"The most important thing, especially for women, is to love ourselves especially as we age," said Cybill Shepherd.
Cybill Shepherd proved that she hasn't aged at all as she attended The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Gala presented by Lifetime earlier this month. Wearing a black outfit with a red fringed coat and sporting short wavy blonde hair, it's hard to believe the Taxi Driver star is a grandmother at 72 years old. A decade ago, the actress told CBS This Morning, that she doesn't think getting older is "fun" "I think the most important thing, especially for women, is to love ourselves especially as we age and to accept that there's more than the external shape, weight, and stuff, and it's more (about) a spiritual journey and what we can give back."
While she understands women might choose age-defying procedures she believes it's best not to get "desperate" to turn back time. The Moonlighting actress said, "You don't want to necessarily fight growing older. ... Because the reality is, we get so much better as we get older as women. We grow so much. And you know, men do, too. She added, "... And sometimes a younger man is a nice thing. A powerful younger man, I'm all for it."
Often touted as an outspoken actress back in 2000 she came out with her memoir cheekily called: Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think. 15 years after the book came out she admitted to TODAY she's learned to keep some things to herself. "I stopped saying so much what I think," she admitted. "Early on I was a real — can I say [it]? — smartass." She was also pretty candid about how she was schooled early by mom and grandma in how to handle being beautiful. "Beauty is as beauty does," she said they told her. "I just lucked out. ... It had nothing to do with talent." But her personality is all her. "I had to repeat gym because I was so — I was rebellious," she pointed out. "I was a rebel girl. I was a bad girl for a long time. I'm a good girl now, though!"
The actress went through a terrifying shock after learning that her daughter Clementine was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but she says the family is doing well now. “That diagnosis of my daughter Clementine was one of the most difficult days of my life, but she’s doing great right now and I have two grandchildren,” she said according to Variety at the 29th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala which raised over $1.4 million for research to help and find a cure for the chronic disease affecting the central nervous system.
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