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.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself.
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.
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.
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
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.
The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.
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.
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.
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.
I was seen dancing at school by a director, who asked me to be in a TV play. And it had a huge impact. So I think thats what really started me off.
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.
Truly charismatic people, in my experience, dont come along very often.
I do find acting cathartic.
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.'
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