ACTOR and singer Dana Gillespie has offered a glimpse into the heady world she inhabited in the 1960s and 1970s – when she was rubbing shoulders with Bob Dylan and David Bowie, survived an avalanche and starred in Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Speaking to The Herald Magazine as she prepares to publish her memoir Weren’t Born a Man, Gillespie talked of her long musical career and her relationships.

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“I’ve never really been one who was very comfortable on the arm of somebody very famous,” she said. “And I never really met anybody I wanted to marry. I was very independent. I had loads of affairs, but not ones that made me want to change my name. I never wanted children. I’d rather be in the studio . I’d rather be writing songs. I’ve done that since the age of 11.”