"Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, all of them were stunning. Now, they all seem the same. The only one who really stands out is Angelina Jolie, a different class of girl altogether. She's a stunning, beautiful woman - a rarity," said O'Neill.
He also reveals the stunning stars he caught on camera all had one thing in common - none of them would accept they were beautiful. The photographer, who was once married to actress Faye Dunaway and who romanced lifestyle queen Martha Stewart, explains, "Beautiful women see all their flaws, not their assets. I said to Ava, 'You are definitely the most beautiful of women'. She said, 'Oh, shut up!' "I said to Michelle Pfeiffer one day, 'You're stunning!'
She said, 'Oh, don't be silly'. Liz Taylor wouldn't have it, either. She never believed it. Audrey Hepburn didn't. You tell them that they're beautiful, but they just don't see it. But, of course, when you get to know them, like when you're married to them, all the lust wears off and you're face to face with just a human being."