Sally Field Was Told She Was 'Not Pretty Enough' to Star in Movies

She may be an Oscar winner, but it was no easy path to success for Sally Field, who was told by her own management that she was “not pretty enough” to be a film star.

In the early days of her career, when she was known for roles like Gidget and The Flying Nun, Field’s attempts to transition into the movie industry were met with intense rejection – even from her own agent.

Burt Reynolds: An Exclusive Look at His Upcoming Memoir

In his memoir But Enough About Me, screen legend Burt Reynolds tells about his life and and his famous loves, including Dinah Shore, Sally Field and ex-wife Loni Anderson.

James Garner: In His Own Words on The Notebook, Maverick and More

Jane Fonda Has the Life 'So Many of Us Dream Of,' Says Sandra Bullock

The American Film Institute’s celebration of Jane Fonda was like a Who’s Who of Hollywood women.

Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Sandra Bullock, Lily Tomlin and Cameron Diaz were among the actresses saluting the 76-year-old Oscar winner, who accepted AFI’s 42nd Life Achievement Award Thursday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.


Julia Roberts Vs. Sally Field in Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Live! Curse Off

Sally Field has one dirty mouth for a former Flying Nun.

The actress who also brought Lincoln’s Mary Todd and The Amazing Spider-Man’s Aunt May to life, proves she’s not to be messed with on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing Tuesday night.

Why Was Batkid's Segment Axed from the Oscars?

The 5-year-old leukemia survivor known as “Batkid” had yet another huge feat on the horizon, following his day of playing a mini-superhero to the city of San Francisco in November.

The child, whose real name is Miles Scott, was expected to appear at Sunday’s Academy Awards, alongside fellow superhero Andrew Garfield (aka Spider-Man), who was scheduled to introduce him to the audience.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, John Travolta to Present at Oscars

And the presenters are …

The glamour factor will be high on Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards, with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and more confirmed to present Sunday night at the Dolby Theater.

Historic Steel Magnolias House for Sale

Calling all house-hunting movie buffs: If you recognize the source of this line – “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize” – and appreciate Southern architecture, get your bids ready.

Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts & More Stars Gush Over Oscar at Annual Luncheon