American actress Mackenzie Phillips of "One Day at a Time" fame, shared a selfie of herself on her Instagram page, showing how unrecognizable she looks at the moment.
"One Day at a Time" fans will remember actress Mackenzie Phillips for her starring role as Mora Cooper Horvath in the CBS sitcom, which aired for nine years from 1975 to 1984.
A lot has happened since the show ended, especially in the lives of the cast members. Phillips, herself, has experienced many changes in the past years.
Mackenzie Phillips at The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute To Television's Comedy Legends in 2019. | Photo: Getty Images
Fans caught a glimpse of those changes when the actress shared a selfie of herself on her Instagram page on August 15, showing a remarkable difference in her appearance.
Phillips looked gorgeous in the snapshot, rocking a brown fringe hairdo and round glasses. She tilted her head as she posed for the snap, giving a little smile as she did. In the caption to the post, Phillips wrote:
"Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses. Thank God!"
Despite the caption to the post, Phillips' fans had nothing but love for her, which they showed with their likes and comments. One fan said she was a gorgeous soul whom many people loved.
A second fan, responding to the actress's caption, said some men make passes at girls wearing glasses, adding that Phillips was so beautiful that glasses could not reduce her beauty.
Phillips said it was important for her to go public with her struggles with addiction.
Since becoming a Hollywood star at the age of 13 with her appearance on "American Graffiti," Phillips has become known for her work on screen, as well as her struggles with drug abuse.
She was fired twice from "One Day at a Time" because of her addiction issues and continued to battle her demons with the public paying close attention. She later chronicled those struggles in two tell-all books and helps people dealing with addiction issues on their journey to recovery.
The actress is a counselor at Breathe Life Healing Centers in West Hollywood. She spoke to Variety about her career, resilience, and how she found balance in her life.
Phillips said it was important for her to go public with her struggles with addiction because of the stigma attached to those struggling with substance abuse and those trying to recover. Hence, if more people speak out, more people will understand it is not shameful to get help.
When "One Day at a Time" held sway, two of its cast members, Phillips and television personality Valerie Bertinelli practically grew up together while starring on the show, forming an incredible bond that remains to this day.
Other stars from the show include Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Junior, and Nanette Fabray, who all had established careers in Hollywood. Franklin died in 2013, while Harrington and Fabray died in 2016 and 2018, respectively.