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As a young girl, Linda says she never placed much value on her looks. "I never thought I was even pretty," she says.
Once she became an actress, Linda says MGM Studios turned her dishwater blonde hair into the platinum color that would become her signature. "All of a sudden, people thought I looked better," she says. "I thought, 'What's the big deal?'"
Though she enjoyed working in Hollywood, Linda says she never lost sight of herself. "What you look like has nothing to do with what you think about yourself, and that's where we get confused," she says. "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."