Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Cameron Diaz Reveals the Mushy Nickname She Has for Husband Benji Madden (You'll Never Guess)
- Read the Cover Story: Prince Harry: Finding My Purpose
- Johnny Manziel Posts Bail After Turning Himself in for Assault Charges – Then Jokes About His Mugshot on Twitter
- Khloé Kardashian Shares Slew of Pictures from Cuba Trip: 'I'm So Blessed to Be Able to Appreciate Another's Culture'
- FROM EW: First Look at Power Rangers Reboot New Suits
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- April 09, 1984
- Vol. 21
- No. 14
Actress Susan Sarandon Flies Aid to War-Torn Nicaragua but Denies She's Fonda Redux
The actress on the spot was Susan Sarandon, 37, best known for her co-starring role opposite Burt Lancaster in Atlantic City (it got her an Oscar nomination)—and as a fledgling activist in Hollywood political circles. She and a dozen other women delivered milk and baby food to needy mothers under the auspices of a New York-based women's group called Madre ("mother" in Spanish), whose sponsors include Joanne Woodward, Tammy Grimes, author Alice Walker and other notables. Though plainly a challenge to the Reagan Administration's hostility toward the leftist Sandinista government, Sarandon's trip, she insisted, was strictly a humanitarian gesture. Wasn't she concerned about being seen as another Hanoi Jane? "Nonsense," she said. "That's like worrying if your slip is showing while you're fleeing a burning building."
The women flew to Miami, where they boarded a Nicaraguan plane to Managua, the capital. Although they stuck mostly to hospitals and day-care centers, they also ventured into the war zone on the red-hot Honduran border. Despite their confrontations with the U.S., Nicaraguans who recognized their gringo visitor as an American movie star were friendly. "People would come up and say, 'Cine, cine,' " says the actress, referring to the Spanish word for the movies. But Sarandon insists she got no special treatment despite her star status. Was she being used as a political pawn? "I went there for eight days to see what was happening," she answers. "The Sandinistas just want us to leave them alone."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!