Actress Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old actress quotes, actress sayings, and actress proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.     

Gena Rowlands

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.     

Nance O'Neil

There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field. There isn't as rich a field of material.     

Meryl Streep

Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?     

Cate Blanchett

This is a culture filled with perfect images of women and perfect images of movie actresses, and most people can't live up to them.     

Beeban Kidron

As an actress, you never know when you're going to work again and there's so much dependency on working.     

Alia Shawkat

An extraordinary actress can not be an ordinary woman.     

Radostina A. Angelova

To be a good actor it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished.     

Sarah Bernhardt

As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part.     

Juliette Binoche

People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.     

Juliette Binoche

For an actress there is no greater gift than having a camera in front of you, listening to the most beautiful music in the world and just being looked at!     

Isabelle Huppert

There are so many glamorous actresses, but you know what? In the real world, nobody looks like that.     

Rebel Wilson

Being an actress is the sublimation of feminity.     

Monica Bellucci

People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.     

Bette Davis

It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses.     

Rose Byrne

Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.     

Hattie McDaniel

We used to have actresses trying to become stars; now we have stars trying to become actresses.     

Laurence Olivier

An actress must never lose her ego without it she has no talent.     

Tom Lehrer

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.     

Marilyn Monroe

Rare actresses who was able to become the person she was playing and experience the emotions that that person was having. It was incredibly painful, almost psychic and quite devastating for her.     

Kevin Brownlow

An actress's life is so transitory suddenly you're a building.     

Helen Hayes

Good actresses can often accomplish miracles, and it is possible to be someone you've never been or will be. But in a sitcom, there's no time.     

Patricia Richardson

A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling entitled to your artistic opinion, feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it.     

Maggie Gyllenhaal

An actress spends a lifetime observing people. You build up a mental library. No, not a library. Make that a repository.     

Marian Seldes

All that some actresses want is for people to take them seriously instead of caring about how they look.     

Nikki Cox