There's even talk that the release of this film was delayed until after Knightley turned 16 to make it easier for audiences to swallow.
Liza called from Rome to apologize but Olivia responded that the director must be thinking of playing it as a comedy if he'd cast her in the role.
When the offer came in to work on the film, Summertime Killer, starring Christopher Mitchum and Karl Malden on location in Spain for six weeks, Hussey jumped at it.
She met and married a Japanese singer, Akira Fuse, had a baby boy before a third marriage to 'stone-cold rock star hunk', David Glenn Eisley, in 1991.
There are scenes that show Shields completely in the buff.
He apologized and pleaded with her to keep the baby.
Still, the film got released in the end, and we highly doubt it would have been so in this day and age.
Hussey's memoir, The Girl on the Balcony will be released on July 31 'Whether the problem had been stress, exhaustion, or too much focaccia, I didn't know.