Like many sex symbols, Kirstie said that she's never viewed herself as being very attractive.
“I see someone with a crooked nose, my right eye's bigger than my left and sometimes I have zits,” she said in the 1987 People interview. “I also have this tiny face and lots of hair, which makes me look like Mrs. Potato Head.”
“Cheers” popularity didn't skip a beat after Kirstie replaced Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) the cast in 1987. For seasons 6-11, the show's ratings were: No. 3, No. 4, No. 3, No. 1, No. 4, and No. 8.
Kirstie was nominated for five Emmys and three Golden Globes for Outstanding Lead Actress on “Cheers,” and she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 1991.
A native of Wichita, Kirstie attended Kansas State University but dropped out to work as an interior designer. She moved to LA, appeared as a contestant on “The Match Game,” and three years later made her movie debut in 1982 in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” playing a Vulcan.