If we had to put a face to 1970s masculinity, it would be Burt Reynolds. With countless women chasing that iconic mustache, the man sure did break a lot of hearts, but lo and behold, he got his heart broken too! The late actor told “Vanity Fair” that his biggest regret was losing the love of his life, Sally Field.
The two were together for a little over five years in a complicated relationship. Reynolds admitted that, in retrospect, it was stupid to let her go like that, saying that you can find the perfect person and then still do everything possible to mess it up. The actor missed her terribly until the very end.
Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott
The two Hollywood stars are living the dream in every single way. They first met in the 60s, then they got married in 1984 and are still together to this day. They began dating in the late 1970s while the movie "The Legacy," which starred the two, was being filmed.
Ross and Elliot went on to work on many projects together, "Conagher" being their most successful one. This beautiful couple has managed to preserve and maintain their marriage (which is not something we can say about many couples in Hollywood) and despite their jobs in a very demanding industry, they've managed to stay together.
Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty
Though Beatty's romantic adventures as the womanizer were well-known, this didn't stop him from being in a relationship with Keaton. Their relationship began before the two starred beside each other in the movie "Reds." In fact, Beatty cast Keaton to star with him two years after their relationship began, as Keaton had just ended her romance with Al Pacino.
Keaton said in one interview that she found Beatty mysterious, captivating, and extremely talented and that, for a while, he was the man of her dreams. Beatty proposed to Keaton, but she was focusing on her career, and as a multi-faceted actress, she didn't want to lose what she had. Keaton never married.
Twiggy and Justin de Villeneuve
From 1966 until 1973, Justin de Villeneuve (who was born Nigel Jonathan Davies) was Twiggy's manager. For a certain period of time, he was a bit more than that. And she was more than a name in the British fashion industry; she was a cultural icon, and he brought her to greatness.
In 1973, the business part of their relationship became more significant than the passion they shared. When they found themselves caught in contractual problems, Twiggy decided enough was enough, and she left Villeneuve, the manager, and Villeneuve, the boyfriend. She eventually married American actor Michael Witney, and they had a daughter together.
Diane von Furstenberg and Prince Egon von Furstenberg
The history between these two people is fascinating. They come from completely different backgrounds, however, managed to cross all barriers and become one of the most talked-about couples of the 1970s. Diane came from a standard middle-class family, and Egon was the son of a prince. When the two got married, Diane was already pregnant.
None of this bode well with his family, and they were not supportive of the wedding; however, when love strikes, it strikes hard (and usually wins). Diane grew to be a successful fashion designer, and despite the two divorcing in the early 1980s, she never dropped Egon's name and remained von Furstenberg until this very day.