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When asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946), she replied, "Two things."

The fun of acting is to become someone else.

After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It`s nice to be told you`re successful at it.

I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.

Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.

I haven`t had everything from life. I`ve had too much.

After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It`s nice to be told you`re successful at it.

When asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946), she replied, "Two things."

The fun of acting is to become someone else.

I haven`t had everything from life. I`ve had too much.

Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.

Reporter: "What do you think when you look at yourself in the mirror after waking up in the morning?" Rita Hayworth: "Darling, I don`t wake up till the afternoon." (1974)

I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.

(Early in her career about husband Eddie Judson) "I owe everything to Ed. I could never have made the grade in Hollywood without him. I was just too backward. My whole career was his idea."

(on why she divorced Orson Welles) I can`t take his genius any more.

Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today`s starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.

After all, a girl is . . . well, a girl. It`s nice to be told you`re successful at it.

We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.

Every actor, every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood, or else you`re nothing!

Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I`m attracted to mean personalities.

What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.

(when asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946)) Two things.

I did not have everything from life. I`ve had too much!

Whatever you write about me, don`t make it sad.

We`ve travelled together, lived together--we`re everything to each other. I`m strict, they respect me, but I also respect them and we have fun. (on her two daughters Rebecca and Yasmin)

When I look back on my marriages, or the breakups, sure I know the pain I went through, but that`s part of life and it has its own value.

If he could have ever been in love with anyone, I think Harry Cohn was secretly in love with me.

Who wouldn`t prefer having breakfast in bed to getting up at the crack of dawn and having a cup of coffee in a studio makeup department?

I had loved Aly so much that leaving him was almost unbearable. It was so easy to love him. It was very hard to get him out of my heart. But it was a step I knew I had to take.

It was the happiest time I`ve ever known. This was the quiet interlude when we were a family; there was a sense of continuity, of calm and belonging, which is terribly important to me. (on the time shortly after giving birth to her and Aly Khan`s daughter Yasmin)

The world was magic when you were with him. (on Aly Khan)

Orson was trying something new with me but Harry Cohn wanted `The Image`--The Image he was gonna make me `til I was 90!

Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.

I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.

When you`re in love you`re living, you matter.

My growing up really started with Orson Welles. He was a brilliant man, a stimulating man, a man with whom I was deeply in love and who was in love with me.

I always considered myself as a comedienne who could dance.

In front of people Harry Cohn would say, `I never put a hand on her`, of course he hadn`t--as if I would let him!

Sensitive, shy--of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.

No one can be Gilda twenty-four hours a day.

Most men fell in love with Gilda and wakened with me.


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