Actress and author Tatum O'Neal has come out bisexual.

In an interview with PEOPLE, O'Neal says she has dated men and women.

“I like women,” she said. “I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.”

“I'm not one or the other,” she said of her sexuality.

“I think women are the most amazing creatures on Earth. They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it,” she added.

O'Neal separated from tennis star John McEnroe in 1992 after six years of marriage. A lengthy custody battle for their three children – Kevin, 29, Sean, 28 and Emily 24 – followed and they were divorced in 1994.

The 51-year-old O'Neil, the daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal, is best known for winning an Academy Award for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon opposite her father at age 10. Other film credits include The Bad News Bears, Nickelodeon and Little Darlings.