One of the items of decor in Steph's new home is a large canvas print on the wall of her lounge. It came with the flat - and she loves it. Here it is
It was taken forty years ago in March 1977. By the swimming pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel, in silk and heels, breakfast is sublime. It's the very early morning after Oscar night, and Faye Dunaway is just waking up after winning an Academy Award for her role in Network. The photographer, Terry O'Neill, had met her on a magazine shoot the week before and they had become friends. He told her his idea. "I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion," he recalls today, "to capture that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they've changed, that they've just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire."
Somehow, this week, after Ms Dunaway's performance at this week's ceremony, her look of 'dazed confusion' seems singularly appropriate, not to say prescient!