And she signed her texts Molly. But she didn't tweet as Mary Todd Lincoln. "No, I don't tweet as anyone. I'm a tweet-less person," she laughed.
We met with Field at Mary Todd Lincoln;s childhood home in Lexington, Ky., where we continued talking about her own history. During her almost five-decade career in the business, Field says she hasn't just struggled for roles; she's struggled with some costars - literally.
She admits she bit Tommy Lee Jones: In 1981 Field and Jones costarred in "Back Roads." Field says he was something of a "wild man" man back then, and at a rehearsal the 5-foot-2 Field was having none of it.
"Tommy's a big, strong man, and he had a hold of my little wrist to show me how I couldn't get free. And I was, you know, twisting it." Biting, she said, made him let go. "I got free!"
Of course the southern California native was already known to audiences - as surfer girl Gidget, "Flying Nun" Sister Bertrille, and as Sybil, the woman with dissociative identity disorder - what back then was called multiple personality disorder.
Truth is, the woman who now hawks medication for osteoporosis looks a lot younger than 66.
"You look like you're 40, tops," Rocca said. "I mean, if I didn't know about the Boniva Osteoporosis thing ..."
"But my bones are strong!" she laughed.
She's been married twice, and had a high-profile romance with Burt Reynolds.
"Was your relationship with Burt Reynolds as fun as the 'Smoky and the Bandit' movies?" Rocca asked. "I mean, were you just tearing down country roads in Trans Ams?"
"No," she laughed.
She is single now. "I am the traditional woman in a lot of ways, desperately looking for the traditional man, and then hating his guts when I find him," she laughed, "because he asks me to be the traditional woman. So, go and figure that one out."
"Do you not ask guys for a lot in return? I mean, do you not say, 'Hey, you gotta do this for me?'"
"I do now. I learned!" she laughed. "I learned how. Yeah. And notice, I'm alone."
She may be single, but one thing is sure: Whatever Sally Field sets her sights on, she goes for it - and that's why people like her . . . really like her.
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