1. - Anjanette Comer, The Appaloosa (UK: Southwest To Sonora), 1966. Trying to surround himself with allies, Brando had tried to insist on co-starring the wife of Paris lover, Christian Marquand.
2. - Trish Van Devere, The Last Run, 1971. George C Scott clashed with director John Huston over re-writes and Tina - “far too young for me.” Huston quit. And Scott's fifth wife-to-be got the role in a film already featuring Scott's third (and indeed, fourth) wife, Colleen Dewhurst. Scott also had Dominique Sanda fired from The Fortune, 1975 - obviously not an actor who relished real accents.
3. - Stefania Cassini, 1900, Italy, 1976. First announced with four of Bertolucci's previous female stars - two signed on. Aumont, apparently, refused a typically Bertolucci-scandal sequence: a nude tart sharing her bed with naked De Niro and Depardieu and fondling their limp penises.
4. - Jessica Harper, Suspiria, Italy, 1977. “The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92.” And the fact that horror-director Dario Argento's first choice was committed elsewhere.