From Bruce to Caitlyn: Jenner's Life in the Spotlight
Just one year after medaling, Jenner took an on-air hosting gig alongside sports journalist Howard Cosell and Suzanne Somers for a show called Battle of the Network Stars, which featured stars from ABC, CBS and NBC competing in different sports events.
Making a name in the news, Jenner achieved sex-symbol status (as evidenced by this 1982 Playgirl cover) and had a string of high-profile relationships. Jenner was married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981 and had children Burt and Casey with her, then wed Linda Thompson in 1981. The couple had two sons, Brandon and Brody, before separating in 1986.
Fame also brought TV and movie roles, like the 1980 film about "YMCA" singing group The Village People, Can't Stop the Music, for which Jenner was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award (or Razzie). In 1981, Jenner tried again, starring in the based-on-a-true-story TV movie Grambling's White Tiger (left) with Harry Belafonte and LeVar Burton, playing the first white quarterback at Louisiana's Grambling College, a historically African-American school.
Jenner returned to the camera quickly, with an episode of Murder, She Wrote and an 1986 appearance (at left) on The Love Boat. Jenner played a character dubbed "Lover Boy Bob" while Hulk Hogan played himself.
ON THE RED CARPET
Before Kylie and Kendall Jenner were gracing more covers than either of their parents and before Kris was the famous momager mogul, they were simply the plus-ones of Jenner. Here, they're seen at the Hollywood premiere of The Emperor's New Groove in 2000.
MAKING A SHOW
The spotlight shone brighter when Jenner and family signed on for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, making Jenner a household name for a younger generation.
ALL THE MOTIVATION
Decades had passed since the Olympic glory days, but Jenner parlayed that experience into a career as a motivational speaker (and a spot on a box of Wheaties, which Jenner shows off in 2012).
A VERY PUBLIC INTERVIEW
In addition to filming a docuseries about the decision to transition to a woman, Jenner sat down for a televised interview with Diane Sawyer to discuss everything from the first time she felt different to her three marriages and what's next. She continued to open up for the cameras in a two-part special, About Bruce.
HER VANITY FAIR DEBUT
"Call me Caitlyn" reads the new cover of Vanity Fair, where Jenner introduced the world to her female identity. "If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, 'You just blew your entire life," she tells the magazine.