The questionnaire

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor was born Gloria Fowles in 1949, in Newark, US. Her father was a singer, her mother a seamstress. Gaynor quit her job in a department store after a neighbour heard her sing and asked her to perform at his nightclub. In 1979, she had a massive hit with I Will Survive. Her new single, Last Night, is released on Monday.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being in love with someone who is in love with you, in a union blessed by God, coupled with peace, good health and physical comfort.

What is your greatest fear?
Fear itself.

With which historical figure do you most identify?
Christ, because my greatest desire in life is to please and glorify God.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Being critical of myself and others.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your greatest extravagance?
My car (a Jaguar).

Should the Royal Family be scrapped?
No, they bring a sense of civility and order to an otherwise chaotic land.

What objects do you always carry with you?
Bible, make-up, pen, credit cards.

What makes you depressed?
Man's inhumanity to man.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My weight.

What is your favourite fantasy?
Where I am built like Vanity and my husband is built like Muhammad Ali, and we are turning heads as we walk down the beach.

Do you believe in monogamy?

Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?

What is your greatest regret?
That I never got a chance to share my financial success with my mother.

When and where were you happiest?
On the day that I was crowned 'Queen of Disco'.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

What would your motto be?
Practise what you preach.

Do you believe in life after death?
Yes, I believe I'll go to heaven.

How would you like to be remembered?
As a person who tried to please God and was truthful, compassionate and generous to others.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That God's opinion is the only one that matters.


Compiled by Rosanna Greenstreet

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