Roles turned down by Liza Minnelli:
When the film version was originally conceived in the '70s, Liza was set to play Velma.
When the film version was to be directed by Ken Russell in the '70s, Liza Minnelli underwent an extensive screentest for the role.
Actor who got the part: Madonna
Liza Minelli was considered for the role of the fake medium.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Harris
Liza was offered the part of Daisy but declined.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow
Cannon Films actually announced that Minnelli would star in a film based on Yoel Palgi's book "The Great Wind Cometh." The movie would eventually become Hanna's War, without Minnelli.
Actor who got the part: Maruschka Detmers
She has screen tested for a part, and was in the running with Claudia Cardinale and Geena Davis; befor Elizabeth McGovern was cast.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth McGovern
Considered for the role of Jill Kinmont.
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Hassett
Was originally offered the role of Maerose Prizzi but ultimately turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston
Liza declined this film when it was known as Rainbow Road.
Actor who got the part: Barbra Streisand
Liza Minnelli auditioned for the part of Lois Lane.
Actor who got the part: Margot Kidder
Did you know that Liza Minnelli was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)