"You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision."
"I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair."
"I wasn`t a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie."
"I`ve reached a point in my life where it`s the little things that matter. I`m no longer interested in doing what`s expected of me. I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I`m happier with that." - reflecting on her career, 1970.
"Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find."
(on Alan Ladd) Alan Ladd was a marvelous person in his simplicity. In so many ways we were kindred spirits. We both were professionally conceived through Hollywood`s search for box office and the types to insure the box office. And we were both little people. Alan wasn`t as short as most people believe. It was true that in certain films Alan would climb a small platform or the girl worked in a slit trench. We had no such problems together.
(on Paulette Goddard) It was her honesty I liked.
(on Marlon Brando) Our romance was short but sweet. He was on the dawn of a brilliant film career, and I was in the twilight of one. Of course, my career could never compare with his.