Cicely Tyson is featured in Elle Magazine’s 2017 Women in Hollywood edition.
Cicely Tyson shared with the publication how the wisdom of a teacher taught her not to rely on her beauty alone.
“At the very beginning of my career, I had a teacher whose name was Vinnette Carroll; she directed a number of Broadway shows. She kept saying to me, “You know the problem with beautiful women? They tend to rely on their beauty.” And I said, How wrong she is! I never think of myself as being beautiful. I thought, What are you talking about? I work so hard. And I did. But I learned from her how important it is to learn your craft. When all else fails, you will land on that, and that alone.”