Friday, January 10, 2014

Self-Deprecation, Hollywood Style

Linda Darnell, Blood and Sand (1941)

"I can understand his interest in you, especially now when I see how beautiful you are. Perhaps it's my fault. Perhaps if--if I were more beautiful. Better educated and of a better family."  

Jeanne Crain, Letter to Three Wives (1949)

"I'm no raving beauty, heaven knows, but I did want to look my miserable best tonight."

Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

"I want you to know that I can look attractive."

Joan Fontaine, Suspicion (1941)

"I must be quite a novelty in contrast with the women you're usually photographed with."

Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress (1949)

"He thinks I'm pretty! He wants me!"

Judy Garland, A Star is Born (1954)

"My nose is very eyes are all wrong and my ears are too big and I've got no chin!"

Katharine Hepburn, Holiday (1938) 

 "Looks like me." (Posing with a giraffe)