Amanda Eliasch

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Amanda Eliasch is an English photographer, artist, poet and filmmaker.

There is superficiality to Hollywood, and yes, it is charming. Of course there is sunshine, but there is also a dark side. It's a difficult place if you don't know people, and if you can't drive, you will find it lonely. You have to create your own bubble.

I'm learning to deal with my loneliness because then nobody can muck me around any more.

My marriage started to go badly wrong after I had my second son.

My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only liked classical music. If I put on a pop record, they would tell me to turn it off, so I only listen to classical.

In real life you are doomed if you believe in youth and money, but not here in Hollywood. Nothing is what it seems.

I like to be free.

In L.A., you seem to meet only one sort of person.

Sometimes I think I've been too honest, and other times, too explicit.

Part of me is very shy.

Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice.

I'm not keen on the Internet. I don't trust it.

I don't think I've ever come to terms with not having had a father around, and that's why I made so many mistakes with men.

All my family were brilliant cooks when I was growing up, but I ended up just cleaning up, so I've always lacked confidence in the kitchen.

Every woman has, for her own self-esteem, to work or have a major interest.

Tinseltown is eerily silent when The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys, The Sag Awards, and The Golden Globes aren't in full swing.

Most of the friends you trust are those you've known for 10 years.

I like my privacy, and my personal bank manager is one of my favourite people.

I wasn't very ambitious. I really wanted to get married.

If I could only have cash, I know that I would spend very little.

If I can't be happy, nobody can be happy.