This is an interview, pretty recent, with Ms. Bacall from Vanity Fair. She's my favorite actress and the most beautiful woman in the world to me, but I must say, I was really disappointed with this 'interview'. Is it just me or does she seem extremely miserable and uninterested?
When she taught her future husband Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in her ﬁrst ﬁlm, To Have and Have Not, Lauren Bacall became an instant icon. The husky voice and the bedroom eyes have made her a star of never-ending allure in 38 ﬁlms and on Broadway. This month she appears in Lars von Trier’s Dogville and reﬂects here on Marie Antoinette, Fred Astaire, and big spending.
Answer your own Proust Questionnaire on Facebook.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Waking up in the morning.
What is your greatest fear?
Not waking up in the morning.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Which living person do you most admire?
No one I can think of offhand.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your favorite journey?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
A 24-inch waist.
On what occasion do you lie?
Only when I’m sure I’m not going to get caught.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Anywhere but here.
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Who are your heroes in real life?
What are your favorite names?
Stephen, Leslie, Sam, Sophie.
What is it that you most dislike?
How would you like to die?
I would not like it.
What is your motto?
“Do not what I would do unless I tell you to.”