“When I started, my agent Eileen Ford slapped my hand and said, ‘Redheads don’t sell,’” Angie Everhart shares with Closer Weekly in an exclusive new interview. “I said, ‘Do you want to bet?’ and I walked out.” She continued, “Later when I was on the cover of Glamour, it sold more issues than any Glamour that year! I sent it to Eileen as a joke, and she called to ask me back! I said, ‘Thank you kindly, but no.’”

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Angie Everhart at a Glamour party. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

“I had a very successful career as a model because I was basically the first redhead,” Angie explains to Closer. She didn’t stop breaking boundaries there. “They said models can’t act, and I felt I had to break the mold. I’ve done more than 50 projects since,” she said, adding, “If I took ‘no’ for an answer early on, I’d never be where I am today. I don’t believe in the word ‘no.’ I believe in myself and the things I have and can achieve!”

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