The way some papers write about me, you'd think I was some kind of gold digger. The truth is, I've always earned my own money. Before I became a model in Europe, I even worked in a bakery store - for $1.50 an hour. It's a big jump from a bakery store to driving a Mercedes in California, but I'm the same person inside.
I'm not a beautiful person and I never have been.
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles is the best.
I was shooting a bikini promotion in Mahe in the Seychelles in 1980 when there was a military coup and I, along with a roomful of other people, ended up being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint in a windowless room with no ventilation for 36 hours.
It's fun playing a more feminine part. I can identify more with a woman of passion and emotion than with a cartoon character. Who knows what a cartoon feels?
Being cuddly has nothing to do with size.
In Denmark, when you marry, whether you have $1 million or just $10, you share it.
Despite my divorces, I still believe in marriage, and I have believed in all my marriages, although maybe not the one with Sylvester Stallone, as I was really pressured to marry him.
My childhood was really comfortable and secure, but school was a nightmare. I was a lot taller than the other girls and they called me Gitte the giraffe.
I've been put up in great hotels from a very young age, so I've been spoilt. What I can't stand is when I arrive somewhere and the room isn't ready. You call housekeeping, and it takes them three hours to get the room into shape. I'm afraid to say that the Hilton in London was not too good on that score.
Puberty was the most horrifying time of my life.
Manila is like a small New York. Nothing works, and everybody's out to get the better of you.
I'm very outgoing. I have a lot of energy.
A tall woman can be just as feminine as a petite woman.
When you makes movies, you usually make good money. But it is also a very tough job.
I've covered a lot of ground geographically and emotionally and for years I lost my connection with my family. But the best comfort you can have, whether you are on the phone or sitting there in the living room with them, is with your parents, and to me family has always meant protection. When you smile you get a smile back, unconditionally.