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I wouldn't call myself an actress, but I at the same time, if there is an opportunity... I believe in taking chances and living your life.
I think the actresses who are really successful are the ones who are comfortable in their own skins and still look human.
If I didn't have children I'd be a much better actress. I wouldn't be so distracted. I could pour 100 percent of my energies into it, to promote the investigation which acting is.
My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory. I have seen it six or seven times, and I still cry.
I didn't want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.
As an actress I take roles I find interesting.
Most of your life as an actor in Hollywood, either an actress or an actor, you have to look - you have to work out, you have to look - you rarely get to play someone who's just human, who's real, who is overweight, even not grossly overweight, but who has aspects of just everyday life.
I think it would be very hard to go out with an actress, because they're mad. Some actresses are just insane. I've never worked with a nasty actress - they're all absolutely delightful. But completely barking.
I'm not sure if I want to direct a film, but certainly, as an actress, I'm always thinking, 'Surely this must be my last film.'
I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
Being an actress, I find myself people-watching and I can be quite shy.
As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never, ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes.
I like Valentino a lot - they never use actresses in their campaigns.
You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and repressed roles. They're so not me. That's why films like Fight Club were so important to me because I think I confounded certain stereotypes and limited perceptions of what I could do as an actress.
Helena Bonham Carter
I wanted to become a model and an actress.
Anna Nicole Smith
I've been doing my job for a long time and 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. I just never really took it seriously.
You know, everyone says, 'Modeling and acting are so similar'... they say, 'It's so natural for models to become actresses because they use the camera.' I don't think of it in that way.
I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
I think if you're the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it's a double pressure. More is expected of you.
There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field. There isn't as rich a field of material.
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
Hermione is so close to who I am as a person that I've never really had to research a role. I'm literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress.
I wasn't one of those girls who always dreamed of being an actress. I went to a normal school and then these film auditioners turned up when I was nine. Then I just fell into this whirlwind.
People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it's not easy at all; we're used to hiding behind masks.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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