Alley dons bikini on ‘Oprah’ show

From the Associated Press

Kirstie Alley -- who was once the “Fat Actress” -- donned a bikini to show off her new shape on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” fulfilling a pledge she made about a year ago.

Winfrey said Alley, who is 5 feet, 8 inches, has lost 75 pounds, after hitting a high of 220 pounds. Her weight gain was documented in various unflattering paparazzo photos.

To the sounds of the Commodores’ “Brick House,” Alley, 55, strutted onto the stage in a maroon bikini on Monday’s show.


Wearing a dress for an interview, Alley said she never would have had the courage to wear a bikini onstage when she was 30, despite being slender.

“I think women -- I don’t think we ever feel like we’re good enough. We don’t feel like we’re thin enough or pretty enough or smart enough or work hard enough. And we are good enough,” said the former star of “Cheers,” “Veronica’s Closet” and Showtime’s “Fat Actress.”