She strikes me as a sensor and probably rational.
"Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. Andrews was a former British child actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in other musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, and in musical films such as Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965): the roles for which she is still best known. Her voice spanned four octaves until it was damaged by a throat operation in 1998.
"Andrews had a major revival of her film career in the 2000s, in family films such as The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and the Shrek animated films (2004–2007). In 2005 Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend at a theatre in Connecticut.
"Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 she published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years."
TIME article, 1966
"The most celebrated movie actress in the U.S. eats "squashy and gorgeous" boiled-potato sandwiches and drives around Hollywood singing at the top of her lungs. She doesn't do these things at the same time, but nobody would be surprised if she did. In a town where everybody plays the angles and wholesomeness is something of an aberration, Julie Andrews, 31, is tolerated as a delightful kook."
"The Royal Touch"
"Paul Fischer talks to Dame Julie Andrews about her role in the surprise hit The Princess Diaries"
"Thoroughly Modern Julie"
"She is best known for her clean-cut musical roles in the 60s, but behind Julie Andrews' impeccable vowels lies a formidable will. She talks to Emma Brockes about her stepfather's alcoholism, hitting Broadway at 19 - and the importance of being true to one's vowels."
Academy of Achievement interview - Includes video and audio clips
"Julie Andrews: My dad was a very special human being. He had an innate decency. It didn't come from...he was very bright. He was a nature-loving man. He treated all of us in the family -- including his first wife's other children -- he treated us all the same, and as beloved equals. And, we knew he was special. I mean, obviously any dad to a young girl is special if he does all the right things, and my dad certainly did, but he's the one that instilled in me any true reality in my life because on the one side I had this mad upbringing of vaudeville and touring a great deal and very little schooling. My father was the one that took me on nature walks, took me to the swimming baths, taught me how to swim, took me down to the seaside in freezing cold weather and we dipped in the sea. We climbed the local hills, and he gave me a love of books."