Lindsay Kimble
July 02, 2016 04:25 PM

When Jaclyn Smith covered PEOPLE in October 1981, she had a secret – she was expecting!

Smith reveals on the next episode of PEOPLE’s List that she had just found out that she was pregnant with first child, son Gaston Richmond, when she posed for the cover in glam ’80s sparkles.

“This was the best time of my life,” she shares while revisiting the issue. She adds, “Everything was bigger than life, including my hair.”

Of the 1980s, the now-70-year-old – who also has a daughter, Spencer Margaret – explains, “everything was bigger than big.”

Jaclyn Smith on the cover of PEOPLE in 1981

When Smith appeared in the issue, she was fresh off of hit TV series Charlie’s Angels and about to step into Jackie Kennedy Onassis‘ shoes for the TV movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

In the decades since, Smith has keep up her screen career and launched various product lines, including her established Kmart clothing partnership.

PEOPLE’s List airs Saturdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

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