The Most Iconic Hollywood Celebrities We Still Live Today

Ali Macgraw | 81

Ali MacGraw was born into an artistic family in Poundridge. Influenced by the family atmosphere, she also came into contact with literary and artistic work when she was young. After graduating from Wellesley College, MacGraw began working as a photo assistant to fashion expert Diana Vreeland at Harper’s Bazaar, a job she had accumulated for six years at 21. Her performance in polaroid camera commercials made her more widely known, and at the age of 31, she began her remarkable acting career.

Ali McGraw is best known for her portrayal as Brenda Patinkin in the movie Goodbye, Columbus in 1969. This role brought her into the limelight and helped her earn a Golden Globe Award. She was loved by many, because of her great acting skills and for her personality as well. In 1970 when she was at the peak of her career, she starred in the romance/drama Love Story. The actress received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award for the role. She is now in retirement and spends her well-earned investment money on traveling—among other personal luxuries she enjoys.