Cybill Shepherd shares moment she turned to Jesus

Cybill Shepherd Shares Her Spiritual Journey

Cybill Shepherd says she's always been a believer.

The "Do You Believe" actress opened up to ET about how her faith got her through tough times.

In 2012, Cybill was engaged to psychologist Andrei Nikolajevic, but they never made it to the alter.

"I think I had a bit of a broken heart, and there was a part of it that wasn't going to heal, and that's when I turned to Jesus and then I got the offer to do this film," she said.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Cybill Shepherd attends 'Hugh Jackman... One Night Only' Benefiting MPTF at Dolby Theatre on October 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Cybill Shepherd attends the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Presents The 'Definitive Director's Cut' Of 'The Last Picture Show' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Cybill Shepherd attends the 50 & Fabulous celebration of 50 years women's advances since the pill at The Pierre Hotel on October 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for Communications Strategies)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Cybill Shepherd arrives at the premiere of Dreamworks' 'The Heartbreak Kid' at Mann's Village Theater on September 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 7: Actress Cybill Shepherd poses backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004 at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
20th February 1978: American actress Cybill Shepherd (1949 - ),who appeared in the film 'Silver Bears' with Michael Caine. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Studio shot of American actress Cybill Shepherd wearing a slip, New York, New York, October 1978. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Cybill Shepherd, American film and television actress, at Claridges Hotel during a visit to London. Original Publication: People Disc - HL0228 (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actress Cybill Shepherd dances with her Golden Globe Awards 21 January in Beverly Hills. Shepherd won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy TV Series and Best Comedy TV Series for 'Cybill.' AFP PHOTO Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA: Actresses Cybill Shepherd (L) and Christine Baranski (C) present an Emmy to Alan Rickman (R) for outstanding lead actor in a mini-series or special for his lead role in the HBO production of 'Rasputin' during the 48th Annual Emmy Awards 08 September in Pasadena, California. AFP PHOTO/Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors Cybill Shepherd and Elliot Gould sitting in a train car, in a scene from the movie 'The Lady Vanishes', 1979. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
405211 22: Actress Cybill Shepherd attends the First Annual 'Runway For Life' celebrity fashion show to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital May11, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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In Do You Believe, Cybill plays a grieving mother. "It's really kind of a heavy part, but you get to see her come around and get her faith back," she explains. "And that's the journey. It was thrilling to play that."

While her role is more faith-based now, Cybill has played sexy characters such as Betsy in the 1976 film Taxi Driver and on TV as Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting during the 1980s.

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Hear Cybill open up about her faith in the video above, and you can see her star in Do You Believe in theaters on March 20.

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