Whenever an actress marries a nonprofessional with the promise she can carry on her career, either the marriage ends or the career does. Only actors understand the demands of professional lives and make allowance for them.
Anything is easy after doing night clubs. It’s the two shows a night that get you.
I spent some time in Paris when I made ‘Black Tights.’ The working people were great but I didn’t like the attitude of merchants who raised prices when they learned you were an American.
I was in so many Esther Williams pictures with Ricardo Montalban and I always was his girl no matter what the story.
If I don’t go through a daily routine to keep muscles stretched, you’ve no idea what tortures I go through when I make anothor dancing picture.
I’ll stay with movies as long as they keep me in Hollywood.
It would be impossible to make a comparison between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Their personalities are entirely different.
I know the one-week stands and the moving from city to city wears a lot of people down. But I find it exciting that’s where the audiences are.
If I’m not working, I like to attend a dancing class. At least that keeps you in condition. Then, if you get a call for a dancing part, you don’t have to go through two weeks of misery getting back in shape.
I always thought those old drab clothes from ‘Silk Stockings’ were the worst things I wore.
Dancing is like ditchdigging, it’s so strenuous. A laborer doesn’t work any harder.
When I dance, people are watching for a slight mistake. I don’t want them to see any.
For a while every commercial was a dancing one. Remember when girls were dancing around salt and coffee cans?
I never know which camera is on me when I’m dancing and the director picks the shot he likes but it usually isn’t the best shot for showing the steps I want the audience to see.
I danced with the Ballet Russe in Paris when I was 16 and did not need a companion.
I dance every day and my legs are in good shape.
I like warm weather but not this sticky, humid heat of New York.
During the day when I have a strenuous rehearsal, I may take a teaspoon of honey in a glass of juice for quick energy.
My favorite occupation at home is sitting by the pool in swim suit, soaking in the sun, cooling off by an occasional sip of my water.
When I am dancing I go into training. I eat a good strong breakfast. You have so much more energy if you start your day well fortified.
I’ve always worked very hard. I think dancers always do.
Unless you have the right legs, these mini-skirts are ungainly and uncomfortable. They’re just a fad.
It’s impossible to make dancing really effective on TV. The screen is too small, and the cameras can’t move fast enough to get the right angles.
I suppose I’m considered a little old fashioned, but I still believe the most flattering skirt length is just skimming the middle of the knee.