Ali MacGraw Undressed
Alice MacGraw (born April 1, 1938 in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York) is an American model and actress.
Born to an Irish-American father, whom she recently described as "violent" (New York Magazine, April 3, 2006, pp. 69-70), and a Jewish mother, she has one sibling, a brother.
She attended and graduated from one of the prestigious "Seven Sisters" colleges, specifically, 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'', and as a fashion model, and as a photographer|photographer's stylist.
She gained notice in ''Goodbye, Columbus (film)| Goodbye, Columbus'', but real stardom came in 1970 with ''Love Story'', for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
MacGraw's keen eye and sense of style was celebrated on the cover of ''Time''. She has also worked as an interior decorator.
On October 24, 1969, she married film producer Robert Evans; their son, Josh Evans, is an actor. They divorced in 1972 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of ''The Getaway''. They married on August 31, 1973, but divorced in 1978.
MacGraw has appeared in other films, such as:
''Convoy'', ''Players'', Just Tell Me What You Want, and the television miniseries China Rose and ''The Winds of War''. Her performance in the last earned her well-deserved brickbats from all sides.
Image:DynastyAliMacGraw.jpg|right|thumb|Main title caption from ''Dynasty'', in which MacGraw played Lady Ashley Mitchell.
MacGraw wrote a well-received autobiography, Moving Pictures (which she now states was "not well written"), which described her struggles with alcohol and male dependence. She was treated for the former at the ''Betty Ford'' clinic.
In 1991, ''People'' magazine chose her as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. When her ex-husband, Robert Evans, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame she accompanied him.
She had resided in New Mexico for many years, but is in New York City (as of May 2006) for her Broadway debut (at age 68) as a dysfunctional matriarch in the drama Festen.