Tori Spelling Talks about Playing Donna in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and Recalls Insecurities She Faced as a Teen

American actress and model, Tori Spelling, says, "Fake it till you make it" as she gets reminiscent about her struggles as a teenage star in a new social media post.

The famous actress has had her share of success, but she says, unlike many may have thought, that came with many struggles. 

Via Instagram, Spelling posted a throwback picture of herself back in her heyday. According to the famous author, the snap is from a model shoot for Donna Martin. 

 Tori Spelling arrives at the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Tori Spelling arrives at the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

In the picture, Spelling is the perfect representation of high-end fashion back in the late 90s. For the photoshoot, she wore a little black dress, an orange leather jacket, and black boots. 

The entertainer looks mighty young and especially happy with her face bearing a smile that hinted at happiness. Spelling, however, says it was otherwise at the time. In the caption of the picture, she wrote:

"Fake it till you make it… I was a young really insecure teenager that never thought I was good enough. Yet, I was on a hugely successful tv show playing a beautiful popular teen that had it all together."

The time the bestselling author and mother of five speaks of is during her "Beverly Hills, 90210." She further explained that while she became a teen Idol who was held in high regard by fans, she "didn't feel at all beautiful or good" about herself. 

About what keeps their high profile relationship going, McDermott says that unlike many expect with their large brood, they still have good sexual chemistry. 

Through the post, Spelling hinted at mental struggles that may have damaged her entertainment career had she given in to it. 

Spelling then relates her struggles to that of the average teen sharing that her celebrity status compounded the problems that accompanied the phase. 

She explains in her caption that while on-screen, she learned to "play" being happy like everyone expected. Spelling wrote:

"I just wish I wouldn't have been so hard on myself. Let myself 'off camera' be the girl I felt I was 'on camera.'"

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Fake it till you make it... - I was a young really insecure teenager that never thought I was good enough. Yet, I was on a hugely successful tv show playing a beautiful popular teen that had it all together. A character that girls everywhere looked up too and boys adored. Off camera I didn’t feel at all beautiful or good about myself. - But, in this pic I was ALL IN for the camera! “ Playing ” Donna Martin would be model 😂Goes to show that perception is not always reality. - Now, I look back at that young insecure girl and I give her HUGE props. She stepped up and went for it. I wish I could have off camera hugged her and told her she was good enough and was beautiful just the way she was. Life is hard enough for teens living up to the expectations the world, society, and peers put on us... let alone being on camera weekly in front of millions. Don’t get me wrong... one of the best times of my life!So blessed and grateful for the successful tv series I got to be a part of and will always cherish the #90210 cast that became my family and friends and relationships that would continue for a lifetime. I just wish I wouldn’t have been so hard on myself. Let myself “off camera” be the girl I felt I was “on camera”. - Bc of Donna Martin I tell my girls everyday they are good enough, smart, beautiful, and can be anyone they want to be. But never be who everyone expects you to be! Be you. #donnamartingraduates #beverlyhills90210 #bh90210 #tbt

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For this, the actress commends her past self because while many may deem it pretense, that was how she managed to pull things off. She, however, disclosed that she only wishes she had let herself relax. 

Her marriage to actor Dean McDermott has lasted over a decade and produced five beautiful children. About what keeps their high profile relationship going, McDermott says that unlike many expect with their large brood, they still have good sexual chemistry. 

Finn Davey McDermott, Tori Spelling, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Dean McDermott, Beau Dean McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" on December 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Finn Davey McDermott, Tori Spelling, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Dean McDermott, Beau Dean McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" on December 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

They spend quality time together as well as with their children in hopes of strengthening their family bond. However, Spelling hints at a comeback second season for "BH90210," a reboot of sorts to the original, "Beverly Hills, 90210," which will become even more significant. 

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