” There’s no way I would have got to see so much of the world, with my humble background, without modelling. We were penniless and hungry for most of my youth. I washed the sheets in the bathtub in my bedroom and hung them out of the window on the clothes line, which in winter was difficult as the sheets would freeze and get stuck to the line. “


” I’m a working woman of 80 trying to work out what the image I can project is. How I can do it with, you know, dignity. “


” I respect Gloria Steinem enormously. But I never wanted to be in any kind of movement – and if you’re over a certain age, you better keep your bra on because nothing’s worse than saggy duds. “


” Fashion is more about taste than money – you have to understand your body and tailor clothes to your needs, it’s all about the fit. I do the alterations myself – I’m quite a seamstress – it’s the influence of my Hungarian mother. “


” We have to program the mind of the public that age is not ugly. Age is just age. Wake up, American children, and stop listening to other people’s voices. Know yourself, be true to yourself and make a contribution. It took me half my life to know myself. I listened to other people’s opinions and took them as gospel. “


” When you understand how to do that dance, when the photographer says, ‘Hold it, do it,’ and you know you’re getting it right, oh, the fun. It is fun. “


” If your ceiling is falling down, don’t you call someone in? I apply the same principle to myself. “


” You know, Italian-Hungarian – no matter how linear and cool I look on the outside, I have all that energy trying to find its way through life. “


” I understood that synergistic dance between photographer and object – ‘muse,’ if you will, ‘model,’ whatever you call us. It’s that silent language of communication, like being psychic with each other. “



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I respect Gloria Steinem enormously. But I never wanted to be in any kind of movement - and if you
Fashion is more about taste than money - you have to understand your body and tailor clothes to your needs, it
We have to program the mind of the public that age is not ugly. Age is just age. Wake up, American children, and stop listening to other people
When you understand how to do that dance, when the photographer says,
If your ceiling is falling down, don
You know, Italian-Hungarian - no matter how linear and cool I look on the outside, I have all that energy trying to find its way through life.
I understood that synergistic dance between photographer and object -
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