Authentic Sweater Girl Lana Turner Quotes From Books And Interviews

Before we check out authentic Sweater Girl Lana Turner quotes below, here’s a short information of this Hollywood glamour queen.

Screen goddess Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner, or better known as Lana Turner.

The Sweater Girl” is better known for her tempestuous personal life, her eight marriages and her highly publicized romances with top Hollywood men, that include Rex Harrison, Clark Gable and allegedly Frank Sinatra.

authentic sweater girl lana turner quotesDuring her nearly acting career, the blonde bombshell Lana Turner appeared in over 50 movies.

Her films included “Johnny Eager”, “Peyton Place”, “The Three Musketeers”, “The Merry Widow”, “Ziegfeld Girl”, “Diane”, “Love Finds Andy Hardy”, “Calling Dr. Kildare”, “The Postman Always Rings Twice”,  and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

The most sensational and controversial story of her life is the death of her Mafia mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato on the night of April 4, 1958.

According to the Los Angeles coroner, Turner’s daughter Cheryl Crane had accidentally stabbed Stompanato to death after hearing him argue with her mother, and grabbed a knife from the kitchen.

authentic Lana Turner quotationsBut Hollywood biographers Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, in their new book “Lana Turner: Hearts & Diamonds Take All“, has a different story.

As exposed in the book, cinema femme fatale Lana Turner may have murdered her abusive lover and let her then 14 year-old daughter Cheryl take the blame for the fatal stabbing.

According to the Daily Mail, detective Fred Otash admitted rearranging the crime scene with Turner’s attorney Jerry Geisler who the Hollywood star called before the cops.

On June 29, 1995, the controversial Hollywood star Lana Turner died at the age of 75.

Note: The quote, “I would rather lose a good earring than be caught without make-up” is NOT by the late Lana Turner.

Actually this quote is taken from her daughter Cheryl Crane’s book.

The line is: “At the age of thirty-eight, she’d rather lose a good earring than be caught without makeup…”

(Detour A Hollywood Story By Cheryl Crane, Arbor House Pub Co, 1988; p.5)

Authentic Sweater Girl Lana Turner Quotes

Now, let’s go through my selection of  Lana Turner quotations taken from her book “Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth”, and various interviews.


“He (President Roosevelt) gave me a long look that seemed to take in everything.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.69)


“…if I would trade my life for anybody else’s, swap my sorrows for their security, my highs and lows for their peace of mind…” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.307)


“My career was a hollow success, a tissue of fantasies on film.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.158)


“Sex was never important to me. I’m sorry if that disappoints you, but it’s true.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.309)


“I never liked being rushed into bed, and I never allowed it. I’d put it off as long as I could and gave in only when I was in love or though I was.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.309)


“For me, life is a wonder, a searching and a progressing that I pray will never end.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.309)


“It was always the courtship, the cuddling, and the closeness I cared about, never the act of sex itself…” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.309)


“Holding hands, cuddling, being close together in bed, all those intimacies I enjoyed more than the actual sex.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.111)


“I started off wanting one husband and seven children…, but it ended up the other way round.” – Lana Turner

(Hollywood’s Second Sex: The Treatment of Women In The Film Industry, 1900-1999 By Aubrey Malone, McFarland, 2015, Outside The Trenches; p.61)


“And if … when it went beyond that, he would kill me and my daughter and my mother.” – Lana Turner

(Cheryl’s Release Still Undecided, The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California, Saturday, April 12, 1958; p.21)


“I’m going to end it with him tonight, Baby. It’s going to be a rough night. Are you prepared for it?” – Lana Turner

(Cheryl’s Release Still Undecided, The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California, Saturday, April 12, 1958; p.21)


“The most important tool of my trade was a mirror.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.268)


“…when respect goes out the door, love flies out the window.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.295)


“But more important to me than money was, as always, the love I longed for.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.109)


“Deep down, I had a curious feeling that in some previous incarnation I’d known wealth.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.38)


“…I knew I could play the young woman who had married an older man for security, then conspired with a younger lover to murder him and inherit his property.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.101)


“…when you accept God, you’re never alone.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.307)


“We all have ups and downs, but there’s destiny.” – Lana Turner

(Lana Turner Stars at Town Hall In Films And Onstage Interview By Howard Thompson, The New York Times, April 14, 1975)


“…if I don’t get any work, I’ll just depend on my stud—I mean, of course, my horse.” – Lana Turner

(It’s The Lana Turner Story, Told By The Sweater Girl Herself By Jim Watters, People, April 28, 1975)


“I don’t know how to add—I flunked math—but tonight should create money, and I don’t mind spending my own if the prospect of the return looks good.” – Lana Turner

(It’s The Lana Turner Story, Told By The Sweater Girl Herself By Jim Watters, People, April 28, 1975)


“If I don’t laugh at least three times during the day, I’ve had a bad day. I ‘ve got to have a minimum of at least three good laughs.” – Lana Turner

(Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, Dutton Adult, 1982; p.311)


“All men are alike. The approach is different; the result is always the same.” – Lana Turner

(From 1957 Movie ‘Peyton Place’)


“I do not play around with the people I work with.” – Lana Turner

(TV Interview With Joan Rivers, 1982; 3:23-25)


“I was searching searching for something and foolishly I turned to someone else, I did not search within myself.” – Lana Turner

(Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous, 13 November 1994; 5:03 -11)


“I was very thorough and blessed with a memory, I could almost smell the pages.” – Lana Turner

(Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous, 13 November 1994; 1:07-13)


“I was a normal 16 year old and I knew I had a body, but I was never made aware, but until that then walk down the street and they won’t forget…” – Lana Turner

(Phil Donahue Show, 1982; 4:17-25)


“..you don’t do is jog, because I, it’s only my belief I don’t think it is good for women, I don’t think our bosoms, our innards, our ovaries were meant to be jumping up and down. And I could say for the gentlemen. I do’t think it’s so damn good for your innards also…” – Lana Turner

(Phil Donahue Show, 1982; 33:19-38)


“…there is a difference between a sexy hotsy-totsy and a deeply sensual woman…” – Lana Turner

(Phil Donahue Show, 1982; 39:41-46)