanted While Would Writing]
This war is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous.
[ Actress Dangerous Getting Less More Old War]
Security has no place in the life of an actress.
[ Actress Life Place Security]
I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan.
[ Actor Actress Because Benefit Conditions Doubt Every Everyone Fan Give Know Never Psychotic Root Single Sports Them Working World]
For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses.
[ Actresses Career Most Other Played Roles Were Written]
I don't like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I'm a teen actress and therefore I'm competing against Hilary Duff. We're different people like everyone else.
[ Actress Against Anyone Being Class Compared Competing Different Duff Else Everyone Hilary Someone Teen Therefore]
As an actress, there were so many months, years even, when I didn't get work, when I wanted to quit.
[ Actress Even Get Many Months Quit Wanted Were Work Years]
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
[ Actress Always Beautiful Big Bother Constantly Desire Else Every Film Had Out Play Somebody Your]
It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention.
[ Actress Actually Attention Because Being Hard Quite]
In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform.
[ Actress Address Afford Being Career Could Decide Early Experiences Issues Just Luxury Made Number Platform Use Wanted Were Years]
I had very little confidence in myself as an actress.
[ Actress Confidence Had Little Myself Very]
Good actresses can often accomplish miracles, and it is possible to be someone you've never been or will be. But in a sitcom, there's no time.
[ Accomplish Actresses Been Good Miracles Never Often Possible Sitcom Someone Time Will]
Actresses are nightmares. I don't hang out with any of them. That's a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress.
[ Actress Actresses Any Hang Nightmares Out Problem Profession Them Try]
It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period.
[ Actress Beginning Career Choice Had Knew Make Period Really Right Something]
As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
[ Actress Better Feel More Mother Much Vulnerable]
The actress they'd hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn't like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked.
[ Actress Appear Camera Clothes Completely Did Either First Front Had Hired Into Jump Naked Off Pool Refused Take Thing]
I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales.
[ Act Actress Characters Check Different Fairy Happy Library Memories Mother Out She Take Tales These Toronto Used Very]
Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress, but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes - along with it.
[ Actress Along Am Anyone Become Becoming Comes Discourage Everything Face Honestly Prepared Trying Want]
An actress, around 40, on television, that's where you get the most torture, I think.
[ Actress Around Get Most Television Think Torture Where]
I don't think actresses' lives in general are very good.
[ Actresses General Good Lives Think Very]
There are a lot of good actresses out there.
[ Actresses Good Lot Out]
I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.
[ Actresses Been Done Films Involved Other Some Would]
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.
[ Actress Became Kind Never Really Wanted]
When I was in kindergarten, I had one line in a little play. I said, I am Patrick Potato and this is my cousin, Mrs. Tomato, and I heard laughter. I wanted to be an actress from that moment on.
[ Actress Am Cousin Had Heard Kindergarten Laughter Line Little Moment Mrs Patrick Play Potato Said Tomato Wanted]
The theater is where I belonged; I simply wanted to be an actress my whole life.
[ Actress Belonged Life Simply Theater Wanted Where Whole]
I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang.
[ Actress Also Kid Mother Opera Radio Remember Sang She Singing Soap]
I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually.
[ Actress Actually Become Character Day Emotionally Film Fragile Goes Home Kind Mean More Next Physically Scenes Staying Thinking Too Work]
I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent. It's a way of being untalented for anything.
[ Actress Anything Being Cope Else Express Fact How More Talent Than Think Untalented Way]
People find out I'm an actress and I see that 'whore' look flicker across their eyes.
[ Across Actress Eyes Find Flicker Look Out See Their]
Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress.
[ Acting Actress Glamour Going Hard Work Writing]
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
[ Actress Being Believe Famous Give Illusion Important Just May Sense]
A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.
[ Actress Did Gave Good Latin Make Memory Might Modeling Part Polanski Small Some Stuck Teacher Told]
When I went back to New York with somewhat of a name, they didn't want movie actresses.
[ Actresses Back Movie Name New Somewhat Want Went York]
I'm not really an actress type. I'm an entertainer.
[ Actress Entertainer Really Type]
I lied to everybody. I lie very well, being an actress, naturally.
[ Actress Being Everybody Lie Lied Naturally Very Well]
I've been told before, and I tend to believe it, I'm not like most actresses out there.
[ Actresses Been Before Believe Most Out Tend Told]
While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.
[ Actress Beautiful Being Called Extremely Flattering Much Noticed Rather While Work Would]
I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!
[ Actress Am Family First Only Out Saying Slipped Still]
I don't know where I'm going to be in three years. Because I have the feeling that the future is so full of possibilities, to stop being an actress, to do something else... for me, the future is just a huge bunch of discoveries.
[ Actress Because Being Bunch Discoveries Else Feeling Full Future Going Huge Just Know Possibilities Something Stop Three Where Years]