Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
I was voted the most beautiful girl in the world in 1958, and courted by every young, available man in Los Angeles, most of whom I didn't go out with, by the way.
And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don't have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together.
My parents instilled in me that life was going to be very difficult and that I'd have to work for everything.
I've never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first appeared on stage. But I can't say I would turn my back on fortune. I'm someone who enjoys the benefits of money.
Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out.
You can't help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body.
The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.
One of the rules about being an actor or an actress is that you never diss other actors or actresses, particularly when you don't know them.
Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods.
The body is like a car: the older you become the more care you have to take care of it - and you don't leave a Ferrari out in the sun.
When I was 49, I posed for Playboy - I was very flattered to be asked. I was quite honoured, really, considering that most of the models they feature are in their twenties.
But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.
I like to remember phone numbers because it keeps your brain active. If you don't use it, you lose it.
I used to go over to Gene Kelly's house and play volleyball, and Paul Newman and Marlon Brando were always there. You kind of took it for granted because I was 20, 21, 22, and they were a bit older - well, Gene certainly was. But it was just part of daily living. They were in the same profession, and you didn't think that much about it.
What is so weird is that young people who want to be 'celebrities' do not want to put in the hard work. They don't want to do the training, go to drama school, read Shakespeare, try different accents and study technique. They just want to be famous. It is not just in England; it's the same in America and all over Europe.
I really feel now like a native New Yorker. And I'm very happy here.
I'm extremely happy in my life. I consider myself to be very blessed.
Of course it's true: the public want to see young people - young people are the people who go to the cinema. It's a sad fact of life, but you've got to accept it and not whine about it.
I used to not be confident. My father certainly didn't add to my confidence. When I was 17 or 18, I was voted the most beautiful girl in England by the association of press photographers. When they called Daddy for a comment, he said, 'I'm amazed. She's a nice looking girl, but nothing special.'
My grandmother spoiled my father rotten, and he grew up expecting women to do whatever he wanted. When he married my beautiful mother, Elsa, he expected her to give up her career as a champion ballroom dancer and become a good wife and mother, which she dutifully did.
If I hear the word 'retire,' it makes me want to throw up. And then do what? Sit around all day watching television?
Most ankle strap shoes are seriously unattractive, cutting the line of the leg as well as cutting off the circulation! Try dancing in them - your feet will look like a pair of overdone hotdogs afterwards.
I have never been the mousy, stand-two-paces-behind, obedient 'little woman' type.
I do think it's very important, if you're going to spend the rest of your life with somebody, to know that you really like them. Because when the pheromones wear off, which of course they will, you have to have a strong basis.
The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
I think, Larry, one of the things is I'm a very active person.
I say, 'Use it or lose it.' I have my own fitness regime, which is centred around stretching, free-weights and fast walking. I also have a trainer half of the year, as I spend my summers in the south of France where I swim a lot.
I blame my grandmother for encouraging me to become an actress.
I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.
Yes, I love playing cartoony characters. Been known for that.
I've spent years when I've not been in the limelight at all and I'm perfectly happy living my life without being swooped on by paparazzi.
However much some journalists may criticize me, I know that I look, feel, and behave several decades younger than my actual age, and much of that is because I believe you are what you think you are. This is called positive affirmation, and it's a really strong tool.
I never thought I was particularly good looking. But when I see old photographs, I realise that I was. I do wish I had known that at the time because beauty is power. I didn't realise how lucky I was to be young, beautiful and in Hollywood. It didn't hit me. Every day I woke up, went to the film studio and just got on with it.
And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn't much time.
One of the main secrets to staying young is staying healthy. I've sometimes had to suppress a smile when some young lady, who has obviously not taken care of herself through diet or exercise, says admiringly, 'Ooh, I hope I look as good as you do when I'm your age!' Although it's intended to be complimentary, it's actually a back-hander.
When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.
I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much.
I consider you as old as you look and feel. And in that case I feel - I feel I'm about 39, like Jack Benny.
If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, 'It's not my fault, it's my glands.' It's not; it's greed!
I don't look my age, I don't feel my age and I don't act my age. To me age is just a number.
And the truth is I've always taken very good care of my skin, and always, always worn make-up.
I eat an avocado every day. It's amazing for your skin. It's one of the super-foods, and I'm just so into eating properly and healthily.