Instantly gone was the hard-rock-fueled sexual revolution; in its place were soaring strings, tragic love, and sweetness.
*The New York Times’*s Vincent Canby noted that Mac Graw’s Jenny Cavilleri and Ryan O’Neal’s Oliver Barrett IV “fall in love in the snow.…
“The William Morris Agency had been everywhere with that script, and no studio, no independent, would buy it,” recalls Arthur Hiller, who eventually directed the film.
With what Candice Bergen calls her “sassy class,” Mac Graw was the glossed-up face of Seven Sisterhood.
Her striking beauty, intensified by its imperfections—the too-thick eyebrows over coal-dark eyes, the sensual lips opening to a crooked front tooth, the flawless nose with just slightly wide nostrils—was perfect for the movies.
Every girl in America in the early 70s wanted to look like Ali Mac Graw.
“She exemplified this great American style,” recalls Calvin Klein.
“In the beginning, there was that rich-hippie period.