Although this jump-started Farrah’s career, she unfortunately became labeled as a college drop out. requested Farrah for a photo shoot with photographer Bruce Mc Broom.
The red one-piece bathing suit Fawcett wore in her famous 1976 poster was donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on February 2, 2011.
One time, O’Neal asked Fawcett about her chosen and very distinct hair style: “I said, ‘Why do you wear your hair like that?
’ and she said, ‘I can’t see to the right or left, and that way I don’t have to see people looking at me.’” Farrah was also not one to spend hours on grooming rituals.
Although she turned him down, Mirisch persisted and called her for the next two years.
Finally, in the summer of 1968, following her junior year, Fawcett’s parents gave her permission to try her luck in Hollywood and she moved to California.