“Jacy is the height of narcissism, just destroying men right and left with no concern, other than how bad it makes her feel,” she told Larry King. “And I hated it at the time, because I thought everybody always thought I was like that...and I am not like that. I am the sweet girl next door.”
Cybill told Simon that, “Peter was my first acting teacher, and I was surrounded by this extraordinary cast. I was completely unencumbered by acting lessons. Every model in New York wanted to be an actor, except for me. I came to Peter completely un-messed with and un-self-conscious and he was brilliant.”
Cybill and Bogdanovich started an affair on the “Last Picture Show” set that broke up his marriage, and she starred in several other Bogdanovich films – “Daisy Miller” and “At Long Last Love” – and both flopped.
She got good reviews in “The Heartbreak Kid,” which co-starred Charles Grodin, then followed that up with the classic “Taxi Driver,” released in 1976, starring Robert DeNiro.
"I'll never forget the scene riding around New York in one of those old-style, big New York taxis, with Scorsese in the front seat and sound man in the trunk and the photographer,” she said in the Simon interview. “It was just magic, like we were stealing it. I had the same feeling on "Picture Show," too. When they were both over, I just wept."
Cybill produced and starred in another groundbreaking series, “Cybill.” Airing from 1995-98, “Cybill” was a semi-autobiographical comedy based on her own life. The series centered around Cybill Sheridan, a 40ish struggling actress raising two daughters alone. "Cybill" pre-dated “Sex and the City” by three years and covered topics previously taboo subjects like female sexuality and menopause.
“I wanted to deal honestly with a woman character who is in her prime – sexually and in every other way.” Cybill said.
Not a woman to shy away from controversial topics, Cybill's autobiography “Cybill Disobedience” was a tell-all that named names from her past.