15 Facts About Farrah Fawcett Most Still Don't Know

Diply 23 Aug 2016

Before everybody wanted "The Rachel" haircut from Friends, women were flocking to get their haircut just like Farrah Fawcett's. She looked absolutely gorgeous with her blonde highlights, feathery layers and big curls. I mean, it's one thing to have that hairstyle and be able to pull it off, but it's another to have that beautiful smile of hers to go with it! And of course, it's another thing to be able to wear that red hot bathing suit! Farrah will always be an icon because of her acting and modeling and we'll always remember her. Here are some facts that you might not know about the blonde bombshell!

1. That picture of Farrah that everybody knows? The one with the famous one-piece red bathing suit? That's the best-selling poster in history! 

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2. Farrah was her own stylist on that shoot. She styled her own hair and did her makeup without a mirror. She even made her blonde highlights stand out by squeezing lemon juice into her hair. 

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3. She was one of the original Charlie's Angels but she broke contract and left after the first season of the show which resulted in a lawsuit! Eventually, both sides settled, but it meant that Farrah had to make guest appearances and act with her replacement. 

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Cheryl Ladd was her replacement and she said that Farrah was very nice and professional to her but it was still awkward!

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4. Farrah was accused of being a drug addict after she went on Late Show with David Letterman. The audience and David noticed that she wasn't making eye contact and was particularly giggly. Farrah just said that she was nervous and unprepared!

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5. In a Vanity Fair article, it was reported that Ryan O'Neil (Farrah's husband) was furious at her before she died because she couldn't recognize him and kept calling him Steve. Allegedly, Steve is the name of her dealer! 

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6. She was offered a cameo in the movie version of Charlie's Angels and she wanted to do it – but only if she could be the voice of the new Charlie. 

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7. Ryan said that when he first met Farrah, he instantly fell in love. They met at a friend's party and he saw her in the driveway. She smiled at him and he said that was the moment he knew they were meant to be. 

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8. She called Ryan the love of her life. They split up in 1997 but got back together in 2001 after he was diagnosed with leukemia. They remained a couple until her death. 

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9. Farrah called her Charlie's Angels co-stars her best friends. During an interview with Howard Stern, he kept trying to get her to badmouth Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith but she refused. She had their backs!

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10. Her hairstyle actually had a name! If you wanted to get your hair cut like Farrah's, all you had to say was you wanted the "Farrah-do" or the "Farrah-flip."

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11. Before she was famous, she was a contestant on The Dating Game! It was a game show where a woman was given a choice of three single men. She could talk to them but she could never see them until the end! 

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12. After Charlie's Angels debuted, Farrah became one of the most popular baby names in the States! 

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13. She used to be neighbors with Tori Spelling. Tori had such a connection with Farrah that she said a psychic helped her talked to Farrah after she had passed away. 

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Uh... maybe that really happened?

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14. Farrah loved appearing in magazines and she said being in Playboy was a highlight in her life. 

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15. Farrah was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. For three years, she sought various types of treatments but the cancer spread to the rest of her body and she passed away on June 25, 2009. She was surrounded by her husband Ryan and her son Redmond. 

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That was such a sad day. Hollywood lost Farrah and Michael Jackson that day.

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