Donna Mills
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"Donna Mills" is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her long-running role as villainous Abby Cunningham on the prime-time soap opera Knots Landing, and for her role as Tobie Williams, the girlfriend of Clint Eastwood's character in the 1971 cult film Play Misty for Me.

Mills began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on The Secret Storm. She made her film debut the following year in The Incident (1967 film)/The Incident and appeared on Broadway theatre/Broadway in the Woody Allen comedy Don't Drink the Water (play)/Don't Drink the Water. She then starred for three years in the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing (TV series)/Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1967-1970).

She landed the role of Abby in Knots Landing in 1980 and was a regular on the show until 1989. For this role she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess three times, in 1986, 1988 and 1989. She has since starred in several TV movies, including False Arrest (1991), In My Daughter's Name (1992), Dangerous Intentions (1995), The Stepford Husbands (1996) and Ladies of the House (2008). In 2014, she joined the cast of long-running daytime soap opera General Hospital.

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There were episodes where I would wear seven or eight outfits. It took a lot of time to get those together. What the character wears is very essential to how I create the character.

I really want to spend as much time as I can with my daughter and really participate in her growing up. I'm very active in her school.

I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.

I thought it was very important that femininity wasn't lost.

Once I left Knots Landing, I didn't shop for years. I was so tired of shopping!

That's certainly what I grew up with-ballet and musical comedy. My mother taught ballroom dancing and, I think, would have liked to have been a dancer herself. So she pushed me a lot when I was very young, but I loved it. All I really wanted to be was a dancer. There's a discipline in dance that you don't get anywhere else.

I was always cutting dialogue out when we were rehearsing, and when I produced movies, too. I felt that people don't say things in life-they act, they do things. I always wanted my characters doing, rather than saying what they were doing-which was redundant.

I always wanted to know what lens they were on, how close they were. I didn't do it with a plan in mind, but I would instinctively gear what I was doing toward what lenses they were using.

Rita Hayworth in Gilda... there's not a shot of her in that movie that isn't gorgeous.