Cybill a fright as Little Red Riding Hood

Actress Cybill Shepherd made a bizarre TV appearance today in an outfit styled on Little Red Riding Hood.

Actress Cybill Shepherd made a bizarre TV appearance today in an outfit styled on Little Red Riding Hood.

The former Vogue covergirl looked a fright in an interview for GMTV in the UK.

Shepherd, 52, turned up in a red velvet hooded cape – explaining it was to hide her “jetlag hair”.

“Sorry about the cape, but I didn’t have time to do my hair,” she explained to bemused presenter Fiona Phillips.

“If you’d like a laugh I’ll take it off in a bit but it’s a little scary. I bought this cape last year and thought, ‘Some day I’m going to wear this every day of my life’. So far I’ve been in London for two days and I’ve worn it every day.”

The normally glamorous Moonlighting star also wore a pink tracksuit top, tinted spectacles and the minimum of make-up for her early morning interview.

When Phillips joked “Well, we’re pleased you made an effort this morning,” Shepherd apologised and told her: “I don’t mean to be disrespectful. Would you like to see my jetlag hair?”

The actress removed the cape to reveal her blonde hair tied up in a top knot. She then took out the scrunchy and sat on the sofa with her hair standing on end, laughing: “Would you like me to brush it now?”

By the time she made a second appearance on the show, this time with presenter Lorraine Kelly, she had found a hairbrush.

A GMTV insider said: “Cybill’s outfit was very, very bizarre. When she walked into the studio with her hood up we couldn’t believe our eyes. Thankfully, she had decided to brush it for her interview with Lorraine.”

Shepherd is in the UK to promote her one-woman cabaret show, Cybill Disobedience, which opens in London next week.

The actress said she hoped to make a film version of Moonlighting, the hit Eighties show in which she starred opposite Bruce Willis.

The pair fell out while filming the show but Shepherd said they were now firm friends.

“When people get a tremendous amount of success, especially for the first time, it doesn’t necessarily bring out the best in them. We get on fine now. I adore Bruce and we’re dying to do a Moonlighting movie,” she said.

Shepherd, who dated Elvis as a teenager and shot to fame in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show, also spoke of her battle with cancer.

“It changes your life totally,” she said. “I had a rare form of skin cancer called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. I was born with it on the back of my neck. I’ll be cancer free in January for three years.”

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