Happy International Women’s Month! Words from iconic film stars who played tennis…

Women have always been as strong throughout history as they are today, what they didn’t always have was a voice. Here are wise words from strong women who were outspoken trailblazers regardless of the place or time they lived…


Since my life has been wayward and impulsive—always a search for something that is not there and then disillusionment—I believe I need all the excuses I can make.
Lana Turner, 1940s

I didn’t know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be.

Natalie Wood, 1960s

I’m a tough old broad from Brooklyn. Don’t try to make me into something I’m not. If you want someone to tiptoe down the Barkley staircase in crinoline and politely ask where the cattle went, get another girl.
Barbara Stanwyck, 1950s

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

Katharine Hepburn, 1940s


A woman has just as much right in this world as a man and can get along in it just as well if she puts her mind to it.

Carole Lombard, 1930s


Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.
Jane Fonda, 1960s

You have to keep practicing, if you’re really going to be good.

Debbie Reynolds, 1960s


It took me years to figure out that you don’t fall into a tub of butter, you jump in it.

Claudette Colbert, 1930s


You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.

Ginger Rogers, 1940s


Happy International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month!