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Selma Blair

Selma Blair

Birthday: 23 June 1972, Southfield, Michigan, USA
Birth Name: Selma Blair Beitner
Height: 163 cm

One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Danger ...Show more

Selma Blair
I think we all feel like misfits when we open our mouth sometimes, you know? I think we all feel like misfits when we open our mouth sometimes, you know?
My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock. My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock.
A wedding is such a girl thing. A wedding is such a girl thing.
I think it's been confusing for people because I haven't had a linear career. I think it's been confusing for people because I haven't had a linear career.
I do turn down things that I feel aren't right for me, like when it's some kind of adolescent thing Show more I do turn down things that I feel aren't right for me, like when it's some kind of adolescent thing that might typecast me, but I'm not worried about it. Hide
I go from being hugely hopeful and entertaining to... really not. I'm not manic depressive, but I ca Show more I go from being hugely hopeful and entertaining to... really not. I'm not manic depressive, but I can really go to the darker side. Hide
I used to wear a lot of red lipstick, and when I got a pimple, I'd cover it up with eyeliner to turn Show more I used to wear a lot of red lipstick, and when I got a pimple, I'd cover it up with eyeliner to turn it into a beauty mark. Hide
I put my foot in my mouth every time I'm interviewed. I put my foot in my mouth every time I'm interviewed.
It's fun to play mom. Last I knew I was playing a 17-year-old who graduated. It's fun to play mom. Last I knew I was playing a 17-year-old who graduated.
I think Vegas is the answer for pregnant people because of insomnia. It's open all the time and you Show more I think Vegas is the answer for pregnant people because of insomnia. It's open all the time and you go down and play your silly slots. Hide
I will do almost anything for the sake of a joke or for the sake of someone's real belief in somethi Show more I will do almost anything for the sake of a joke or for the sake of someone's real belief in something to help tell a story. I will not do something shocking for the sake of being nasty. If it's not hurting anyone's feelings, I'm in on the joke. Hide
My mother dressed me always very conservatively. My mother dressed me always very conservatively.
I have no ego, I'll make fun of myself, and I'll make fun of being humiliated. I get it. I have no ego, I'll make fun of myself, and I'll make fun of being humiliated. I get it.
[on performing in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)] I loved being surrounded by monsters and I gue Show more [on performing in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)] I loved being surrounded by monsters and I guess it goes back to my childhood. I loved fairy tales - Aesop's Fables, Grimm's Fairy Tales. I was a big fan of Little Matchstick Girl. Hide
I don't like slugs and tentacles and calamari or anything. Actually, tentacles made me turn into a v Show more I don't like slugs and tentacles and calamari or anything. Actually, tentacles made me turn into a vegetarian in high school. I'm not anymore, but in high school, we were dissecting squid. Hide
I was a smoker for about 20 years. I was a smoker for about 20 years.
God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings. God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings.
My sister, I have a sister who's 12 years older, she was always the party girl, the outrageous one. My sister, I have a sister who's 12 years older, she was always the party girl, the outrageous one.
I have very little faith that I'll ever find someone. I've had some bad luck and I've made some bad Show more I have very little faith that I'll ever find someone. I've had some bad luck and I've made some bad choices - not in men, but in how I've chosen to deal with relationships. Hide
I don't always know how to communicate. I think I get a bit unfiltered and a bit strange to people. I don't always know how to communicate. I think I get a bit unfiltered and a bit strange to people.
I'm a working actress able to make choices based on characters rather than what I 'should' do for my Show more I'm a working actress able to make choices based on characters rather than what I 'should' do for my career. Hide
Part of me would love to have been a leading lady because there's a lot of glamor that goes with tha Show more Part of me would love to have been a leading lady because there's a lot of glamor that goes with that and a lot of applause, but I've been very blessed. Hide
I went through a period of pulling away from everything - acting, people - not sure if I would ever Show more I went through a period of pulling away from everything - acting, people - not sure if I would ever have a voice in this business. Hide
