"Mary Jane "Mae" West" was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.
Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars/greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including Censorship in the United States/censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform in Las Vegas Valley/Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums. Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West replied: "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it."If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Mae West on Wikipedia.