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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. She also received Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in Green Card (1990) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).


I hate auditions.




Sexiness comes with maturity.




I did three movies in a row, and that was horrible. It was a horrible experience for me.




I can usually tell when a woman is going through a divorce because they look so gaunt and tired and sad. It's just a huge sadness. It's horrible. It's like death. You mourn, but the person's still there.




It's so funny to get a call from Dustin Hoffman because he has that great voice.




The truth is that humans have the potential to be horrific. And I think being conscious of that is important.




During my teen years, I was real emotional. I could be really up or down.




I'm just human, and I have great relationships with the people that work for me.




I don't think that youth should be glorified.




I'm always reading several books at the same time, depending on how deeply engrossed in it I am, if it's fiction and if it captures me.




When you are authentic, you create a certain energy... people want to be around you because you are unique.




I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.




The thing is, we live in a contemporary world, and being able to make yourself the best person you can possible be can be difficult. But as long as you're trying to figure it out, and you're really looking in the right direction, everything's going to be all right.




I can't see as well as I used to. Which is actually convenient because everything I see is in extremely soft focus! I think that's God's little gift to me.




I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men.




My children without a doubt are my greatest accomplishment. If I did nothing else I would feel just having and raising them would be enough. The rest is icing.




I'm really addicted to water. I carry a bottle of water everywhere I go. I know people think I'm a nut.




I've had a great experience in the fashion business.




There is a comfortable feeling in small towns. It is salubrious.




Kindness can come from someone on Twitter, it can come from someone on the street, it can come from someone at work. Without kindness, I don't know what I would do. The greatest part of life is the simple things.




With all that's going on in our lives and the world, reducing stress is important, and it's a factor in heart health.




Sometimes I get intimidated by people, intellectuals, because I don't have a great education. The only thing I feel helps me compete with all these people, people with degrees from Harvard, that you're thrown in with and have to work with, is that I'm grounded.




I think yoga has given me better posture. People don't realise how strong it makes you. You have to use your body weight to hold yourself. As you get older, you're supposed to lift weights, but I find that kind of boring. Yoga is lifting my own body.




I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.




I make an enormous amount of salads, but my salads are like meals. They're amazing. I like going down to the farmers' market and looking to see whatever you can find, because you can put anything in a salad.




I wouldn't wear really short dresses anymore - just don't feel comfortable in them.




Everybody perceives me because of my career that I'm a movie star, or I'm this model, but I'm still the same person I was when I was a little girl.




I love 'Forrest Gump;' I like sweet, cheery, happy movies. But it has some dark moments too.




It kind of cracks me up when people say I'm hot because I just think that that's a term that I don't have to deal with anymore.




Because of technology today, we expect kids to stay in touch with us too much. I think that's unnatural. We really do have to give kids their freedom and allow them to go off and become adults.




I eat healthy, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy myself. I eat ice cream and chocolate, as my metabolism is pretty fast because I work out so much.




Angry people are not beautiful.




I eat an enormous amount of fruits and vegetables.




One of the reasons I didn't really want to do TV earlier in my career was because it is so life-consuming, and I wanted to spend time with my kids and be a mother.




I don't know that anyone comes from a truly functional family.




In the days when I used to tweet, I would encounter comments wishing death upon me. There were people who claimed they were sticking pins in my effigy because they couldn't stand me. There's some seriously disturbed people out there.



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