During that era, Anne endured homophobic comments and critics’ attempts to scandalise the age gap between the pair, as Ellen was 11 years her senior.
However, ironically, her starring role in romantic comedy Six Days, Seven Nights, alongside 79-year-old Harrison Ford, also depicted an age gap.
Ford, in contrast to the critics, had a supportive message about her sexuality, phoning to declare: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn who you’re sleeping with!
“We have a romantic comedy to make. Let’s make it the best one that’s ever happened.”