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  1. I don’t know him. I didn’t grow up with my father. We don’t speak.
  2. When I say there’s a little bit of Erika Jayne in everybody, what I mean by that is: No one is one way all the time. No one is buttoned up all the time and no one is wild all the time. There are different parts to your personality, different layers — and that’s really what Erika Jayne is, another layer to a human being.
  3. My mother was very hard on me when I was a child. I think she was raising me how the world was treating her.
  4. I think as more women see that there are women out there building vibrant and creative and powerful lives and careers in their 40s, 50s, etc., then these older views of ageism will fall away.
  5. I like to slip out in the middle of the night and take my Lamborghini and drive it really fast on the highway.
  6. I grew up with gay family members, and I went to a performing arts high school. So I grew up in children’s theater, musical theater, and all of my life has been around the LGBT community.
  7. I’ve known my son was going to be in law enforcement from the time he could walk and talk. That’s all he’s ever wanted and that’s kind of your role as parent is to honor who your children really are.
  8. People see me and assume one thing, and they get to know me and see that there’s more there.
  9. It’s great to have financial support. But having someone’s emotional support is something that I wish I had more of growing up.
  10. I had everything that you want. Every material object. Everything. But inside my core I still wasn’t satisfied.
  11. Erika Girardi likes her hair straight with a lot of product, just a really good blow-dry. Erika Jayne likes her hair ropey with a lot of product, really rock star and wild.
  12. I grew up a Madonna fan, still am a Madonna fan, and will die a Madonna fan.
  13. Both my husband and I come from very modest backgrounds. He’s obviously done very well, and I’ve worked hard all my life and done well, too.
  14. If you want to look good it’s hair, it’s makeup, it’s wardrobe, and then those people that help facilitate that. They’re not cheap.
  15. I don’t enjoy fighting with people. I don’t enjoy having conflict.
  16. I would have never thought to write a memoir, but I’m glad I did it.
  17. You have to treat your skin very tenderly. You can’t be aggressive with your skin.
  18. I have a lot of sapphires in my collection.
  19. If I’m not working I’m not wearing makeup. The skin needs to breathe.
  20. I was fortunate enough to go to an art school where we had a lot of different ethnicities represented.

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