Pilates celebs: Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw starred alongside Ryan O’Neal in Love Story, a classic, oscar-winning film made in 1970.

She was married to Steve McQueen for five years, during which time she didn’t work as an actress. She has devoted much of her later life to animal welfare causes.

Now 80 years old, living in a cottage in Santa Fe, she is looking great! She says that her perfect day starts early, “when she’s awakened by her animals, and might include a Pilates or yoga class in town, followed by an evening at home. “

She started Pilates with Ron Fletcher, one of the Pilates elders, in the late 1970s and featured in his book ‘Every Body is Beautiful’. The book has recently been remade digitally.

Read more about Ali’s life story here.