I`m an actress, and that`s why I`m still here. Anybody who has the illusion that you can have a career as long as I have and be a star is kidding themselves. From a 1999 interview
On her "girl next door" image": "When Warren Beatty called a girl up, it was usually to try to get her into the sack. But he called me to find out what kind of bologna I used. I just don`t have what it takes, I guess. Raquel Welch has what it takes. She`s so sexy and gorgeous, even I want to jump on her!"
"I don`t sit around and wait for great parts. I`m an actress, and I love being one, and I`ll probably be doing it till I`m 72, standing around the back lot doing "Gunsmoke" (1955)".