Cybill Shepherd as a baby

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Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born ready for her close-up on February 18, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Cybill Shepherd as a child

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Cybill was named after her grandfather, Cy, and her dad, Bill.
Cybill Shepherd with her parents

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Young Cybill shares a moment with parents Patty and Bill.
Cybill Shepherd as Miss Teenage Memphis

From a young age, Cybill's golden good looks started opening doors. At 16, she was crowned Miss Teenage Memphis.

What Cybill would tell her younger self
Cybill Shepherd as Model of the Year

Two years later, in 1968, Cybill's unmistakable beauty caught the eye of the fashion world. At age 18, Cybill won the title "Model of the Year."
Cybill Shepherd in the late 1960s or early 1970s

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Almost instantly, this all-American beauty became the "it" girl of the late 1960s.
Cybill Shepherd in the 1970s

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Cybill was the face of some of the most high-profile advertising campaigns in the 1970s. She smiles in this undated photo.
Cybill Shepherd in the 1970s

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Cybill poses poolside in an undated photo from the 1970s.
Cybill Shepherd in 1975

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Shaded by an umbrella, Cybill stands by on the Brooklyn Heights set of Taxi Driver in 1975. She played Robert DeNiro's singular obsession in Martin Scorsese's iconic movie.
Cybill Shepherd in 1978

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Cybill lets her hair down in 1978 photo shoot.
Cybill Shepherd in 1985

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Through the years, Cybill never shied away from making a statement. Here, she shows off the Day-Glo orange sneakers she wore to the 1985 Emmy Awards. "I remember when I walked in, half the women there hated me because I was comfortable," she says. "The other half of the women loved me because I knew next time they were coming to something like that, they were going to wear their tennis shoes."
Cybill Shepherd in 1987

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While in her 30s, Cybill starred opposite Bruce Willis in the television megahit Moonlighting. On March 15, 1987, Cybill won Favorite Female TV Performer and tied for Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer at the People's Choice Awards for her work on the private-eye dramedy.

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At 40, Cybill symbolized a gorgeous, confident woman as a L'Oreal spokeswoman. Here, she arrives at the 16th Annual People's Choice Awards on March 11, 1990.
Cybill Shepherd in 1996

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In 1995, Cybill had another television hit with her self-titled sitcom. In 1996, Cybill took home the Best Actress award for the show, which also won for Best Television Comedy.
Cybill Shepherd in 2000

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On her 50th birthday, Cybill proved beauty only gets better with age. Here, she attends a party thrown for her by More magazine.

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Cybill models a teal silk chiffon gown in the "Runway for Life" fashion show benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital on September 15, 2006.
Cybill Shepherd in 2010

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Cybill and her daughters—The Young and the Restless star Clementine Ford and soon-to-be Yale grad Ariel Oppenheim—model in a mother-daughter fashion show to commemorate O magazine's 10th anniversary.

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Cybill Shepherd in 2010

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Cybill joins actresses Teri Hatcher and actress Linda Evans for a frank conversation about aging and beauty on Oprah's stage.

See what they had to say!