Sally Field, 76, Called 'Ugly' after Deciding to Age Naturally - She Found Joy in Being a Grandma of 5 Living in Ocean-View House


Actress Sally Field is best known for playing matriarchal roles and has

portrayed light-hearted TV roles, including her stint on the American sitcom,

"Gidget," which aired for only one season between 1965 and 1966.

She once divulged that she had a blast filming the series, where she played a

teenager, and although it was short-lived, it opened doors to other roles, which

turned her into a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

The show did much more for her success as it kept her motivated. Field

endured a difficult childhood because of her stepfather. She used the acting

opportunity as an escape, leading her to audition for the acting workshop at

Columbia Pictures.

The California native would later star in the sitcom, "The Flying Nun," which

ran from 1967 to 1970 for three seasons. She played Sister Bertrille in the


Afterward, Field, a newly awarded Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement

Award winner, enrolled at Actors Studios from 1973 to 1975 to hone her acting

talent and left as a dramatic actress. She later appeared in the 1976 film

"Sybil," which was when she garnered Hollywood's attention by landing solid


Field's next role was as a union organizer in the drama film "Norma Rae" in

1979. For her performance, she bagged an Academy Award.

The Hall of Famer's first breakout role was at the age of eighteen. She

graduated from Birmingham High School in the Van Nuys neighborhood,

where her love for acting developed.

It has been several years since she found footing in showbiz and has gone

through two divorces. Field was first married to her high school sweetheart,

Steven Craig, whom she wed in 1968. The former couple welcomed two sons,

Peter and Eli, and later parted ways in 1975 following seven years of


The Hollywood star then began a love affair with actor Burt Reynolds whom

she described as the same as her stepfather. She then remarried film

producer Alan Greisman in 1984 and had a son named Samuel with him. But

they split in 1994.

Field's love life and career were at a standstill at that period. A friend revealed,

"She wasn't getting any acting offers that were very substantial, and she pretty

much gave up on the dating scene."

But things eventually turned around for the better as she earned an Oscar

nomination for her part as Mary Todd Lincoln in the movie "Lincoln," later

bagging several TV and film roles. Moreover, the pal divulged more about her

stance on romance:

According to the insider, the mother of three spends much of her time with her

brother Richard and Hollywood friends, including Tom Hanks, and her brood

and grandkids.

After becoming famous as a young ingenue, Field chose a down-to-earth path

of natural aging. In a March 2016 interview, she addressed her aging process

and said she had embraced it:

Although there are some things she doesn't like about growing old, which

include her neck, she has made peace with that. When she was 63 in 2009,

she revealed she was proud to have aged naturally without having plastic


But Field would remember that there were some women who she thought

were gorgeous when they were young but had gone under the knife and she

had a change of heart.

"Now I think, 'Oh dear, don't do that!' And it seems so terribly disrespectful to

who they are now," said the two-time Academy Award winner.