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Cher: "Everybody Thought I Was a Ho"

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Apr. 29 2008, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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Madonna’s known as the mother of reinvention, but if there’s one person who can rival her in the image department, it is Cher. Love it or hate it, the 61-year-old superstar has always made a fashion statement, to say the least, during her 40 years in the business. But while crazy, avant-garde styles are accepted these days, Cher says that was not that case back in the ‘60s.

"Everybody thought I was such a ho because of the way I dressed,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “People would make fun of Sonny Bono and I. Actually, they used to punch him in the nose because we looked so weird and they were so frightened of it. People don't look beneath anything."

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Nowadays, Cher is ready to show off more of her fashion sense in the gaudiest city of them all – Las Vegas. The Oscar and Grammy winner will headline Cher at the Colosseum at Casesars Palace starting on May 6. The show will last three years, with the actress/singer scheduled to perform 200 shows. And then will that be it for Cher?

"Who knows. Every year critics say, 'she's on her way out,' but I'm still here and who knows why. I have no reason why!"

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Perhaps a film may follow her Vegas visit.

"I'd do acting again because I love it. I'm not really a singer, I'm a better actress."

For more on Cher, tune in to ET on Wednesday.

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