Interviews with Tina Turner
In February 2000 Tina did an interview with Vanity Fair and gave these answers to their questions:
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being at one with yourself.
What is your greatest fear? Spiders and snakes.
Which living person do you most admire? Oprah Winfrey.
What is your greatest extravagance? Spending.
What is your favorite journey? Driving through the Alps from Zurich to Nice.
What do you dislike most about your
appearance? Short neck, short torso.
What is your greatest regret? I regret not having had more time with my
kids when they were growing up.
What and where were you happiest? At home.
What is your current state of mind?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think
it would be? A spiritual leader.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A tree.
What is your most treasured possession? My thumb ring.
Where would you like to live?
Switzerland and France, where I live now.
What is your favorite occupation? Creative work, decorating and
What is the quality you most like in a man? Independence.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Independence.
What do you most value in your friends? Honesty.
Who are your favorite writers? Anne Rice, Mary Higgins Clark.
Who are your heroes in real life? Harrison Ford, Robert Redford,
What are your favorite names? Nathalie and Eros.
What is it that you most dislike? Bad behavior.
How would you like to die? A natural death.
What is your motto? " Put my right foot forward"
... more from the December 2000 Rolling Stone about the state of Tina at sixty:
"Spiritually, I'm very much more aware. I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into -- and an acceptance of -- things.
First of all, I'm happy that I'm healthy. I know a lot of people who reach this age and the body starts to break down. So I'm very pleased that I'm just able to enjoy it. It's like, you look at youth, and you say, 'I'm happy where I am. I don't need to move further up or further down.'
And that's where I am" ...