In 1972, she had a career breakthrough supporting turn in The Godfather. "Here's what I can't forget about that first Godfather," she writes in Then Again. "Dick Smith, the Academy Award-winning makeup artist, and Al Pacino. It was Dick Smith's idea to stick a ten-pound blonde wig on my head, where it sat throughout the entire movie like a ton of bricks. I hated that wig. I didn't have a clue why I was cast as an elegant WASP." Wig or no wig, she captured the attention of her co-star, Al Pacino, who would become one of the great loves of her life.