Sally Field may be one of Hollywood's most beloved leading ladies today — but early on in her career the stunning star was surprisingly told she wasn't pretty enough to be a film actress by her own agent.
"When I decided I needed to back out of TV altogether, I told [my agent], 'I'm not going do any more TV' and he said, 'Well that's ridiculous. You can't do that, you can't get into film. You're not pretty enough. You're not good enough,'" Sally, 68, recently revealed.
"And I said, 'You're fired,'" she continued.
Sally at the start of her career in January 1960. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Oscar winner first started out in showbiz during the early 1960s and soon after landed starring roles on hit sitcoms 'Gidget' and 'The Flying Nun.'
After deciding she additionally wanted to take on movie roles, Sally received critical acclaim for her performances in 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'Norma Rae' and 'Places in the Heart,' among others. She has since won two Best Actress Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for her work in films.
Sally accepting her second Best Actress Oscar in 1985. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 2, the mom-of-three also admitted she wouldn't mind going back in time to give her 25-year-old self some much-needed advice about loving her looks.
"Your thighs are as good as they're ever going to get," she joked. "So bend down and kiss them, and quit criticizing them."