One-time Hollywood 'It Girl' Ali MacGraw realised she was no longer considered a Tinseltown beauty when she was handed a hideous gown and placed at the back of a line for a TV gala.
The Love Story star's ego took a hit when she showed up for a 1980s The Night of 100 Stars gala and realised she was no longer in the same category as the actresses of the day.
They featured people we know and love - Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Angie Dickinson
She recalls, "Everybody you ever heard of (was there). They featured people we know and love - Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Angie Dickinson... and we were given dresses to wear and we were given ways of walking out.
"At the point I was given the worst dress and I was, like, number 299 walking across Radio City (Music Hall) I got it...
I felt like a loser". And MacGraw admits she started to think she was less than she had been when she was one of Hollywood's most in-demand stars a decade before.
She adds, "The ego is such a trick, I just lost myself in that moment of 'What do they think...?' Nobody was counting off the people. It was very self-centred.
"So I got really loaded that night and woke up next to somebody I hadn't planned to spend the night with... It was total ego".
Shortly after that moment, the actress retreated from Hollywood and setup home in New Mexico.