Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
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Life is a jest, and all things show it. I thought so once, but now I know it.
I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars would sign over half to me and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
I'd luv to kiss ya but I just washed my hair.
A sure way to lose happiness I found is to want it at the expense of everything else.
I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.
I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.
Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day we earned that recognition.