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I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks.
 

I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
 

I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn't want to advertise make-up. I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol.
 

I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap.
 

I'm an actress, not a pin-up.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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've never been married and I've no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.
 

If people think I look good, it's the make-up.
 

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
 

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.
 

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
 

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.
 

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.
 

The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it.
 

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.
 

The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you're always vulnerable to the weather and time.
 

The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
 

There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality.
 


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