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Actress Lisa Rinna arrives for the showing of the Heart Truth Red Dress fall 2008 collection during Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in New York. / Lisa Rinna appears in a still from the March 18 episode of NBCs show Today. - Provided courtesy of NBC / Today / AP / Peter Kramer

Lisa Rinna on lip trouble: Silicone removed after lips got 'yucky' (Video)

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03/19/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Lisa Rinna, who is known for her signature pout, opened up about her lip trouble on "Today."

"Here's the story: 25 years ago, I had my lips injected with silicone. Stupid thing to do at 24," Rinna told Hoda Kotb on March 18.

The 49-year-old television star went on to explain that the decision was inspired by Bette Midler's 1988 comedy drama, "Beaches."

"I did it with my best girlfriend, so she and I go and we get our lips done," she continued. "Fine. I have it like that for my whole career, right? So then cut to a couple of years ago, I have a doctor remove as much as they possibly can because it got to the point where they were yucky. You know, they get hard. It's gross. So they are now whatever that was after they took out as much of the silicone as they could."

In August 2010, the actress underwent surgery to reduce the size of her upper lip. Later that year, she told People magazine: "My lips started to define who I am -- that bothered me."

Rinna went on to explain that she doesn't have any regrets, adding that she considers herself a "lip injection pioneer."

"I never had a career before I had the lips," Rinna said. "So my lips have had their own career."

Rinna is known for her role as Billie Reed on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" and also played Taylor McBride on the original "Melrose Place" in the 1990s. Hamlin, 61, starred in the original "Clash of the Titans" film in 1981 and appeared with Rinna on the teen series "Veronica Mars" in 2005 and 2006.

In 2008, Rinna competed on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." She and Hamlin had their own reality series, "Harry Loves Lisa," which aired on TV Land in 2010.

Rinna went on to star in the reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2011. She is currently on the series for her second run on Donald Trump's spin-off show, "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice."

In April 2012, Rinna showed off her svelte figure, in a sexy, skin-tight Herve Leger black dress, as well as her famous pout in an ad promoting ... adult diapers.

The actress starred alongside her husband, fellow actor Harry Hamlin, in a Depend commercial promoting the company's Silhouette for Women products. In return for her endorsement, the firm donated $225,000 to a charity she supports -- Dress For Success, which provides professional clothing and career guidance to women.

Rinna is also a writer. The actress recently released The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book," which she co-authored with sex therapist Ian Kerner, on January 8.

(Pictured above: Rinna arrives for the showing of the Heart Truth Red Dress fall 2008 collection during Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in New York. / Rinna appears in a still from her March 18 appearance on NBC's "Today" show.)

Watch Rinna's March 18 appearance on NBC's "Today" below.

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