In recent years, we have had to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be socially accepted as beautiful. It used to be that a young girl couldn’t wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child. There has not been enough diversity of boy shape in fashion (celebitchy.com)
Si no fuera por mis zapatos de tacón alto, yo todavía estaría en Coatzacoalcos con 10 hijos (mx.omg.yahoo.com)
I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconceivable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role. (latino.foxnews.com)
I was an illegal immigrant in the United States. It was for a small period of time, but I still did it. (nypost.com)
It`s not bad to be sexy, no?
I`m a bit of an abstract figure that people can project their fantasies on; it`s pretty much what we all are, otherwise we wouldn`t be stars, and people wouldn`t be interested. But people project things on you that have nothing to do with what you really are, or they see a little something and then exaggerate it. And you can`t really control that.
Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it.
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone`s attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process.
The biggest thing (Frida) brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it`s not needy. It`s a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and peacefulness. That it`s about the process, not about the results.
I have gotten a lot more attention than...other women that I find incredibly beautiful. And this has happened to me ever since I was a girl, when I was flat, had no teeth, was skinny and small as I could be. I always got more attention than anyone else. If I hadn`t, I would have made sure I did.
It`s very easy to feel someone`s pain when you love them.
My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.
People often say that `beauty is in the eye of the beholder,` and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you`ve been hurt a lot it becomes appealing.
If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn`t shoo them away - well, that`s the height of romance.
In my world, you have to be so beautiful, so skinny, so rich, so famous and I don`t believe you really have to be any of those things. You simply have to be who you are. I do have thighs and a butt. I have cellulite. Don`t be too impressed with me. Don`t try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style. Don`t spend your savings trying to be someone else. You`re not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress. I get them free and I`m too lazy to go out and look for my own. I, a rich girl from Mexico, came here with designer clothes. And one day, when I was starving in an apartment in Los Angeles, I looked at my Chanel blouses and said, `If only I could pay the rent with one of these.`
"If I go on a diet and work out, I`m always in a bad mood. I`d rather be a little heavier but nice." -quoted in Woman`s Day 8-15-06 issue
About Madonna: "She always paid attention to the Latin community. I was grateful somebody like her appreciated our culture" (InStyle magazine, Sept 2006).
"In my twenties I was offered lots of parts where there wasn`t much to do but act sexy. I still get offered those roles - but now I take it as a compliment." Woman`s World (7-11-06)
What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public - keeping it as personal as it can be. It`s the only way it is real. I am suspicious of those who have to let the world know how much they love each other. It`s a little sad when you have to brag about how much you love someone. That kind of declaration doesn`t always reflect the moment of truth between two people who care deeply for each other. When that truth is there, you don`t need others to know it. And when somebody truly loves you, you don`t even need him or her to be affectionate. Affection is fantastic, but it doesn`t necessarily mean there`s love - and the public display of affection is often just a show. When you open a door for others to have an opinion on your relationship, it can be dangerous. Find what you need, not what everyone else wants for you. Women have been taught that in order to have a place in the world, an identity, they must marry and have children. If that`s the life you truly want, great. But for many women, marriage is only about needing the world to know that someone desires them enough to say, "Here`s a contract to prove that I love you and will commit to you for the rest of my life." For these women, no contract equals no validation - and, thus, no reason for existing.
At the beginning (my career) was hard. People were like, `Who is this Mexican jumping bean?`
What worries me the most is that most men are so weak. Because of that they act like they don`t care and like machos - because they are too fragile inside. They`re scared of confrontation and afraid of so many things. And because of this they build up their life so they have to deal with their feelings as little as possible. I find feminine men unbelievably sexy. But most men are completely incapable of getting in touch with their feminine side. What am I supposed to talk about with a man who doesn`t know what it`s like to be a woman?
"I don`t believe in the so-called Latino explosion when it comes to movies. Jennifer Lopez doesn`t have an accent. She grew up in New York speaking English not Spanish. Her success is very important because she represents a different culture, but it doesn`t help me. I grew up in Mexico, not the US, and the fact is that there just aren`t any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won`t be a problem, but an asset. Everyone`s afraid of doing something a bit risky. Everyone wants a $200 million hit and anything they think might get in the way of that kind of success is considered a liability".
I act tall!" "But look how short I am...I can`t even act to be tall. I`m five-two. I can`t even create the illusion that I am tall!
I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.