Jessie Matthews, OBE (11 March 1907 – 19 August 1981) was an English actress, dancer and singer of the 1920s and 1930s, whose career continued into the post-war period. Enjoy Jessie Matthews’s best quotes below.
“When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks.”
“I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.”
“I collaborated on most of my dance numbers, literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with.”
“I dreaded doing close-ups.”
“In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.”
“For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show. In films, I’d spend six weeks on the big dance numbers to get them perfect before the actual shooting.”