Tim Burton and Lisa Marie Smith photographed by Mary Ellen Mark, 1997

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself." Lucille Ball

Happy Birthday Tim Burton  (August 25, 1958) (via)

"I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality."

"I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman. I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt." - Elizabeth Taylor

Happy Birthday Robert De Niro (August 17, 1943)

"I’ve never been one of those actors who has touted myself as a fascinating human being. I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality."

Happy Birthday Lynda Carter (July 24, 1951)

"Wonder Woman really is a phenomenon unto herself, the show and the character really has a life of its’ own. She represented, uh, hope, I think, for young women, and she also represented for young men, mind you, which I get a lot of mail on, the type of, like the perfect woman, one that could be beautiful and smart and fun and strong."

(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

“She will go on eternally.”- Jackie Kennedy Onassis

"Oh, I’m going to hell for sure. Here he is, talking about his poor dead mother and I can’t help wishing his hands were unbuttoning my dress!" -Charlotte Flax, Mermaids 

Audrey Hepburn (May 4th, 1929 – January 20th, 1993) 

Anjelica Huston and Michael Jackson in a promotional photo for Captain EO (1986)

Happy Birthday Veronica Lake

(November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) 

"I wasn’t a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie."

Happy Birthday Louise Brooks

(November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985)

'If I ever bore you, it'll be with a knife.”

Salvador Dali and Françoise Hardy, 1968

Happy Birthday Myrna Loy

(August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993)

"I was glamorous because of magicians like George J. Folsey, James Wong Howe, Oliver Marsh, Ray June, and all those other great cinematographers. I trusted those men and the other experts who made us beautiful. The rest of it I didn’t give a damn about. I didn’t fuss about my clothes, my lighting, or anything else, but, believe me, some of them did."