Born Tuesday 1 June 1926, died Sunday 5 August 1962
If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
It's all make believe, isn't it?
There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
I've never dropped anyone I believed in.