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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 April 1939Pound Ridge, New York, USA
Birth NameElizabeth Alice MacGraw
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ali MacGraw was born on April 1, 1939 in Pound Ridge, New York, USA as Elizabeth Alice MacGraw. She is an actress, known for Love Story (1970), The Getaway (1972) and Convoy (1978). She was previously married to Steve McQueen, Robert Evans and Robin Martin Hoen.

Spouse (3)

Steve McQueen (13 July 1973 - 9 August 1978) (divorced)
Robert Evans (24 October 1969 - 7 June 1973) (divorced) (1 child)
Robin Martin Hoen (24 October 1960 - 1962) (divorced)

Trivia (25)

Mother of Josh Evans
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
She worked as a fashion stylist on Manhattan photo shoots for Melvin Sokolsky in her early 20s, until she was eventually asked to work before the cameras as a model.
Made a special appearance at the 74th Annual Academy Awards in 2002.
Representing "Chalfonte-Haddon Hall", Ali was voted Atlantic City's prettiest hotel waitress for the summer 1957 season.
Paramount Production head Robert Evans was developing several high profile projects for her when she filed for divorce. The roles she walked away from to marry lover Steve McQueen were Daisy in The Great Gatsby (1974) and Evelyn in Chinatown (1974).
Had her footprints and autograph engraved at Grauman's Chinese Theatre after appearing in just three films. [December 1972]
Made her stage debut on Broadway in the play "Festen". [April 2006]
Filmed a public service announcement for People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA.). [July 2006]
Wrote about her problems with alcohol and men in her 1991 autobiography "Moving Pictures" (which she now describes as 'not well-written').
Has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1994.
Former sister-in-law of producer Charles Evans.
Former mother-in-law of Charis Michelsen.
Grandmother of Jackson Evans, born December 2010.
Mother-in-law of Roxy Saint.
Her father had Scottish ancestry. Her maternal grandparents, Maurice Klein and Pauline Donner, were Jewish emigrants from Hungary. MacGraw's mother did not disclose her Jewish heritage to MacGraw's father, instead professing ignorance about it. Ali has described her father as "violent" and said she thinks he was bigoted.
Santa Fe, New Mexico [July 2008]
Dated producer Larry G. Spangler, actor Peter Weller, musician Bill Hudson and yoga instructor Rod Stryker.
Longtime friend (since the '60s) of actress Candice Bergen and writer Gloria Steinem. Gloria was once Ali's roommate in NYC.
Admits that she only did Dynasty (1981) for the money.
Turned down Sondra Locke's role in The Gauntlet (1977).
Was interviewed in 1983 regarding her pro-choice stance, revealing that she had undergone an abortion prior to its legalization in 1967.
Always uncomfortable in front of the camera, she arrived on the set of Convoy (1978) one day too high on cocaine and tequila to perform. The incident prompted her to quit drugs.
Her mother was almost 38 when she had her. In 1979, her mother revealed that she had an abortion in the early 1920s.
Has a younger brother named Richard Jr.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on Steve McQueen] One thing about Steve, he didn't like the women in his life to have balls.
[on the surprise success of Love Story (1970), her second starring role] If you're a baby about the media, as I was, you can't imagine what it's like when the great approval machine shines its beam on you, when every time you cross the street someone comes out of a manhole to talk about your haircut. I've since learned that surviving stardom depends on doing the work to find out who you are so that you don't define yourself by what people say about you. But nothing can prepare you for that kind of avalanche. The mistake is to take it for the end of the story.

Salary (2)

Goodbye, Columbus (1969) $10,000
Love Story (1970) $22,000

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