Adrienne Barbeau Quotes
Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American actress, singer and the author of three books. Barbeau came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway's original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor, the divorced daughter of Maude Findlay (played by Bea Arthur) on the sitcom Maude. In the 1970s and 1980s, Barbeau was a sex symbol, and in 1980 began starring in horror and science fiction films, including The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing and Escape from New York. During the 1990s, she became known for providing the voice of Catwoman on Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent Batman cartoon series. In the 2000s, she appeared on the HBO series Carnivàle as Ruthie the snake dancer
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I spent years working in low-budget horror films. When you've done 'Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,' you can handle anything!
I'm a short woman with a pretty good body and large breasts â?? that's not what I think of as sexy.
When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.
“Those who say, 'Well, she was just a drunk,' will get an understanding of what her demons were, what drove her and why she was the way she was.”
“I'm not doing an impersonation. I think of it as a representation of her, an impression instead of an impersonation.”
“When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.”
In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.
It's not easy, though, singing upside down in a headstand on a raised platform with your unfettered breasts hitting you in the chin.
“The last time I was on stage in New York was in 1972, downtown at the Eden Theatre in Grease .”