1. 10

    Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men, basically I could react to how she felt.

  2. 9

    The reason of my life is not to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

  3. 8

    To me, it is very important to have perfume in which it is hard to recognize a particular flower or scent. That gives a touch of mystery.

  4. 7

    I think my mother became the muse because she had everything when she was in Hollywood: she had the marriage, the success, the money, all the films she wanted to do and yet even her, she had a longing and wanted to work with a film that had meaning, something more profound. And I think that was very touching to father.

  5. 6

    From the time I was a child I wanted to be like my mother. Not necessarily an actress - I never dreamed I'd have the courage. But an active, volatile woman like she was.

  6. 5

    Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me: women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnani - women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. They didn't submit to any standard of beauty - they defined it.

  7. 4

    I believe in a set of values I cannot live by. I set high goals for myself, I seek perfection, dream of exotic faraway places. But ultimately, what I long for isn't far away at all. It's in my own backyard. Imperfection charms me, familiar things move me... a celebration of what we have, instead of what we long for. That for me, is glamor.

  8. 3

    But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.

  9. 2

    True elegance is for me the manifestation of an independent mind.

  10. 1

    Adoption has the dimension of connection - not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.

  11. Last Update: 15 August 2022

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