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.
I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
I don't think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17.
If people think I look good, it's the make-up.
I don't regret the passing of time. I try to live in the present, which should mean my life's full.
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.
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.
I am not a fanatic about anything. I do what I can do when I've got the time.
Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted.
Having children with someone is the real bond.
I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.
After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone.
Each decade, I've lived in that decade, so I could easily shed the '20s, the '30s, the '40s.
Everyone has class, one class or another.
Everything is about class in England, whether it's upper, lower or middle. Why should that be?
Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere.
Fame and stardom sat very easily on Elizabeth Taylor's shoulders.
I am not going to share my private life with millions of people. I don't find a need to do that and nobody else close to me does either.
From one till seven, when we moved to England, I spoke only Portuguese. But I can't speak a word of it now.
I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
I am pretty self-indulgent.
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