"I'm certainly thinking of plastic surgery. I've already been botoxed, like many of the models. And I'm happy to admit it. If you don't tell, how do other women feel they have a chance when they see the pictures? Models are not superhuman. We grow old. I really want to grow old and I don't believe that age is ugly."
"How it's cut, who cut it, how it moves, the lining...I even like it when it's what I consider to be ugly."
"It was traditional (Italian), even old-fashioned. When I was a teenager, I had to choose whether to go out on a Friday or Saturday night. Never both. And we always had proper meals."
LINDA EVANGELISTA: Who do you most admire?
PEDRO ALMODOVAR: There are many directors I admire: Scorcese, for exemple, and I very much like Tarantino - his films are fantastic. I would like to work with Harvey Keitel and Barbara Hershey, but I would also like to work with you, Linda. You would make a wonderful housewife. There would be no point in casting you as a top model, that would be meaningless. I would like to cast you as a regular sub-urban housewife with problems. You know, with a sexy, beautiful girl like you, the audience wants to see you are human, so I would show your suffering, and show that just beautiful doesn't mean you have no soul or pain.
(Elle 1996, Linda Evangelista interviews Pedro Almodovar)