Rita Hayworth Quotes

Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda ... and woke up with me.

I haven't had everything from life. I've had too much.

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

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

I don't wake up 'til the afternoon.
-- 1974, when asked what she thought when she looks at herself after waking up in the morning.

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

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

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

The fun of acting is to become someone else.

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.

No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.

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

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

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.

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.
-- early in her career about husband Eddie Judson.

I can't take his genius any more.
-- on why she divorced Orson Welles.

When you're in love, you're living. You matter.

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