“As soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons…I didn’t like it very much, but I didn’t have the courage to tell my father, so I began taking the lessons. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, that was my girlhood.”
– Rita Hayworth
Note: Born to parents who were both dancers, Rita danced professionally by the age of 12, then went on to act in 61 films over 37 years.
“Rita Hayworth quote about dancing” sources: Photograph is promotional photo for the film Gilda, taken in 1946 by Robert Coburn – Wikimedia Commons.