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5 Famous Onscreen Couples Who Didn't Like Each Other In Real Life

LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 7,1955: Actress  Vivian Vance poses with co star William Frawley during the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 7,1955: Actress Vivian Vance poses with co star William Frawley during the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

At times, the chemistry between TV and film co-stars is so strong that it leads to real-life romances. Yet there are plenty of instances when famous co-stars didn't get along off-screen, despite their onscreen appeal. Here are just five of those couples. Have any others to add? Let us know in comments.

  • 1 Vivian Vance and William Frawley -- "I Love Lucy"
    While they weren't exactly lovey-dovey onscreen, it seems the zingers they threw at each other as a long-married couple also
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    While they weren't exactly lovey-dovey onscreen, it seems the zingers they threw at each other as a long-married couple also boiled over off-screen. According to many accounts, this might have had something to do with the duo's 22-year age difference. Apparently, when Vivian Vance first met William Frawley on the first day of rehearsals, she was not pleased.

    “It really bothered her,” Gregg Oppenheimer, son of the show’s producer and head writer, Jess Oppenheimer, told Emmys.com. “She told people, ‘How will anyone believe I’m married to that old man?’” Frawley is said to have heard her complaining and felt insulted. The two never really warmed up to each other and reportedly had many disagreements on set. After the show came to its end, Frawley said, "She's one of the finest gals to come out of Kansas, but I often wish she'd go back there. I don't know where she is now and she doesn't know where I am, and that's exactly the way I like it."
  • 2 Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher -- "Tomorrow Never Dies"
    James Bond doesn't wait for anyone -- so the man playing him, Pierce Brosnan, wasn't pleased with co-star Teri Hatcher on set
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    James Bond doesn't wait for anyone -- so the man playing him, Pierce Brosnan, wasn't pleased with co-star Teri Hatcher on set. "I got very upset with her ... she was always keeping me waiting for hours," Brosnan said, according to Contact Music. "I must admit I let slip a few words that weren't very nice."

    Brosnan admitted that it wasn't until later that he found out that Hatcher was in the early stages of pregnancy on set and hadn't been feeling well, which is perhaps why she was always running late. That's not very nice, Mr. Bond.
  • 3 Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze -- "Dirty Dancing"
    When it comes to onscreen passion, we have a hard time thinking of  anything hotter than Baby and Johnny's romance. But the s
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    When it comes to onscreen passion, we have a hard time thinking of anything hotter than Baby and Johnny's romance. But the strong personalities exhibited by the actors -- Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze -- seemed to clash sometimes when the cameras stopped rolling. In his autobiography, "Time Of My Life," the late Swayze said, "We did have a few moments of friction when we were tired or after a long day of shooting. She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her. Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she'd start laughing."

    In fact, the scene from the film where Baby bursts out laughing during a rehearsal wasn't part of the script -- and neither was Swayze's reaction. He went on to say that the film's physical toll was the reason for the shorter fuses.
  • 4 Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe -- "The Prince And The Showgirl"
    It's true, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- and it's advice that actor Laurence Olivier could have benefited from. H
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    It's true, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- and it's advice that actor Laurence Olivier could have benefited from. He and Marilyn Monroe starred together in "The Prince and The Showgirl" in 1957,a movie Olivier also produced. It's said that he once told her to "try and be sexy," advice Monroe couldn't shake off. Though it's unclear who started the alleged feud, Olivier didn't feel that Monroe mingled enough with the crew and even tried to intimidate her by bringing his beautiful wife, actress Vivien Leigh, on set to shake her confidence.

  • 5 Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren -- "A Countess From Hong Kong"
    The feisty Italian bombshell almost slapped Marlon Brandon on the set of their 1967 film, "A Countess From Hong Kong." "I nev
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    The feisty Italian bombshell almost slapped Marlon Brandon on the set of their 1967 film, "A Countess From Hong Kong." "I never had the chance really to know him really very well. Marlon was a very difficult person to know," Sophia Loren said in an interview with Larry King. "One day, we were doing a scene in a film ... he had to really, how do you say, pat my back like this ... And I said don't do that, because I don't like it, before shooting. So he did while we were shooting. And I said, don't do that ever again, because I'm going to slap you right in your face. So he was very upset about it." According to some accounts, the pair started off on the wrong foot when Brando told Loren he could see her nose hairs when they were filming a scene.

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