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Andie MacDowell

  • American actress
  • Born April 21, 1958

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American actress and fashion model. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, before receiving critical acclaim for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), for which she won Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. MacDowell starred in several notable films, including Golden Globe Award-nominated performances in Green Card (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), as well as Groundhog Day (1993), Short Cuts (1993), Michael (1996) and Multiplicity (1996).


I always think I look better after a yoga class. It's the same as a massage. We look so amazing after a massage because we're relaxed.




I'm not aiming for an Academy Award.




There are loads of actresses that modelled. They just weren't famous. There weren't a lot that were really known as models that became actresses, but there are hordes of them that did modelling before such as Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Geena Davis. There are loads of 'em.




I exercise every day. It's what makes me happy.




Every woman goes through a lot of agony before she decides in favour of her own happiness or that of her children.




I wish there was a news channel that really told you what was going on in the world, not just sensationalized news.




I'm really not techno-savvy - that's just not my personality.




Having the option to be able to have a career and feel good about yourself as an individual and still be a great mother is definitely a possibility.




I feel like I've had so many successes on so many levels, even if it is just my relationships with my friends.




I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves.




I loved dancing as a young girl.




I try really hard not to be attached to success.




As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become.




I'm strong. I'm outspoken. I feel like I'm equal to men. I can walk in the woods just as much and as far as a man can. Yet I'm still female. I'm very female.




My biggest regret is rolling in regret. It is best to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move on.




Oh, all southern women say they're sorry. You could do almost anything, bump into some one, don't spread the jam right, you're always sorry. I've had people tell me to stop saying it so much!




I had a whole bunch of very successful movies. I have worked with some incredible people - incredible.




I think sometimes we seem to obsess on negativity.




I think role models exist, but they usually don't get the light because people like scandal.




I've always been a very active person.




I never dye my own hair, I don't know if I could get every spot, and I have a good bit of grey.




I remember when Meryl Streep did an ad for American Express, the press harassed her.




As an actor, you don't know what is going to come next.




Being a model, you know, it's a short-lived vocation.




People that are 40, they don't sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they're covering gray, but they don't talk about it that way. They're going to get their colors because they need a little lightening.




You've got to take the hems down, especially past 50. I don't care how good your legs are.




I think every time in your life is valuable, and you need to exist in that moment. Because if you don't - you lose it.




Diane Keaton was a big role model for me.




I'm actually a pretty clean-cut person.




When the children were little, I'd fly into L.A. for a specific work project, but then I'd leave again, and when I was home, I wouldn't even read a script.




I think hidden underneath a lot of teachers are very sexy women.




I've had some really big hits with 'Groundhog Day' and 'Michael,' 'Multiplicity,' 'Four Weddings and a Funeral.'




The problem with my mother is that she didn't go to the doctor. And I think by the time she started to show symptoms that something might not be right, and finally went to the doctor, she was so close to her death that she couldn't get the care she had needed. Her big issue was not going to the doctor.




I never 'shunned' L.A., like people say. And I do think you can raise children well there, but it's definitely harder.




I'm the kind of person that just goes in and does my job.




I think sometimes I intimidate people. I've been told that. But I feel I'm the least intimidating person possible.



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