• "Spoto has a Hollywood knack of spinning a good yarn ... What he delivers, with great vim and verbal rhythm, is a portrait of a cherished actress who led a seemingly blameless life"

    The Times
  • "Immensely readable ... Donald Spoto captures the spirit of this enigmatic woman through her life and loves"

    Daily Express
  • "The enchantment survives, unalloyed"

    Literary Review
  • "Spoto's elegant prose is a perfect match for a subject who has always been a byword for elegance"

    Sunday Times
  • "Spoto's sympathetic but frank biography leaves her less of an enigma but her magic remains untarnished"

    Sunday Tribune