Jaclyn Smith (June 2006)
|Born||Jacquelyn Ellen Smith
October 26, 1945
Houston, Texas, United States
|Spouse(s)||Roger Davis (1968â€“1975; divorced)
Dennis Cole (1978â€“1981; divorced)
Anthony B. Richmond (1981â€“1989; divorced; 2 children)
Brad Allen (1997â€“present)
Chemotherapy isn't easy. I felt very fortunate I wouldn't have to go through that.
I've been a fortunate girl: I grew up in a family that loved me from day one. I feel well grounded and lucky from that. So everything else is a bonus, because I grew up in this family that I adored, and adored me, and I think when you have that, you are already ahead of the game in the sense of how you feel about yourself.
Did I shop Kmart for clothing? No, I didn't. But I loved that I could be totally involved in the hangtags, the buttons, the commercials and with the designers. Something in my head said 'Yes.' I was adventurous.
It's not about me, it's about my family. You don't answer questions for you, but for us. You learn to live beyond yourself.
Kmart's as much a part of my history as 'Charlie's Angels.' Twenty-five years! It's not just a celebrity brand.
I inherited some Chanel pieces from my mother. I've worn Prada – absolutely. Wonderful designers are inspiring. I also love designers not known. I love a lot of vintage pieces. I am pretty minimal, pretty classic.
We're traditional and don't do cutting-edge styles, but after 17 years we're holding our own.
Angels are like diamonds. They can't be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique.
Kmart uses such mass production that they are able to lower their prices. My hose, for instance, is made by the same factory, the same machines, the same threads as the hose made by four top designers.
I'm an old-fashioned girl, and I didn't believe in living with people, so I guess I married for the wrong reasons at times.
Cancer stops you in your tracks. It really makes you think about what's important. In a second, life can change. Don't ever forget to say thank you for love and family. What good is your success without them?
Family is always first. Even though my kids are older – my son is 25 and my daughter is 21 – I still like to sit down and have dinner with them as much as I can.
It's intimidating to try and pull your home together if you don't have an interior designer.
You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren't perfect.
I don't even think my children are aware of what I've done. When somebody will ask me for my autograph, Spenser-Margaret will say, 'You must watch 'Charlie's Angels.' You know, that's like all I've done to them.
I de-stress with my family, just at home pruning roses, cutting, working in the garden.
I think I feel my best – I really feel the fountain of youth is inside, not out – when I'm just surrounded with love, when I'm with my family and we're all having a wonderful time together. There's nothing greater than your family surrounding you.
Just because something is three months away and seems far off, doesn't mean you will want to be there when the time comes.
I have never been a believer that nice clothes should only be for people with money.
Time whizzes by when you have children. They make you aware of the passing of time, but also help keep you young.
After having children, life becomes about living beyond yourself; about being bigger and better.
When I first decided to launch a clothing line, I was pregnant with my daughter Spencer-Margaret, so I looked for a retailer with values that mirrored my own growing family concerns. Kmart is a family store where value-conscious moms shop, so my partnership with Kmart seemed like a natural fit.
I get better roles in television. I'm not going to do a lesser role just to be in a feature film.
My mother lived till she was 95 and never had a line on her face or a frown line. She was beautiful.
I was the first actress who branded her own line at a time when everyone just lent their name to a product. Everyone said I shouldn't do it, but it was probably the best thing I've ever done.
I'm not about my breasts; I'm just about good health, OK. I'm not afraid of doing what I need to do to stay here. I really don't understand women who are in denial, who don't want to go for a mammogram. I think it's stupidity. Sorry. I have no patience for that.
Success is carved out of a hard tree. It doesn't just happen. It's people who stick to it that succeed.
I always tell my children, 'You have to face your fear. If not, it's like running from a dog that will bite you in the back.'
More than 100 million women have worn my clothing and accessories,, and that's so fulfilling. My skincare line proves you don't have to spend a fortune to have beautiful skin. I've loved acting but if I never played another role and just focused on my business, I'd be happy.
I've always been into older homes, even if I have to refurbish or remodel or raise roof lines or knock out walls.
I have a particular image, and my customers know my line isn't going to be so trendy it will be out of style next year.