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Born: 1958-11-22
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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If I'm honest I don't think the world would miss me if I never acted again.

Tags: Again, Honest, Miss

It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers.

Tags: Cosmetic, Procedure

Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society.

Tags: Alcohol, Society, Try

So, am I friendly with my daughter and her friends? Yes. Am I their friend? No. Does she shut the door? Yes, and I very much support the shut door.

Tags: Friend, Friendly, Friends

The parameters are such that I don't get offered a lot of work. I'm sure most directors hear my list of don'ts and say forget it.

Tags: Forget, Sure, Work

And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.

Tags: Big, Feeling, Order

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.

Tags: Keep, Regret, Work

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.

Tags: Age, Bad, Women

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.

Tags: Addiction, Sit, Work

I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.

Tags: Business, Life, School

My deal was that they would use a full-length picture of me in my underwear and a full-length picture of me all done up, and they would write about how long it took and how much it cost, because that was the whole point. It was very liberating.

Tags: Done, Whole, Write

With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent.

Tags: Hair, Short, Time

I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is.

Tags: Family, Put

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.

Tags: Life, Positive, Successful

I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.

Tags: Age, Life, Mother

My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it's just a number.

Tags: Anniversary, Good, Marriage

I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.

Tags: Guitar, Hold, Rhythm

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.

Tags: Teen, Teenager, Watch

Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me.

Tags: Interested, Less, Pretending

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.

Tags: Less, Pretend

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't.

Tags: Again, Teen, Teenager

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.

Tags: Change, Happiness, Parents

My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved.

Tags: Difficult, Marriage, Real
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Actually, the books were never a planned career path.

Tags: Actually, Career, Path

All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.

Tags: Good, Money, Work

Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.

Tags: Addict, Alcoholic

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.

Tags: Actor, Books, Else

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.

Tags: Business, Family, Older

I have very short hair. It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.

Tags: Cute, Hair, Short

I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.

Tags: Easy, Love, Pretending

I talk too much.

Tags: Talk

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

Tags: Change, Happiness, Today

I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.

Tags: Once, Thought, Why

I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.

Tags: Three, Times, Try

I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.

Tags: Dream, House, Used

I've been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years.

Tags: Almost, Happily, Married

I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven.

Tags: Actress, Driven, Life
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