After many years as a successful actor, Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934) took up an interest in the paranormal, psycic experiences, alternate dimensions, and past lives. She authored several bestselling books on topics such as past lives she had lead.
A large part of her public was unimpressed by these pronouncements, including fellow actor Yves Montand, who once scoffed,
"Shirley MacLaine--who does she think she isn't ..."
------------------A Final Thought ...
"Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either."
- Mark Twain (1835–1910), US author