Cybill says her beauty opened many doors, but it also held her back. "When I was 18 years old, I got on an airplane and I flew from Memphis, Tennessee, to New York City," she says. "I skipped all of these kinds of developmental things along the way. I didn't ever learn how to balance my checkbook. I never had a chance to live away from home the first year, go to college and have that interim place. All of a sudden I was thrown into this world-famous responsibility. I knew I had to be successful."
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Because of that drive to succeed, Cybill says she never learned see herself for who she was. "I put on this false sense that I was the most beautiful, the most sexy and the most intelligent woman in the world," she says. "When I looked at that camera, that's what I projected."
At home, Cybill says it was a different story. "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?'" she says. "I had this wonderful success. At the same time, that retouched image is a lie."