Famous women reveal the moment they felt successful
Miley Cyrus says she knew she made it when she 'p*ssed Cher off'
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It’s often difficult for women to experience a full sense of success due to a multitude of reasons, from the struggle to be taken seriously, to the way women are conditioned to downplay their triumphs and talents. And that’s not even taking into consideration factors of race or wage inequality. But women make the entertainment world go round!
Miley Cyrus is a huge name in the entertainment industry, so perhaps its fitting that her moment of success was given to her by another entertainment icon: Cher. But it's not what you think.
Cyrus recounted to Billy Idol on his SiriusXM show 'Live Transmission Christmas' about the time in 2013 when Cher slammed the young singer in an interview saying, "She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.” But instead of retiring like most people would, Cyrus said, "That’s when I thought I had really made it. I’m like, ‘Oh, Cher gives a f–k about what I’m doing.’”
Cyrus added, "When these legends, and these icons, and these artists that we look up to—when they, y’know… f–king hate us, it’s still a compliment.”
Well, the moment of success happens in different ways and at different times for everyone. For some, it takes their idol noticing them, for others it’s a fat paycheck, and one particular star felt the peak of success when she was made into a Halloween costume.
Check out this gallery, based on a list from The Cut, to find out the weird, funny, sweet, and empowering moments when your favorite female celebrities made it big.
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