The best quotes from the Irish Hollywood legend
Maureen O’Hara had a lot to say throughout her long life and successful career … that’s a big part of why we loved her!
Maureen O’Hara was born August 17, 1920 in Ranelagh, Dublin, and became a Hollywood movie legend. Nicknamed the “Queen of Technicolor”, the stunning beauty has starred in classic films such as “The Quiet Man”, “How Green Was My Valley”, “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Parent Trap”.
Although she passed away in 2015 at the age of 95, O’Hara still has a huge fan base.
Here are our favorite quotes from Maureen O’Hara:
“My heritage was my foundation, and it brought me peace.”
âAfter I came to Hollywood, I wished I had the chance for more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully. “
âLost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar. It’s showbiz.
âI watch and listen to movies today and I’m shocked at the way the actors deliver their lines. Everyone is mumbling now and I don’t understand why.
âThere is a terrible truth for many women in the imaging business: aging usually takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles. “
On John Wayne: âAs an actress, I wish all actors were more like Duke – and as a person, it would be nice if everyone could be honest and as genuine as him. He’s a real man.
About the director of “The Quiet Man”, John Ford: “I think he was a bitterly disappointed man. More than anything, he wanted to be in Ireland or be a military hero. So every now and then his anger boiled over and whoever was closest took the brunt of it. “
âEvery star has that little something that stands out and makes us notice them. As for me, I’ve always believed that my most compelling quality was my inner strength, something that I can easily share with an audience. I am very comfortable in my skin. I never thought my appearance would have anything to do with becoming a star. Yet it seems that in some ways they did.
“How could you have had such a wonderful life as I am if there hadn’t been a ruling God?” “
“Above all, deep in my soul I’m a tough Irish woman.”
Maureen O’Hara, it’s your life:
* Originally published in 2017, updated in August 2021.
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