Angelica Huston was one of the biggest names in the industry during the 1970s. Nicholson was famously in a 17-year-long relationship with the charismatic Huston, who was (and still is) a huge film star in her own right. Over the course of his acting career, Nicholson delivered dozens of performances that are still considered as being some of the best acting ever done.
The starlet stuck by Nicholson even through multiple affairs. Sadly, she hoped they would start a family together, but one of his affairs resulted in a child. The actress called it quits after that. For many years Nicholson reflected on it, saying that he was young and stupid and made a mistake.
Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors
In the late 1960s, legendary Farrah Fawcett began dating rising star Lee Majors. She was set on a blind date with Majors, eventually leading the two to exchange their vows and tie the knot. These were the days when Fawcett was a huge name on the screen, being the number-one star of "Charlie's Angels."
Fawcett and Majors were living every teen's dream and were the hottest item around at the time. They were idolized. Eventually, their career won over their passion, and the paparazzi and fame that came with the role were too much for Farrah to handle. They divorced 12 years after they wed.
Jack Nicholson and Michelle Phillips
Michelle Philips was one-quarter of the almost mythical music band "The Mamas and the Papas." During the peak of her career, she dated Dennis Hooper, and they actually were married for eight days. One of Hooper's best friends at the time was Jack Nicholson. In the early 1970s, she dated Nicholson too.
They were on and off for a while, and it was reported that at one stage, Michelle fell pregnant with his child. The pregnancy ended tragically, Nichlson moved on to seeing other women, and the story between the two ended before it escalated too much. They were a big item for a very short time.
Raquel Welch and Joe Namath
In the ravishing 1970s, Joe Namath was a big name in football (American football, that is). Raquel Welch made her breakthrough while starring in "Fantastic Voyage" in 1966, and although the two dated for just a little while, they made so much noise it seemed as if they were the power couple of the era.
While their relationship was brief, Namath still managed to accompany Welch to the 1972 Acadamy Awards; however, it obviously wasn't meant to be, and they each went their separate ways. Raquel found another Hollywood shoulder to lean on until she married Richie Palmer, co-owner of Mulberry Street Pizzeria. Joe went on to marry Deborah Mays.
Warren Beatty and Julie Christie
If there was one beautiful couple in Hollywood in the 1970s, it must be Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Beatty was known to have an affair with almost every co-star of his; however, the fling with Christie was one of his greatest ones. Beatty was so in love with Christie that he would refer to her as his wife even though they never married.
Despite Beatty's unfaithful ways and despite all the warnings she got from the people closest to her, Christie was so hooked on him she couldn't let go. Eventually, enough was enough, and Christie told Beatty it was either her or the other women, and he went with the many other women.