Jaclyn Smith Reveals How She Went From ‘Charlie’s Angels’ To Fashion Empire | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>>JACLYN SMITH IS THE ICONIC ANGEL WHO BECAME A VERY FORMIDABLE BUSINESSWOMAN. NOW, HER EMPIRE IS EXPANDING. WE’LL BE JOINED BY HER LIVE IN A MINUTE. FIRST, LET’S SEE HOW IT ALL BEGAN.>>GOOD MORNING, ANGELS. >>MORNING, CHARLIE.>>JACLYN SMITH WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL STARS OF THE HIT 1970s DETECTIVE SERIES “CHARLIE’S ANGELS.”>>ANY PRIME SUSPECTS, CHARLIE?>>SMITH WAS THE ONLY ANGEL TO REMAIN WITH THE SHOW FOR ITS FIVE-SEASON RUN. >>OF COURSE, WE’LL HELP YOU. >>SHE APPEARED IN MORE THAN 50 TV FILMS AND SERIES, SUCH AS “JACQUELINE KENNEDY.”>>LET’S GO, HEAD OF STATE. >>AND “CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATI INVESTIGATION.” SHE EVEN MADE A CAMEO IN “CHARLIE’S ANGELS, FULL THROTTLE.”>>THEY CAN’T BE MADE. YOU HAVE TO FIND THEM.>>FROM ICON TO ENTREPRENEUR, SMITH CREATED A BUSINESS EMPIRE THAT COVERS EVERYTHING FROM FASHION TO SKIN CARE TO HOME FURNISHINGS. AFTER MORE THAN FOUR DECADES IN THE PUBLIC EYE, THIS ANGEL IS STILL SOARING. PLEASE WELCOME THE ANGELIC JACLYN SMITH. HI. WELCOME.>>THIS IS COMFY. >>IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>NICE TO SEE YOU. >>I LOVED “CHARLIE’S ANGELS” GROWING UP. I NEED YOU TO EXPLAIN HOW YOU HAD THAT FLAT STOMACH IN THAT BATHING SUIT. DID YOU EVER EAT?>>THAT’S THE VEIN OF MY EXISTENCE. THAT IS THE ONE PICTURE THEY SHOW OVER AND OVER AND OVER. >>YOU LOOK SO GOOD.>>YOU KNOW, ODDLY ENOUGH, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, FARRAH IN THE BATHING SUIT. >>YOU WERE HOLDING YOUR OWN. THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING WHEN YOU’RE NEXT TO FARRAH FAWCETT.>>IT’S WHAT I SIGN ALL THE TIME. THE PICTURE IS ICONIC. >>WE DIDN’T HAVE A GAZILLION CHANNELS. THE SHOW WAS SO POPULAR. DID YOU KNOW THAT? DID YOU FEEL YOURSELF ASCENDING TO SUPERSTAR STATUS?>>I DON’T THINK WE DID. WE WERE HAVING FUN. WE WERE LIKE COLLEGE ROOMMATES. WE DIDN’T WANT TO WORK THE 18-HOUR DAYS. WE START — THE SHOW TESTED. THEY USED TO TEST SHOWS. YOU’RE RIGHT, THERE WERE THREE NETWORKS. IT TESTED THROUGH THE ROOF. STILL THE NETWORK SAID, IT’S A FLUKE. THEN IT WENT ON AIR, AND WE STAYED IN THE TOP TEN FOR, YOU KNOW, FIVE YEARS.>>DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MOMENT? WHEN YOU THINK BACK ON THE “CHARLIE’S ANGELS” FIVE YEARS?>>IT’S THE GIRLS. THEY’RE MY FRIENDS. WE HAVE CRAZY MOMENTS. KATE WAS LIKE THE BOSS. YEAH. SHE IS STILL A BOSS. WE WERE TO SHOOT “TIME” MAGAZINE. THIS IS A FUNNY STORY. SHE SAID, WE’RE NOT GIVING UP OUR LUNCH HOUR. FARRAH AND I WERE SAYING, “TIME” MAGAZINE, LET’S DO IT. SHE SAID, NO. SHE LOCKED — WE WENT TO HER MOTOR HOME. SHE LOCKED THE DOOR. SHE SAID, THE DOOR IS JAMMED.>>WE’RE NOT DOING IT. >>WE WERE IN THERE THE WHOLE LUNCH HOUR. SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, BREAK THROUGH THE TOP OF THE MOTOR HOME AND GIVE US A HAMMER AND WE’LL GET OUT. WE DID SHOOT “TIME” MAGAZINE, WHICH WAS KIND OF NICE. >>SHE SEEMED LIKE THE BOSS ON THE SERIES. I DIDN’T REALIZE SHE WAS THE BOSS IN REAL LIFE. >>SHE WAS THE BOSS, YEAH.>>YOU LOOK BACK. >>SHE WAS GREAT THOUGH. >>ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WAS THE FASHION, RIGHT?>>FASHION WAS GREAT. WHEN YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT A SHOW AT THAT TIME, I MEAN, YEAH, BARBIE DOLLS, BUT THE FASHION WAS INCREDIBLE. THAT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW. I THINK WE RELATED TO ALL AGE GROUPS, REALLY, YOUNG, OLD, MEN, WOMEN.