Pia Zadora

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  • Born: May 4, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Singer

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Pia Zadora is an American actress and singer. After working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), she came to national attention in 1981 when, following her starring role in the highly criticized Butterfly, she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year while simultaneously winning the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress and the "Worst New Star" for the same performance.

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A lot of straight people think I'm nuts.
And I like the way Cain writes his women. Very strong. They're kind of lusty, they know what they want, they're full of conviction. Cain's women are sexual. Women
Basically, I'm a romantic. Romantic
But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There's too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little of. Life ;Time
Butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing as a vehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.
Film, I think, is my medium.
I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago, when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra.
I don't consider myself a sex symbol.
I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information you have to assimilate to understand the plot. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I have a funny name. Humor
I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
I love John Waters. You see, I want to be the next Divine. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you have a guy like Jermaine, it's a pain in the neck. When we were on the road together in Europe, Jesus, I had to kick the girls off of him. I mean, they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats.
I'm gonna give them the advice that I always took myself, that it's better to get to know somebody before you jump into the sack with them. Because then if you jump into the sack and fall in love, and you liked them already, you're home free. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm just not comfortable with that society stuff. I mean, we were just invited to the White House, but my husband won't take me because he knows I don't want to go. Society
I'm one Pia Zadora, the same way all the time. That's why I'm happy. It took me a long time to get to the point where could be myself all the time. Time
In a way, my past gives me a little credibility. Not that anybody cares what I did nineteen years ago, but I did have a career, and a legitimate one, before I met my husband.
The future comes quickly. Before you know it, you turn around and it's tomorrow. Future
The reason we shot it was that the script was geared to Las Vegas and it was something commercial that we wanted to have in the can in case Butterfly was a success and we needed a follow-up. Success
The thing you do is escape from them by immersing myself in the character you're playing.
Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
When I was 21 I stopped and got married. I tried for a while to be the perfect wife, society this, society that but it wasn't working, so after about a year I went back to work. Society ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You know, it was important for me to do something like that, because nobody ever really thought I could do anything except look sexy on a poster and go shopping.
You know, it's not the people in Hollywood who go to see movies that will make a movie successful; it's the people all around the country; it's word-of-mouth. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle

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