You want to know what’s ruined this business? Actors. They’ll walk across the screen for anything, but I’m the only one of those dames who kept her price. My price for putting my name on that marquee is $200,000 and ten percent of the gross and I won’t even talk to anybody for anything less because when they see me on the screen they’re seeing 37 years of sweat. They pay for my experience and if that loses its importance I might as well get lost.
Gene Tierney photographed by Milton Greene.
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Glamour France in 1994
The Big Sleep (1946, dir. Howard Hawks)
Sophia Loren, photo by Bert Stern, Vogue, November 1, 1962
“I killed him for money - and for a woman - and I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman. Pretty, isn’t it?”
Double Indemnity, (1944)
Lupe Velez c. 1948