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After graduating from Wellesley College, Ali moved to New York and landed a coveted job in fashion as an assistant to Harper's Bazaar and Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. But it wasn't long before Ali was coaxed into stepping in front of the camera. She began acting in commercials and gracing the cover of magazines.

See how Ali's look made her an American fashion icon.

When Ali landed the role as Jenny Cavilleri in Love Story, her life changed in a flash—but fame came with a price. Ali's relationships made tabloid headlines. She began dating Hollywood bad boy Steve McQueen and their tumultuous love affair, known for its alcohol-fueled battles and passionate breakups and makeups, ended in a bitter public divorce.

No longer Hollywood's reigning "it girl," Ali virtually disappeared from the public eye.
FROM: Love Story Reunion: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal
Published on October 12, 2010

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