“I was raised forties style to believe that a woman should be both wife & mistress to her husband, and only in that could she find true fulfillment. I bought into that philosophy, and it caused me grief…Although I loved being wife & mistress to my husband, I was bothered. I had always acted and had always wanted to be a major star, but because of my upbringing, I thought there must be something wrong with me for wanting to be more than a wife & mistress.
If I hadn’t been torn in my desires, I might have attained both stardom and a happy marriage. But I never felt I had the option.”