Perhaps I have managed some sort of longevity because I haven't won the lead roles. I don't have the Show more Perhaps I have managed some sort of longevity because I haven't won the lead roles. I don't have the pressure of being a world-famous bombshell that has detonated. Hide
I love to laugh and well, who doesn't? I love to laugh and well, who doesn't?
I think I'm under the radar enough where I don't think I'm typecast as anything yet, so I'm pretty f Show more I think I'm under the radar enough where I don't think I'm typecast as anything yet, so I'm pretty free and clear. Hide
I can't afford security. I can't afford a gated house. So, I feel a little vulnerable. I wish some l Show more I can't afford security. I can't afford a gated house. So, I feel a little vulnerable. I wish some laws would come into play. Hide
I have three sisters, that's it for the family. I have three sisters, that's it for the family.
I don't have the pressure of being a world-famous bombshell that has detonated. I don't have the pressure of being a world-famous bombshell that has detonated.
The problem with paparazzi is that it makes you question your boundaries, like, how do I say, 'That' Show more The problem with paparazzi is that it makes you question your boundaries, like, how do I say, 'That's enough guys?' Hide
I'm one of those hovering mothers and I know it's really important to have an independent child, so Show more I'm one of those hovering mothers and I know it's really important to have an independent child, so I'm trying to back off, but it's hard. I love him so much, and he's so funny and cute to me. Hide
In high school I would mess with my hair and makeup all the time. In high school I would mess with my hair and makeup all the time.
Jason Lee made me laugh all the time because he's so big, and I love how goofy bodies can be. Jason Lee made me laugh all the time because he's so big, and I love how goofy bodies can be.
I think I'm more approachable with long hair. When it's short, I come across as being artsy and weir Show more I think I'm more approachable with long hair. When it's short, I come across as being artsy and weird. Hide
I have no fears when it comes to my hair or clothes. I have no fears when it comes to my hair or clothes.
Bathroom humor, fart, and poo poo humor in movies gets a laugh. It's a pretty easy audience, and tha Show more Bathroom humor, fart, and poo poo humor in movies gets a laugh. It's a pretty easy audience, and that's been around for ages. Hide
I think getting married gave me a focus. It gave me a focus and direction I want to have in my life. Show more I think getting married gave me a focus. It gave me a focus and direction I want to have in my life. And I think having another person that you make such a purposeful bond with has given me the opportunity to see how that can be with all the other aspects of my life. Hide
On husband Ahmet Zappa's noteworthy proposal: "I said, 'I need something to make sure that this is r Show more On husband Ahmet Zappa's noteworthy proposal: "I said, 'I need something to make sure that this is real,' a Ferrari or something, and so he gave me a highlighter pen. It was a yellow highlighter pen. ... He told me that his father, Frank Zappa, had asked his mother to marry him with a pen". Hide
I'm pretty much a loner and I've lived under the radar. I'm pretty much a loner and I've lived under the radar.
I played teen roles until high definition came out, and I could never understand it. I would go in f Show more I played teen roles until high definition came out, and I could never understand it. I would go in for adult roles and be older than many of the people auditioning, but they'd cast the girl without a line on her face. Hide
It's fun to go to the movies and be scared. It's fun to go to the movies and be scared.
I'm flat-chested, I'm short, I'm brunette, I have droopy eyes, and so people have a hard time castin Show more I'm flat-chested, I'm short, I'm brunette, I have droopy eyes, and so people have a hard time casting me as a 'beauty.' Hide
If I get married, it's something you really have to work at. It's hard enough to work at having a re Show more If I get married, it's something you really have to work at. It's hard enough to work at having a relationship with best friends and girls that are in the business. Hide
It was like I had a baby and I suddenly started to feel I could play anything. It was like I had a baby and I suddenly started to feel I could play anything.
I'm open to anything. I would love to play someone completely off the wall. I'm open to anything. I would love to play someone completely off the wall.
I never want to be a showoff or attention getter or something that, truthfully, is kind of repulsive Show more I never want to be a showoff or attention getter or something that, truthfully, is kind of repulsive to me, but I get uncomfortable. Hide
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