Sharon Osbourne: Being Ugly Helped My Career

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne has claimed that being born ‘short, fat and hairy’ made her develop a personality and skills that she wouldn’t have bothered with had she been pretty.

Sharon managed her husband Ozzy Osbourne’s career for 20 years before become a worldwide reality TV star and in an interview with Psychologies magazine she said that he lack of natural prettiness forced her to ‘develop a brain and personality and be fun and smart and learn to get on with people and make deals.’

‘In the music business in the Seventies, girls were beautiful. You were a performer, or you could be a girlfriend or groupie, but you still had to look good. I didn’t have the face or the body that opens doors… Not being beautiful was an education.’

And she goes as far as to say: ‘My achievements are down to my looks, or lack of them… I’m not putting myself down, that’s the truth.

‘I didn’t have nay talent, either, and I left school with barely a single qualification.’If I’d been pretty my life would probably have been very different.’

I actually think that Sharon makes some really good points here. Having read one of her autobiographies, I appreciate that Sharon has not had an easy or charmed life, yet she has made quite a career for herself off the back of her sharp business skills and take no s**t attitude to life.


Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!