In 1963 Bette Davis gave an interview with columnist/reporter Shirley Eder during which she openly discussed the gender inequalities of her era. That interview has surfaced for the first time, courtesy of PBS. Despite many of her on-screen successes, Davis told Eder quite bluntly how she felt as though she was at a disadvantage in life and the workplace because of her sex and her intelligence.
"The real female should be partly male, and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you've run into something very, very fine, I think."