Funny Business with Jane Wells

Suzanne Somers wins honors for 'ThighMaster' work

Back in 1977, Suzanne Somers was one of the most famous women in Hollywood. The then-31-year-old, sexy star of "Three's Company" played Chrissy Snow, a ditzy blonde. Somers, however, was not ditzy. Even back then, she was thinking like an entrepreneur.

"The character Chrissy was so huge," she said. "I went to the producers, and I said, 'You know, this character is so flamboyant ... we should merchandise her. We should sell Chrissy hot pants and T-shirts and snap-on ponytails."