Known In The '70s For:: Starring in for Chinatown (1974) and Network (1976)
Stunningly beautiful in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde, Dunaway became a strange sort of sex symbol who wasn't sexy in the 1970s. This was partly because she took a lot of roles that required serious acting and not bikini hijinks. And perhaps another element was that in her two best movies, Chinatown (1974) and Network (1976), she played women who were, though desirable, a bit cold, to say the least. In Chinatown, it turns out her character has been raped by her father; in Network she's just an unfeeling bitch of a TV executive.
And in fact the titular character she played 1978's The Eyes of Laura Mars, a fashion photographer who visualizes the grisly handiwork of a serial killer, and Joan "Wire Coat Hangers" Crawford, whom she played in Mommie Dearest (1981), weren't all right in the head either. Maybe you like that kind of thing. Maybe you're not all right in the head.