Warren Beatty and Hollywood icon Natalie Wood co-starred in Splendor in the Grass and began a torrid love affair. Beatty allegedly drove Natalie mad with stunts like hitting on her sixteen-year-old sister and abandoning her at restaurants to go run off with the hat check girl. Their off and on again relationship lasted two years before Natalie finally said goodbye for good.
As the story goes, Beatty ran into Leslie at a party and it was lust at first sight. “We practically did not leave each other for the next two years,” Leslie divulged. She went on to confess that he was “one hell of a lover–but we fought like stray dogs.” The pair may have drifted apart romantically but they have managed to remain friends over the years.
The early 1960s also brought Warren Beatty a short-lived affair with Mamie Van Doren. According to Mamie, the two love birds “romanced” a bit but never had intercourse. She also went on to describe him as a very wet kisser. “He drools a lot. He has such active glands,” said Mamie.