>>DEFINITELY MEN.>>YEAH.>>WHAT ABOUT THAT THOUGH? NOW, YOU’VE BECOME KNOWN FOR YOUR FASHION AND YOUR BRAND. HER BRAND HAS BEEN WORN BY OVER 100 MILLION WOMEN.>>YEAH.>>100 MILLION. KMART AND NOW SEARS, AS WELL. >>I’M IN SEARS. I AM SITTING HERE IN MY OWN VEGAN LEATHER. >>VEGAN LEATHER?>>UH-HUH. IT IS UNDER $20.>>LEATHER.>>WE DON’T HERD ANIMALS. >>WOW. >>I’M PROUD OF MY LINE. WE’VE EVOLVED AND COME THE DISTANCE. 33 YEARS SAYS A LOT. THAT’S UNIQUE IN ITSELF. THERE’S EQUITY IN 33 YEARS. >>SHE’S BEEN DOING THE FASHION FOR 33 YEARS. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?>>THANK YOU.>>JUST IN GETTING READY FOR THIS SEGMENT, I HAVE TO SAY, I COULD NOT BELIEVE, ARE YOU 72 NOW?>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY. WE’RE HERE WITH CHARLIE’S LONGEST SERVING ANGEL, JACLYN SMITH. WE HAVE TO TALK BEAUTY BECAUSE YOU DO LOOK AWESOME. YOUR HAIR IS ICONIC, TOO. YOU STARTED AS, LIKE, ONE OF THE BRE BREK WOMEN. >>YEAH. >>YEAH, HAIR GOT ME MY FIRST ACTING JOB ON THE CLOUD. SOMEBODY SAW THE COMMERCIAL, GLEN LARSON, AND SAID, HEY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE STARRING IN McCLEOD. I THOUGHT, THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. >>I HAVE TO SAY, THE WIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL. MY MOTHER, SISTER AND I SPENT AN HOUR LOOKING AT THEM, TRYING TO PICK OUT WHICH WOULD BE BEST FOR US. I DON’T KNOW. HOW DO YOU GET THEM SO GOOD AND REALISTIC?>>I’M IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAR. HE CUTS AND STYLES. WE PUT IN LESS HAIR. WE PUT IN ROOTED COLOR, LOTS OF COLORS, SO THE WIG DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A HAT ON YOUR HEAD. >>SO EASY. SO GOOD. >>LET’S TALK BEAUTY. I LOVED THE SECRETS YOU SHARED WITH OUR PRODUCERS, AND I KNOW THE AUDIENCE WILL LOVE THEM, TOO. WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOUR FACE BEFORE YOU GET IN THE SHOWER?>>I DO IT EVERY FOUR DAYS. ABILENE CREAM. MY HUSBAND WON’T BE HAPPY ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE I HAVE MY OWN SKIN CARE LINE, TOO. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS IN ABILENE, BUT IT MOISTURIZES MY FACE. THE STEAM OF THE SHOWER GOES IN. IT’S LIKE A FACIAL.>>WHEN YOU GO TO BED, THERE’S SOMETHING YOU DO WITH YOUR PILLOW. >>WELL, I USED TO HAVE — I MEAN, I STILL HAVALER — HAVE HAVE ALLERGIES. I SLEEP ON A SLANT. I SLEEP WITH THREE PILLOWS. MY HUSBAND WILL COME IN. ARE YOU ASLEEP BECAUSE YOU’RE SITTING UP. I AM ASLEEP. YOU KNOW WHAT? IT’S REALLY — IT’S GREAT FOR ME TO BREATHE RIGHT, BUT YOU REALLY — IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR FACE, LADIES. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE LIKE THIS, IT MAKES FOR YOUR SWOLLEN EYES. >>THAT’S WHY MY LEFT SIDE IS MORE ATTRACTIVE FROM THE RIGHT.>>I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. >>I’M NOT ATTRACTIVE AT ALL ON THE RIGHT. THAT’S WHY I’M IN THIS CHAIR. >>I WANTED THAT CHAIR.>>SEE?>>YOU HAVE THE BEST CHAIR. YOU DESERVE IT.>>AFTER YEARS OF SLEEPING UP IN THE SLANT, I’LL SWITCH WITH YOU.>>TRY THE SLANT. IT IS GOOD. IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR BACK, TOO, BECAUSE YOUR NECK DOESN’T GET IN A CRICK.>>IF WE’RE GOING TO KIND UP — >>IF WE’RE GOING TO KIND UP — WIND UP LIKE THIS, WE’LL DO IT.

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