Greta Layne

The Intoxicating Greta Layne

In 1967, Tiger Beat Magazine asked the following questions to their featured matinee idols.  In 2009, we posed them to Greta Layne.

How would your mother describe you in one word? Impulsive.
What is your favorite flower? Gardenias…they’re intoxicating.
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? A stranger once asked me if I would walk on his back with a pair of stilettos and then allow him to lick the heels…..to each their own I suppose!
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? Luscious
Where would you like to live? I really love Chicago…..if only the winters weren’t so bitter.  I need a winter home in the tropics!
What is the quote that comes to your mind? “You only live once, but if you do it right….once is enough.” – Mae West
What animal best describes the kind of man you’re interested in? The wolf – playful, intelligent and loyal, but beautifully aggressive when certain situations call for it.
What do you miss about your childhood? There are a few relationships that I miss…otherwise….not much!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I wouldn’t change it…..I like my name.
What is the main fau lt of your character? I can be extremely stubborn.
Who is your favorite historical figure? Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, the “alchemical” goddess governing a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty, sexuality and sensuality, impelling women to fulfill both creative and procreative functions.  Do mythical goddesses count as historical figures?  Oh well….today they do.
Describe how you kiss in one word. Succulently
What in the world do you least desire?  Betrayal
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…opportunity”
In every episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” James Lipton asks the following questions (originated by French inte rviewer Bernard Pivot) to the guest movie star.  Now we ask Greta Layne.
What turns you on? Thunderstorms, a long & luxurious massage, the smell of a freshly picked gardenia, hearing about shark attacks, HEAT – warm summer nights, hot showers, hot bodies, hot oil….hot oil being rubbed onto my body after a hot shower….I could get carried away with this.
What turns you off? Laziness and dishonesty.
What is your favorite word? Crave
What sound or noise do you love? Ocean waves crashing into the shore…someone shaking up a dirty vodka martini for me.
What sound or noise do you hate? Lip-smacking…eewww.  Oh…and bagpipes!!!  My ears perceive it as a flock of geese being strangled.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’d have to say that I’m pretty content….but maybe a food critic.
What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt? Oh jeez….there are many things out there that all of the money in the world couldn’t convince me to do….but being a telemarketer or a nanny…those are in my top 5.
What is your favorite swear word? Fuck. Definitely fuck.  It’s so versatile.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say to you as you enter the Pearly Gates? “All right, all right, you can come in… it’s ‘Give the Heathen a Break’ Day. Just don’t tell the nuns…”