Cybill Shepherd Biography
While filming the movie, Cybill Shepherd had to do a nude scene in a pool. Photographs from the shoot appeared in Playboy magazine without her consent, thus Cybill Shepherd sued the magazine until they reached an out-of-court settlement. Also during the filming of the movie, the actress began a love affair with Bogdanovich that would last for 8 years.
Cybill Shepherd, who was already becoming one of the hottest celebrities during her time, followed The Last Picture Show with The Heartbreak Kid in 1972, which became box office hit. She then again worked with Bogdanovich in Daisy Miller in 1974, which turned to be a commercial failure. Cybill Shepherd raised herself up two years later in Martin Scorseses Taxi Driver co-starring Robert De Niro. She then took on a four-year hiatus from the Hollywood scene in 1978.
She returned to Hollywood in 1983, and starred as Colleen Champion in the nighttime drama The Yellow Rose. Two years later, Cybill Shepherd was chosen to be Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting opposite Bruce Willis. Their chemistry clicked and became one of the most successful TV shows during the 1980s, and the series earned her two Golden Globe awards. Film work then followed with Chances Are in 1989, as well as a reprising role as Jacy in Texasville, sequel to The Last Picture Show, Woody Allens Alice and Eugene Levys Once Upon a Crime in 1992.
In 1997, Cybill Shepherd bagged her third Golden Globe award for Cybill, a comedy TV sitcom that ran on CBS. Three years later, she published her bestselling autobiography Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think.
Cybill Shepherd portrayed the character of Martha Stewart in two TV movies: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart and Martha: Behind Bars. She has three children, Clementine Ford, to husband David M. Ford whom she divorced in 1982, and twins Zack and Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim to chiropractor Bruce Oppenheim.