Shirley MacLaine Doesn’t Know the Meaning of the Word Diva

by W Magazine Team

What does it take to survive in Hollywood for 60-plus years? Living legend and Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine looks back. In her Screen Test, MacLaine says everything she learned about entertainment came from playing Las Vegas. “When you hear the ice tickling in the glasses, you’re doing something wrong,” she says. And adds that being a professional dancer taught her not to be a diva actress: “I’m a team player, basically.”