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Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York, USA
Claim to Fame
Love Story, The Getaway
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Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1938) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York, the daughter of commercial artists. MacGraw has described her father as "violent." MacGraw`s maternal grandfather, Maurice Klein, was a Jewish immigrant from Budapest, Hungary. She has one brother. An alumna of Rosemary Hall and Wellesley College, she began working in 1960 as a photographic assistant at Harper`s Bazaar, as an assistant to the legendary fashion maven, Diana Vreeland, at Vogue, as a fashion model, and as a photographer`s stylist. She has also worked as an interior decorator. MacGraw also appeared in several television commercials including the one for the Polaroid Swinger camera.
She gained notice in Goodbye, Columbus, but real stardom came in 1970 with Love Story. MacGraw was nominated for the 1970 Academy Award for Best Actress for Love Story. She lost to Glenda Jackson, who won that year for Women in Love. MacGraw`s keen eye and sense of style were celebrated on the cover of Time. Her minimalist style basically consisted of healthy skin without much makeup, long gleaming hair pulled back simply, and the ever-present brimless woolen hat that became known as the "Ali Cap." In 1971, she was on Richard Blackwell`s worst-dressed list.
MacGraw admitted to having an illegal abortion when she was in her early 20s. From 1961 to 1962, she was married to banker Robin Hoen. On October 24, 1969, MacGraw married film producer Robert Evans, becoming the third of his seven wives. Their son, Josh Evans, was born on January 16, 1971. The couple divorced in 1972 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of The Getaway. Despite being divorced from him, she and Evans are on good terms and have since made several public appearances together. MacGraw`s third marriage was to McQueen. They married on August 31, 1973. The marriage ended in divorce in 1978. MacGraw has not since remarried. Her daughter-in-law is actress Charis Michelsen. She divides her time living in her homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California.
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Full Name at Birth
Elizabeth Alice MacGraw
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Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress. She first gained attention with her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She reached international fame in 1970's Love Story, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In 1972, MacGraw was voted the top female box office star in the world and was honored with a hands and footprints ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Actress, Model, Director
Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, CT
BA Art History, Wellesley College (1960)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Rogers & Cowan
(1971) Print advertisements for Johnson's Baby Oil (Slogan: Turn on a tan with Johnson's).