I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks.
However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.
I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
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.
My parents were hugely supportive like that. I was always the best - it's so embarrassing, isn't it? I was always the best at everything.
It's funny, this thing about happiness. It's a commodity that was imported from America in the Fifties. I see myself simply as living my life. . . . I feel it's pushing your luck to define how happy you are.
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.
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.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself.
Everything is about class in England, whether it's upper, lower or middle. Why should that be?
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
I've never been too afraid of what other people have said, especially when I was younger, but I suppose that was the arrogance of youth.
I am pretty self-indulgent.
Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
I never pursued being 'famous.'
Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes.
I don't really have an image of myself. Now, is that true? Well, maybe I do and it's different, which is why I get shocked when I see how other people experience me. I see myself primarily in a domestic setting.
We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much.
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
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
The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.
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.
You can be revered for all sorts of qualities, but to be truly charismatic is rare. Elizabeth Taylor was, for me, one of those rarities.
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