How Flight Attendants Got Revenge on Faye Dunaway

At one airline, actress is known as a real you-know-what
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 10:43 AM CST
How Flight Attendants Got Revenge on Faye Dunaway
American actress Faye Dunaway arrive for the screening of the film "Chacun Son Cinema" ("To Each His Own Cinema"), at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2007.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Mommy Dearest star Faye Dunaway is a notorious diva, but flight attendants on one US airline found a way to get revenge on the passenger they nicknamed “The B***h.” After a series of in-flight tantrums, management informed staff that Dunaway was not, under any circumstances, to be upgraded to first class. So when Dunaway showed up with a coach ticket, but was denied an upgrade, “She was a total b***h, screaming at everyone and saying, 'Don't you know who I am?'” a flight attendant tells the New York Post. “But we refused and sat her at the front of coach, where she could see there were seats free in business and first class, which made her even more furious.”

The flight crew also put a stack of wire hangers on the seat next to Dunaway while she was sleeping—a reference to the Mommy Dearest scene in which her character yells, “No wire hangers, ever!”—and when she woke up, “she was wide-eyed with fury, and looked around [for] whom to blame but had no idea who did it. Then she got up and did yoga in the aisle to calm herself down.” Click for Dunaway’s latest public spat. (Read more Faye Dunaway stories.)

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