Quotes by: Jacqueline Bisset
Bisset in September 2007
||Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset
13 September 1944
Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK
||Michael Sarrazin (1967–1974)
Victor Drai (1975–1980)
Alexander Godunov (1981–1988)
Vincent Perez (1988–1991)
Emin Boztepe (1994–2005)
There is an eternal humanity that crosses through all people, and it's more interesting often when it's about struggle - not people with champagne glasses.
Your voice is your tool and represents you. It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood.
We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life.
At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.
When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest.
To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give.
I wanted to go to acting school, and I did a few modeling jobs to pay for acting school. I never aspired to be a model. I met lots of photographers, and I learned a lot about light - as a source of love and illumination, light as a gift of love. On film, that's a massive contribution.
A lot of actors work too much. There comes a point where it's hard to mask your basic personality. It's a bit like a relationship. If you're always there, they can't desire you.
I have always watched the rushes, and have learned more because I have done so, because you can have all manner of ideas in your head, but they have to end up on the screen.
I had no aspirations to be part of American cinema... I was really a Europe-based person, and those were the films I was inspired by.
I went to see Oliver Stone's 'Heaven & Earth,' which I thought was a wonderful movie, but I walked out because I was so moved. It was too painful to watch.
I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.
A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.
I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
I'm a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I'm just interested in things remaining fresh.
I'm quite happy being myself. I'm a big fan of Jessica Lange and Jeanne Moreau, but I don't want to be anyone else.
I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
I grew up in a small town about 40 miles outside London, but it was a fairly cosmopolitan household.