KKZ: This is still happening. What would your advice be to young women who are put in that situation?
JS: I can only speak for myself. I believe that if you can be honest with yourself and you can be authentic and feel good about who you are and what your borders are in life, what’s acceptable to you, that’s what you should do. But I’m not going to tell somebody who is that gung-ho about getting their shot what to do. I know a million people who have been very happy to do whatever it took. With the #MeToo movement…[it’s clear that] sexual harassment’s been going on everywhere. And it happens to men, too. So if somebody says [something inappropriate] to me, I just say, “Aww, thank you. What a compliment that you would want to do that, but you know what? In another life! Somewhere in time.” You know, I just make a joke out of it and move forward.
KKZ: Speaking of Somewhere in Time (1980), if you could go back in time and change anything, what would it be?
JS: I wouldn’t have gotten married. I would have lived with the first two husbands. But, back in those days, you weren’t supposed to have sex until you got married. I think deciding who you’re going to be with for the rest of your life when you’re 20 is pretty much impossible. I also wouldn’t have fried my skin. I used to tan with olive oil. I remember once actually getting sunstroke and collapsing.
KKZ: Even so, you have incredible skin.
JS: I just try to keep the best skin I can and to be as healthy as I can. I don’t have time to do endless treatments. I’m a do-it-yourself type person, which is why I feel good about Crepe Erase. I tried it and I had immediate results. I won’t do anything unless it’s authentic, and I won’t do anything unless I use it every single day. I loved it off the bat, and I tested it on my new baby granddaughter, and slathered it all over her, and she did just great!
KKZ: She looks younger than ever! You have four children. How did motherhood change your view of your sensuality, your appearance, and yourself?
JS: At first, I was afraid of having children because I thought I wouldn’t be slim. But actually, I was slimmer and in better shape after I had children. I think having children is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. Having grandchildren is even more extraordinary.
KKZ: Because you can use Crepe Erase on them.
JS: Yes, I can. And I have a daughter who is almost a clone of me, but an amazing, wonderful young woman. Having children is better than any award. I had a near death experience back in the day and was resuscitated. I was playing Maria Calls in Onassis (1988) and I got bronchitis, and a nurse came and gave me an injection of antibiotics, missed the muscle, and hit the vein, and I went into anaphylactic shock. I remembered there are only two things you take with you when you die. One is the love you’ve shared and the other is the difference you’ve made. If I have any secret trick apart from Crepe Erase, I would say beauty comes from within. It comes from your attitude toward life and what you can do to help others. Having a purpose in life feeds your soul. And if your soul is fed and you’re open hearted, you can give and receive love. If you close your heart, no amount of knocking will open that door, so just get out of your own obsessive party.