Steve McQueen: Wife-beater, drug-taker and relentless philanderer, the brutal truth about the actor

The heart-throb who hated women: Wife-beater, drug-taker and relentless philanderer, the brutal truth about Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen cheated on and abused his second wife, Ali MacGraw

Steve McQueen cheated on and abused his second wife, Ali MacGraw

“I was obsessed with Steve from the moment he stepped into my world, and there was never enough air for me to breathe to change that feeling,” said MacGraw

Perhaps as a test of his first wife Neile

Perhaps as a test of his first wife Neile”s devotion, McQueen made indiscreet phone calls within her hearing and left lipstick smudges on his shirts

Almost immediately after meeting McQueen in 1972, MacGraw became another notch on his belt

Almost immediately after meeting McQueen in 1972, MacGraw became another notch on his belt

Professionally, he was usually a nightmare to work with, throwing tantrums about everything from the cut of a pair of jeans to the billing of another actor

Professionally, he was usually a nightmare to work with, throwing tantrums about everything from the cut of a pair of jeans to the billing of another actor

Being a bad boy was a crucial component of his popular appeal

Being a bad boy was a crucial component of his popular appeal

McQueen started an affair with a 28-year-old model called Barbara Minty as his marriage to MacGraw was coming to an end

McQueen started an affair with a 28-year-old model called Barbara Minty as his marriage to MacGraw was coming to an end