Jennifer Connelly photographed by Diego Uchitel, 1990
"The most beautiful woman in movie history."
-Darryl F. Zanuck
Ava Gardner, 1940s
"Subtlety is my favourite thing in cinema. It lets you dream. When everything is on the nail and on show, it leaves no questions in your mind. I find that so boring."
Jennifer Connelly in the offices of Universal in NYC, 01/8/2002. Shot by Robert Deutsch.
Ava Gardner talking to Peter Evans [ghostwriter], and referring to herself in the third person after reading a draft of several chapters of her autobiography:
"You’ve got to get rid of more of that language, honey. She still swears too fucking much, why does she have to swear all the goddamn time? It makes her sound like a goddamn tramp."