Bette Davis’ advice on dealing with harsh criticism and hate.


No one ever called me darling before.

Now, Voyager (1942)


Bette Davis in It’s Love I’m After (1937)

Get To Know Me→ Actresses [4/7]: Bette Davis

"This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

"A woman is beautiful when she’s loved, and only then."
"Nonsense! A woman is beautiful if she has eight hours sleep and goes to the beauty parlour every day - and bone structure has a lot to do with it too."


Bette Davis on the set of The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1942

Olivia de Havilland: We had to make three pictures together for her to warm up to me.

Bette Davis: I was probably jealous of you, you were so damn good looking. 

"Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should ALL be bigger than life.”

Get To Know MeFavorite Scenes [3/9]: Now, Voyager (1942)

Jerry: And will you be happy, Charlotte?

Charlotte: Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.

"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart”

The Sorting Hat

Get To Know Me Meme  → Crucial Movies [8/10]: All About Eve (1950)

"Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!"

Bette Davis admitted later on that Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s casting her in this movie saved her career from oblivion after a series of unsuccessful movies. She said in a 1983 interview, “He resurrected me from the dead.”

Beverly Hills 1938: Bette Davis hosted a lavish soiree for her fellow pet loving celebs in order to raise money for a new animal shelter in the Los Angeles area.

Bette Davis hosts The Tailwaggers Party to benefit stray dogs, with guests including Norma Shearer, James Stewart, Miriam Hopkins, Henry Fonda and Mary Pickford. Photos by Rex Hardy, 1938