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Born: 1943-10-22
Profession: Actress
Nation: French
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Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.

Tags: Life, Time, Woman

Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.

Tags: Few, Films, Women

Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.

Tags: Art, Technology, Young

I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.

Tags: Involved, Money, Number

I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I'm afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.

Tags: Afraid, Feeling, Try

I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty.

Tags: Frivolous, Guilty

I can be very critical on myself and on other people; I can be very demanding.

Tags: Critical, Demanding

I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.

Tags: Love, Woman, Women

I choose my roles carefully.

Tags: Carefully, Choose, Roles

I did important films when I was very young.

Tags: Films, Young

I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.

Tags: Give, Life, Work

I don't enjoy. I suffer from enjoying. It's very Christian.

Tags: Christian, Enjoy, Suffer

I don't live that much with the character. I find it hard enough having to spend so many hours with the character during the day.

Tags: Character, Enough, Hard

I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.

Tags: Movies, Regret, Used

I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else.

Tags: Else, Strong, True

I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.

Tags: Done, Films, Involved

I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double.

Tags: Asked, Courage, Physical

I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time.

Tags: Run, Scared, Time

I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.

Tags: Film, Love, Today

I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.

Tags: Friends, Movies, Queue

I love to do very long and complicated scenes.

Tags: Love, Scenes

I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.

Tags: Love, Travel, Work

I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.

Tags: Love, Why, Women

I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else.

Tags: Become, Children, Else

I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important to the style of the film. Even today, it is still timeless.

Tags: Film, Style, Today

I was never a dangerous woman. I'm not the prissy blonde woman that could take your husband away.

Tags: Away, Husband, Woman
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I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.

Tags: Fine, Maybe, Painting

I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors.

Tags: Film, Law, Love

I'm lucky; people write scripts for me.

Tags: Lucky, Scripts, Write

I'm not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I'm an actress when I'm not working.

Tags: Forget, Meet, Working

I've always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never.

Tags: Able, Life, Work

In America you need a bodyguard to go out.

Tags: America, Bodyguard

It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.

Tags: Feelings, Women, Wonder

It's very difficult for me to speak about being an actor.

Tags: Actor, Difficult, Speak

Marriage is obsolete and a trap.

Tags: Marriage, Obsolete, Trap

Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.

Tags: Experience, Night, Special

On Belle de Jour, the producer was very protective. It was very hard for me.

Tags: Hard, Producer, Protective

People don't know very much about me. They do not know what really goes on in my private life.

Tags: Goes, Life, Private

People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It's a burden.

Tags: Expect, Looks, Someone

Polanski was very precise. I think he still is.

Tags: Polanski, Precise

Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that.

Tags: Happens, Reality, Woman

Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever.

Tags: Big, Sex, Talk

Some people fall in love with their co-stars and feel things that they never thought they would feel for them because they are touching.

Tags: Fall, Love, Thought

Sometimes it's more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.

Tags: Difficult, Simple, Sometimes

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.

Tags: Cinema, Normal, Romantic

The story is more important to me than the part.

Tags: Story

There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.

Tags: Men, Society, Young

This book was company for me - I wrote these things when I was in hotels, far from where I normally live. I never intended to publish it.

Tags: Book, Company, Far

To have a public life, you still have the right to a private life.

Tags: Life, Private, Public

Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him.

Tags: Him, Loved, Wanted

When I first see the dailies, I look only at myself, but then you start to see the scene.

Tags: Scene, Start

You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking.

Tags: Action, Express, Speaking

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.

Tags: Humor, Intelligence, Woman

Love is suffering. One side always loves more.

Tags: Love, Side, Suffering

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.

Tags: Bored, Irritated, Nervous

I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.

Tags: Divorce, Marriage, Reason

Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.

Tags: Noticed, Often, Time

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.

Tags: Art, Soul, Special

I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested.

Tags: Interested, Makes, Sexuality

You suffer as an actor. It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life, especially today.

Tags: Good, Life, Today

To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who's waiting to see the doctor. It's not the kind of wait where you get bored.

Tags: Bored, Someone, Waiting

Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely.

Tags: Else, Give, Someone

I had mice that I kept as pets when I was very young, and I've always liked the way they look. Even rats. I'm not scared of them.

Tags: Liked, Scared, Young

I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not.

Tags: Anonymous, Convenient, Famous

I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.

Tags: Action, God, Movies

It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you're always afraid that you don't know your own strength and might hurt someone.

Tags: Hurt, Someone, Strength

Lesbians and gays... they still have to fight, even inside. It's not that simple, even if they seem to be accepted.

Tags: Fight, Seem, Simple

People who know me know I'm strong, but I'm vulnerable.

Tags: Strong, Vulnerable

You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration.

Tags: Character, Time, Waiting

A lot of actors don't like to see how they've done every day.

Tags: Done

Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.

Tags: Dreams, Trust, Working

Actors have to be there and do the work, and that's enough.

Tags: Enough, Work

All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.

Tags: Sexual, Trouble, Women

Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.

Tags: Actor, Film, Theatre

Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.

Tags: Films, Physical, Started

Bjork is a very original, interesting person. I like her very much.

Tags: Her, Original

Directors have to push me. I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often.

Tags: Often, Push, Time

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.

Tags: Books, Ends, Wisdom

Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.

Tags: Genius, Less, Nor

Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.

Tags: Another, Poetry, Spirit

Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.

Tags: Knowledge, Nor, Try

We are never like angels till our passion dies.

Tags: Angels, Dies, Passion

Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.

Tags: Age, May, Show

Art is when things appear rounded.

Tags: Appear, Art, Rounded

All artists are now free to express their own personality.

Tags: Artists, Express, Free

All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere.

Tags: Necessary, Paint, Sincere

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.

Tags: Battle, Order, Remember
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