Katie's Take

Anjelica Huston on Modeling Career, New Book, Jack Nicholson

Katie's Take

Anjelica Huston joined Katie to discuss her new book, “A Story Lately Told” and her very successful career in Hollywood.

Many know Anjelica as Morticia Addams from "The Addams Family" movies, and many Wes Anderson films, but she also has a very interesting background. Anjelica is the daughter of director John Huston, and the third generation of her family to win an Academy Award. But she didn’t start out as an actress.

"When you were in your late teens, you started modeling," Katie noted. "How did you get into modeling?"

"I think the first photographs I ever did were for Glamour Magazine in London," Anjelica said. "I didn't know what I was doing, but I had a good time with it."

During the course of her modeling career, Anjelica encountered some harsh criticism due to her unconventional looks.

"I went to see Eileen Ford, who was the major model agency at the time," Anjelica recalls, "She said have you ever considered a nose job?"

"That must have been hard," Katie said.

"It was hard, and I was unsure of my looks,” Anjelica said, “So much of looking good, or appearing to look good is confidence."

Anjelica’s new book is a two-part memoir, and the second part is due next year. The second half will also dish the details on her 15-year, on-and-off relationship with Jack Nicholson.

"Should Jack Nicholson be sweating bullets right now?" Katie asked.

"Yes, in the gym, probably," Anjelica joked.

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