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" My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans. "
" I live in my activewear. "
" I was very lucky both of my parents had really nice skin. "
" I really always felt that I was going to be an actress. I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would do well from a very early age. I didn't know how tough the business is. "
" Overcoming my shyness has been a lifelong struggle. "
" I use Neutrogena makeup off wipes to take the first layer of makeup off. "
" People always ask me, how do you do everything you do? "
" I occasionally buy a bikini, but I'm too shy to wear it. "
" My grandsons really love my apple cake, which is from my grandmother's recipe. "
" When someone has that combination of arrogance and ignorance - that drives me crazy. "
" In 1949, when I was 2, my family moved from Yonkers, NY, to a development of brick houses in Elmont, a Long Island suburb of New York City. What I remember most about the house was the glider on our porch. I used to sit there evenings close to my father, Victor, as he talked about the moon and the stars. He taught me to dream big. "
" Erica Kane was a spectacular role for any actress to play, and I felt so lucky to be the one who got to do it. "
" I started doing Pilates when I was in my mid-40s. I thought it was called 'pie-lattes' because I didn't hear anyone talk about it; I just read about it. "
" I was a shy little girl. Growing up, I was often content being alone in my room, making up stories, and acting out all the parts. I became so good at it that, with the door closed, my parents thought I had friends over. "
" Before I was working out, if somebody told me that I would actually choose fruit over french fries, I would never believe them. "
" I love fashion. "
" I eat very clean, not in an exaggerated way. "
" I married somebody who is very secure. He's been in my corner from the time we met, and we grew in this together. "
" If your skin looks okay today, and you take care of it, there's a good chance it's going to look good tomorrow. "
" My father was an ironworker who eventually co-founded a construction business. My mother, Jeanette, was a stay-at-home mom who had been an operating-room nurse until my older brother, Jimmy, was born. "
" I was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award 19 times before I won. The first nine years, I heard someone else's name called; after that - I think it was a protective thing - I didn't hear whose name was called, but nobody was making eye contact with me, so I knew that it wasn't mine. "
" For most of my adult life, I drove through Central Park every morning going to work. "
" I love spaghetti and meatballs... I eat a lot. "
" I drink hot water and lemon - after two cups of the coffee in the morning. "
" I grew up loving Broadway musicals. I'd put on my parents' cast albums and stand on the stool and sing in the mirror. "
" With 'Dancing with the Stars,' they miraculously send your dance teacher with you wherever you need to be. "
" I do crunches to keep those abs going strong and flat. I'm not a sedentary person. "
" I married young. I had an instinct that this man was going to really wear well, and he has. For me, this is what worked. I always admired Helmut because he was, A, very smart, B, very sure of himself and very, very funny, and so that combination of things. "
" I think we all cheer for couples who just seem right together and go the distance. "
" The 'All My Children' studio was near Lincoln Center, and I used to see all the ballerinas and the dancers, and I thought, I don't want to bulk up; I want to have long, lean, toned muscles. And I found out that through Pilates, you can achieve those strong, lean dancer muscles. "
" The sense of acting being teamwork was a mentality that I took from school: I studied with wonderful people, and I wanted them to be proud of me. "