A whole generation graduated from girls to women once they saw Katharine Ross as elegant beauty Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967). The role made her a star, but Katharine's next roles were just window dressing in films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Fortunately, this inspired the dark beauty to head overseas for Le Hasard et la violence (1974), where Katharine combined a gritty role with nude footage of her in her prime. Then she came back to America to prove that plastics really were the future in The Stepford Wives (1975). Katharine was equally sexy as both a scantily clad housewife and as a huge-breasted replacement model. Ross went boss again in The Betsy (1978), in which guys started tripping once her infant got to sipping. (She was also featured in the instructive 1987 video Breastfeeding Your Baby: A Mother's Guide.) Sadly, the selective Ms. Ross—who's aged magnificently—wasn't interested in stripping onstage as Mrs. Robinson in the recent stage version of her breakthrough film.