Paulette Goddard


“Rosalind Russell is leaving town to recuperate from The Women–or rather from the first kick delivered by Paulette Goddard in their movie fight. Paulette uses the toe method in kicking (very painful). For the second take, she was ordered to kick with the side of her foot. ‘Also painful,’ Miss Russell told me prior to leaving, ‘but less dangerous.’” – Sheilah Graham


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULETTE GODDARD! June 3, 1910 - April 23, 1990

“She was cheerful and amusing, a one of a kind, fanciful creature.” — Charles Chaplin

“From the first day, we recognized in you, the best person in the world.” — Charles Chaplin Jr.

“I’d never seen anyone so beautiful and elegant, except at a distance. Although she had a delicious sense of humor, she still occupied a pedestal, and I was quite in awe of her. Someday, I told myself, I would be like her.” — Lana Turner

“She is the most honest actress I ever knew.” — Ray Milland 

“She is very disarming, a marvelous girl with a sense of humor; I have never forgotten how beautiful she was.” — Lita Grey 

“She is fascinating and incredibly beautiful.” — Erich Maria Remarque 

“Paulette was always such a busy little thing. She was like a little pixie with her knitting needles clicking away - so busy. When we sat by the fireplace, or out in the garden, or on the yacht, she was busy knitting. All of my sweaters, and even my socks, she knitted. She used to turn out a sweater in a couple of days. When H.G. Wells was at our house, and admired one of my sweaters, that little busy-fingers surprised him with a completed sweater the next night for dinner. Sounds unbelievable but that’s the way Mrs. Chaplin is.” — Charles Chaplin 

“Gentlemen prefer blondes until they get a hold on Paulette!” — Anita Loos 

“You live in the present and you eliminate things that don’t matter. You don’t carry the burden of the past. I’m not impressed by the past very much. The past bores me, to tell you the truth; it really bores me. I don’t remember many movies and certainly not my own.” — Paulette Goddard