Olivia reportedly turned the part down. She had been the first choice to play Anne Boleyn.
Olivia Hussey was annouced for Ellen Lifeforce but dropped out.
According to an interview with Hussey, she turned down the opportunity to star as Mattie Ross, informing the producer Hal Wallis that she didn't think much of John Wayne's acting.
Did you know that Olivia Hussey was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)