Howard Hughes was obsessed with me. But at first it seemed as if he were offering me a superb career opportunity.
I didn't want the children to grow up and, when asked what their mother did, say, 'Oh, Mom's a gun moll in the movies.'
I love making movies, but I was ready to rationalize being only a mother if my career never got back on track.
My mouth was too large, my eyes turned out, and my legs mere toothpicks.
Emotions often must be portrayed from an inner feeling, of course, but I had a double advantage because I was learning to direct my as-yet expressionless feelings as well as gaining an ability to express emotion by a very conscious manipulation of my muscles.
I'd always wanted to be an actress, and suddenly I knew that learning to control my facial muscles was one of the best assets I could have as a performer.
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