My balls are pretty big. There’s a confidence that my sisters and I were raised with. After my dad died, my mom moved us from Queens back to the Dominican Republic. A very macho sort of place. But my mom raised us to know that we are equal to anyone. Whenever we went out, if we were meeting other people, my mom would always say, “I hope you like them.” Not “I hope they like you.” We were the most important.
Zoe Saldana for The Hollywood Reporter (August 2014)
Audrey Hepburn in the Belgian Congo during the filming of The Nun’s Story, 1958. Photo by Leo Fuchs
"The problem is… I’m kind of a boring girl, which I really like - I love to cook, I love to play scrabble, I love to hang out with my friends, I love animals, you know. I keep the drama on the screen and that’s why I can totally give myself over to the characters without overtaxing - because my personal life isn’t exhausting."
leighton meester for naf naf paris (2014)
I thought I was going to school to be other people, but really, what I learned was to be myself - accepting myself, my strengths and weaknesses. -Lupita Nyong’o
Emilia Clarke for Vogue US, 2012
photographed by Norman Jean Roy