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3. Not Mrs. Robinson’s Leg

The image is famous. Dustin Hoffman framed by Anne Bancroft’s seductively shapely leg. It’s an iconic picture that defined a new generation but it’s all one big lie. The leg you see in the promotional photo belongs to Linda Gray, a then-unknown model, not Bancroft. In 2001, Gray starred in a theater production of The Graduate as Mrs. Robinson in London’s West End and the following year on New York City’s Broadway. Gray was only paid $25 for her leg to appear in the movie’s poster.

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