Cybill Shepherd Linda Evans and Teri Hatcher On Oprah’s Show to Discuss Aging

Posted by on Oct 01, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, actresses Cybill Shepherd (“Moonlighting”), Linda Evans (“Dynasty”) and Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”) visited “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to discuss about the issue of aging, beauty and what our society says to women as they grow older.

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Teri Hatcher says of her now-infamous no-make-up pictures that circulated on the internet, “You feel like: ‘Isn’t that the person you want to be loved? That’s the friend … that’s the partner I want to be in a relationship. That’s the mom I want to be. Really, that’s what’s important.” “Listen, I love looking at all the glamorous pictures. That’s fun too,” she continues. “I think if we can accept the truth behind it and reveal the mystery, then we can enjoy both things.

Three days ago, I’m outside … I’m starting to hike up in the mountains,” the actress said. “… I’m trying out binoculars, standing on the street, and this lady comes running across the street saying, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, you’re Meryl Streep! I’m so excited to see you.’ “I said, ‘No, I am not Meryl Streep.” “She said, ‘Oh yes you are. You’re Meryl Streep!‘” Shepherd escaped into a nearby store, leaving her boyfriend to clarify with the woman that, no, um, not Streep — rather, Shepherd. And, Shepherd said, “The woman said, ‘Oh, I love her! She’s so beautiful!'” Not a bad problem to have, being mistaken for a two-time Oscar winner? Not to mention, after the fan ran into the store to say how much she loved her, “Ms. Streep” wound up not being asked for ID by the grocery store clerk.

Cybill Shepherd chimes in: “When I was on seven covers of Glamour magazine and I’d walk by all those newsstands every month and see my picture, I would go home and look in the bathroom [mirror] and go: ‘How did this happen to me? Why don’t I look like that cover?’ I had this wonderful success. At the same time, that retouched image is a lie.

What you look like has nothing to do with what you think about yourself, and that’s where we get confused,” says 1980s star Linda Evans. “The outside has nothing to do with the inside. And the thing that’s so mysterious to me is everything we’re basing our value on is outside of us.

About three beauties:

Linda Evans is one of the gorgeous ladies in Hollywood who was born in the year 1942. She made her debut in the early 1960’s in television. Before acted in The Big Valley with Barbara Stanwyck from 1965-1969 as Audra Barkley, she made numerous guest appearances on various shows. In the year 1968, she got married with John Derek. She was John Derek’s second wife.

Cybill Shepherd was born in 1950. At the age of 16, she won a title of Miss Teenage Memphis and quickly turned to modeling. She moved on to movies with 1971’s The Last Picture show after being named Model of the Year in 1968. It was a great beginning that could have launched an even bigger career if she hadn’t fallen in love with the film’s director, Peter Bogdanovich. Bogdanovich, whom she later described as her “Svengali” (someone who exercises excessive control over another), cast her in a string of flops throughout the 1970’s, costing both of them credibility and career opportunities.

Teri Hatcher started her career as a cheerleader while she was in college. She was born in the year 1964. To lend moral support for an audition, she went with a friend to Los Angeles, and end up being cast herself as a dancer on The Love Boat. After guest appearances on TV shows and small roles in movies during the late-1980, Teri landed the role of Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman with Dean Cain. Today, a best-selling book, two marriages and a lovely daughter later, she stars as Susan Mayer on the long-running series Desperate Housewives.

Video of Aging Beauty Cybill Shepherd, Dynasty’s Linda Evans, And “Desperate Housewives” Teri Hatcher from YouTube:

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  1. Jessica says:

    I think this interview by Oprah is what the world is missing. A realization that our idolization of celebrities has created an image that is impossible even for the A listers to maintain. Our socieity needs to once again understand that natural beauty is truly more attractive and seductive then Hollywood perfection. The Japanese have an understanding of perfection that goes beyond our westernization of the concept, they call is Wabi-Sabi. In this concept, an object is aesthetically perfect only through the acceptance of it’s imperfections.

    The aesthetic industry is not evil at it’s core, but the problem is that most doctors and technicians don’t understand that individually differences and imperfections are the reasons for true beauty. It is rare to find someone who understands this and is able to utilize today’s technology to focus on the maintenance of one’s natural beauty as we age, the only person I know who has perfected this is Dr. Arnold Klein. He truly finds perfection through one’s individual differences and imperfections. He understands that true beauty is within, yet has also been able to maintain my outer beauty and slow the process of aging. He has never tried to make me conform to someone else description of beauty, and I respect that.

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