Saturday, May 1, 2010
Personal quotes by Esther Williams
Esther Williams Photos
I was called America's mermaid, because it appeared that I could stay underwater indefinitely.
All they ever did for me at MGM was change my leading man and the water in my pool.
No one had ever done a swimming movie before so we just made it up as we went along. I ad-libbed all my own underwater movements.
I don't know to this day how I managed to fit into those bathing suits when I was pregnant, but I did.
"The popular "Andy Hardy" series movies were MGM's tests for its promising stars such as Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and Donna Reed. If you didn't make it in those pictures, you were never heard from again".
[International Swimming Hall of Fame] "If swimming would make his daughter grow up to look like Esther Williams, then father was willing to pay for the lessons."
"I was just a swimmer who got lucky." (2003)