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You can be revered for all sorts of qualities, but to be truly charismatic is rare. Elizabeth Taylor was, for me, one of those rarities.

However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.

As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted.

I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.

I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.

I don't need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself.

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and also have a family... they are nearly always seen as victims.

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.

So many stars lose their way, and with success become more neurotic, not less so.

The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.

Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often.

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.

The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.

When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.

There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality.

Having children with someone is the real bond.

I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks.

I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.

I don't regret the passing of time. I try to live in the present, which should mean my life's full.