Faye Dunaway made a surprise appearance at the 2017 Oscars alongside Warren Beatty. Faye was the one who accidentally named the wrong Best Picture winner, giving the award to ‘La La Land’ instead of ‘Moonlight.’ Need a refresher on all things Faye? Here’s everything you need to know!
1. Faye Dunaway co-starred with fellow presenter Warren Beatty in one of the best movies of all time.
Faye and Warren co-starred in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The movie, about a couple who falls in love and goes on a violent crime spree, became one of the most popular films of its time. Bonnie and Clyde catapulted Faye and Warren to superstardom. Both Warren and Faye were nominated for Oscars, but they didn’t win. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde’s release.
2. Faye’s won an Oscar and many more awards.
Faye won her first and only Oscar in 1976 for her role in Network. She’s also won three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy over the course of her long career.
3. She’s had quite the whirlwind love life.
Faye was engaged to photographer Jerry Schatzberg from 1967 to 1968. While filming A Place for Lovers, Faye fell in love with co-star Marcello Mastroianni. Their affair lasted two years but their relationship came to an end when Marcello refused to leave his wife. Faye married Peter Wolf, the lead singer of The J. Geils Band, in 1974. The two divorce in 1979. She met her second husband, British photographer Terry O’Neill, in 1977, but they didn’t marry until 1983. Their son, Liam, was born in 1980. Terry later revealed Liam was adopted. Terry and Faye divorced in 1987.
4. She calls herself a “loner.”
Faye is notorious for staying out of the spotlight. “I’m a loner. I kind of like to be alone and do my work and, you know, be focused on my own things. So we’ll see what happens,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
5. Faye’s most famous role is Mommie Dearest, and she wishes she wouldn’t have done it.
Faye played legendary actress Joan Crawford in the 1981 film Mommie Dearest. Her controversial performance was panned by critics. Faye has since admitted that she should have known what she was getting herself into.
“I think it turned my career in a direction where people would irretrievably have the wrong impression of me,” Faye told People. “And that’s an awful hard thing to beat,” she said, perhaps referring to Crawford’s diva reputation, which shadowed Dunaway even while making the film. She added, “I should have known better, but sometimes you’re vulnerable and you don’t realize what you’re getting into.”
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