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Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Birthday: 12 May 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 165 cm

Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was ...Show more

Samantha Mathis
We have such an uptight relationship with nudity in America, and I think that's really unfortunate. We have such an uptight relationship with nudity in America, and I think that's really unfortunate.
[on River Phoenix] River's death was a life changing experience for me. We all know that when anyone Show more [on River Phoenix] River's death was a life changing experience for me. We all know that when anyone dies, it makes us look at life differently. Seeing someone so young and loving and full of life crumble and dies changed all my priorities. You know, it made me see what is really important and what isn't. Ultimately, I have really had to learn to laugh at life, too. Otherwise, it can all become too much. Hide
(On River Phoenix) I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as Show more (On River Phoenix) I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress, he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man. Who will always be in my heart. Hide
[About her role in The Mists of Avalon (2001), directed by German-born Uli Edel, specifically the in Show more [About her role in The Mists of Avalon (2001), directed by German-born Uli Edel, specifically the infamous "threesome" scene]: The guys have on boxers, but I've just got, like, a piece of nude stretchy material taped to my breasts and my legs. And then suddenly Uli yells out of the darkness, "Remember you're doing it for ze kingdom, for ze kingdom!" Hide
[about having experienced strange reactions to on-the-job nudity in the past] People don't know whet Show more [about having experienced strange reactions to on-the-job nudity in the past] People don't know whether to look at you or talk to you. And you feel... fine! People are talking about baseball stats, and you're just going, 'OK, you can be normal now!'. Hide
(On River Phoenix) "The nicest memory I have of him is when we went down to his family's property in Show more (On River Phoenix) "The nicest memory I have of him is when we went down to his family's property in Costa Rica, and we'd eat these mangoes for breakfast. River had them dripping all over him. When he ate, he ate with his hands. For me, he'll always be that beautiful, drippy mess." Hide
My mom always said, 'You got birthing hips'. Sometimes I wish they were a little smaller. But I don' Show more My mom always said, 'You got birthing hips'. Sometimes I wish they were a little smaller. But I don't want to look like a boy, you know? Hide
Samantha says that kissing ex-boyfriend Christian Slater in Broken Arrow (1996) was "like kissing yo Show more Samantha says that kissing ex-boyfriend Christian Slater in Broken Arrow (1996) was "like kissing your brother". Hide
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