Sydney tamiia poitier dating

If you get too wrapped up in your appearance then you're focusing on something insignificant – what's important to me is the character that I'm playing.Vanity gets in the way of that and it makes your performance suffer.

It was the Eighties and I was really influenced by the punk-rock look and never went anywhere without my ripped jeans.

I used to wear big shoulder pads and be dripping in lamé and generally go around looking grotesquely overdone.

When I'm out with my sister now we sometimes get asked if we're twins, which is ironic because I look exactly like my dad and she looks exactly like my mom, Joanna.

Up until maybe six or seven years ago, people would come up to me all the time and ask if I was related to Sidney Poitier, just based on the fact that they thought I looked like him.

Ten years ago, very few actresses had stylists – people would dress themselves when they had a premiere to go to.

But nowadays image has become so important to everyone.

An actress and the daughter of the eminent actor Sidney Poitier, she has been working in the industry for 10 years, and in 2004 produced Devil Cats, a film written and directed by her older sister, Anika.

She lives in Los Angeles and features in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, which is released on DVD on Monday.

The problem with being an actress is that it makes you focus too much on how you look.

That mentality is everywhere in Los Angeles and I have to remind myself that that's not what life is about.

When I was a teenager, it was a case of the funkier the outfit the better.

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