Rita Hayworth

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I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life — and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't?

Rita Hayworth (17 October 191814 May 1987) was an American actress and dancer.

Quotes[edit]

I have always felt that one of the secrets of real beauty is simplicity.
Men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me.
  • I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life — and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't? Maybe I've learned enough to be able to guide my daughters.
    • AP reports, (1 November 1963)
  • Perhaps if we thought for a second of the classic, simple elegance of the Spanish lady it might help us to be "simply" ourselves.
    • Article written as guest columnist for Arlene Dahl, headlined "Rita Hayworth Sees Simplicity As Part Of Beauty" in The Toledo Blade (11 March 1964)
  • Movies were much better in the days when I was doing them.
    • As quoted in St. Petersburg Times (23 June 1968)
  • I'm an afternoon person.
    • As quoted in St. Petersburg Times (23 June 1968)
  • Everybody else does nude scenes, but I don't. I never made nude movies. I didn't have to do that. I danced. … I was provocative, I guess in some things. But I was not completely exposed.
    • As quoted in "Rita Remains Striking, Trim, Busy" in The Palm Beach Post (16 October 1969)]
  • Just because I was married to Aly Khan, people think I'm rich. Well, I'm not. I never got a dime from Aly or from any of my husbands.
    • As quoted in New York Times (25 October 1970)
  • Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13 — that was my "summer camp." How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?
    • As quoted in New York Times (25 October 1970)
  • Men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me.
    • As quoted in Rita Hayworth : Portrait of a Love Goddess (1977) by John Kobal

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