I'm a sucker for turquoise sea, white beaches and palm trees. I've been to the tropics every year since I could afford it. It's the perfect place to unwind. I can chill out, read, do a bit of yoga.
Once I moved to London I thought it was unbeatable. I work a lot in L.A. and love it, but would never give up London. It's a true world city, with an energy that's unique.
In reality, nobody gets successful in America by being lazy.
When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad was a king of the clubs, a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover.
Dad was a bus driver, and when he finished work he would repair cars.
I am down-to-earth and not one of those starry, up-their-own-butt celebrities.
I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house.
I think a lot of people have a vision of L.A. in which TV executives and movie directors plan their latest productions by the swimming pool.
In America they like my spicy TV alter ego, probably because there were a lot of Italians and Hispanics in the country, but the real L.A. life is a hard-working one.
I started dancing before I could talk. Other babies learn to stand and then walk - I just danced.
I look after myself. I train and go to the gym.
My parents wanted me to work in a bank or as an accountant.
I always sleep on my own. I can't sleep with somebody else. Always separate bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. I'm very individual and I want my own space.
When people feel threatened by you, they find something that is belittling.
I like to read about subjects unrelated to my work, especially history.
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