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Born Sunday 14 May 1944

Occupation: Actress

Nationality: English

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You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself.

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You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.

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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.

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Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.

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The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.

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The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you're always vulnerable to the weather and time.

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The minute anyone's getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.

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The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women.

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Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time.

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Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.

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Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private.

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Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.

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If people think I look good, it's the make-up.

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I've never been married and I've no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.

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I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.

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I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.

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I'm an actress, not a pin-up.

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I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap.

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I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn't want to advertise make-up. I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol.

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