Sweater Girl Lana Turner Quotes From Books And Interviews

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

Screen godess Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner in 1921.

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.

sweater girl lana turner quotes

During 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.”

Note: You can watch many of Lana Turner movies by typing “Lana Turner” in the search box on this site.

Lana Turner Johnny Stompanato Story

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.

lana turner johnny stompanato story

But 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 took 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: You can get the free bookLana Turner: Hearts & Diamonds Take All” over here.

Lana Turner Misquote

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

Actually this quote is by Lana Turner’s daughter Cheryl Crane.

Cheryl Crane talked about her mother who always looked glamorous in the 1988 New York Times Best Seller memoir, “Detour: A Hollywood Story“.

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, New York: Arbor House Pub Co, 1988, P. 5) source

Or can I say, Lana Turner did not lose a good earring.

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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 4, P. 56) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“…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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterword: The Past Ten Years, P. 249) source


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

(Lana: The Lady, The Legend, the Truth By Lana Turner, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 10, P. 129) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterwords: The Past Ten Years, P. 251) source


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterword: The Past Ten Years, P. 251) source


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterword: The Past Ten Years, P. 250) source


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterword: The past Ten Years, P. 251) source


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 6, P. 90) source


“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, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2015, Outside The Trenches, P. 61) source


“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) source


“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) source


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

(Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth By Lana Turner, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 20, P. 218) source


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

(Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth By Lana Turner, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 22, P. 239) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 6, P. 88) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 2, P. 31) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“…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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Ch. 6, P. 82) source

(The quote is also found here.)


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

(Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth By Lana Turner, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, After word: The Past Ten Years, P. 249) source

(The quote is also found here.)


“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) source


“…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) source


“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) source


“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, New York: E. P. Dutton Inc, 1982, Afterword: The Past Ten Years, PP. 251-252) source

(The quote is also found here.)


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

(Transcript From 1957 Movie ‘Peyton Place’) source

Note: You can watch the free full movie here.


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

(TV Interview In The Joan Rivers Show, 1982; 3:23-25) source


“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) source


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

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


“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) source


“..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 don’t think it’s so damn good for your innards also…” – Lana Turner

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


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

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


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