Did You Know?
I do not ever want to be a huge star. Do you think I want a success? I refused Bonnie and Clyde
(1967) because I was nursing at the time but also because deep down I knew that it was going to be a huge success. The same was true of "Bob and Carol and Fred and Sue" or whatever it was called [Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
(1969)]. It reeked of success.
She was director Roman Polanski
's first choice for the title role in Rosemary's Baby
(1968) because he thought her pure, American looks would contrast well with the film's dark undertones. The studio preferred Mia Farrow
, however, who had become a star on the enormously popular night-time soap opera Peyton Place
(1964). A few years later, Polanski wanted her to star in his film version of Macbeth