Top 9 Mamie Van Doren Quotes

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“It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I never wanted to be a trophy wife. I wanted to make it on my own. I didn’t want to depend on a man.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow’s footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I have never been a Marilyn Monroe wannabe. I have always been happy in my own skin!”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I didn’t feel like I was meant to be a nurse or a secretary.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and I were so different from each other. I was doing very young movies, and Marilyn, who was ahead of me, was doing a lot of homogenized movies that weren’t quite as wild as the ones I was doing. Jayne was more of a character of herself.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I took my acting very seriously. I did over 40 films, and naturally, some of them were called B-movies because the woman was at the top of the billing. Women couldn’t star in their own movies.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“I studied really hard. But Hollywood never appreciated my talent.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“My best asset is my brain. Without my brain, I don’t think the rest of me would be too hot.”

― Mamie Van Doren
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