'Love Story' Actress Ali McGraw: I Should Have Sought Alimony

Former movie star Ali MacGraw says she regrets not getting alimony from any of her three ex-husbands, including producing legend Robert Evans and late screen icon Steve McQueen.

"I had a romantic, 'Aren't I a good girl?' take on divorce, but the truth is that was stupid,'" she told Town & Country magazine in its February cover story.

"When one stops working at the height of one's career, it's just stupid not to say, 'I want to make sure I have a house,'" she added.

MacGraw, 72, starred in the 1970s classics "Love Story" and "The Getaway" -- as well as the hit Aaron Spelling series "Dynasty" in the 1980s -- but has lived modestly out of Hollywood, in Santa Fe, N.M., for 17 years.

"I haven't made a living lately at all," she said. "I'm much more famous than I am rich, but I'm able to scale back my lifestyle. I know a lot of people who were where I was who can't imagine living any simpler, but I haven't got a lot of expensive wants."

MacGraw called her experience as a movie star confusing, "terrifying" and "exhausting."

"People think it's fabulous, but the truth of it is that it's exhausting," MacGraw said. "There's so much craziness that comes along with being a movie star that you can get so confused. Unless you've spent your whole life waiting to be the center of attention, it's pretty terrifying."

Click here to read the full report from the New York Post.