Faye Dunaway throws a “do you know who I am” fit when denied store credit


Former screen siren and Mommy Dearest star Faye Dunaway must be having credit problems. She was denied a store credit card at Banana Republic. Instead of slinking away like you’re supposed to do when your credit is denied, Dunaway called the manager and pulled the old “don’t you know who I am?” bullshit. The guy told her there was nothing he could do and she got loud and upset, throwing her stuff down before she stormed out.

The 66-year-old actress threw a fit when staffers at [Banana Republic in Beverly Hills] refused to issue her a credit card, claiming she had bad credit, say sources.

“Faye picked out some clothes, and then asked if she could open a credit card with the store,” revealed an insider.

“She filled out the form, but after a few minutes, the employee told her that her card was denied.

“Faye went beserk. ‘Don’t they know who I am!’ she yelled – grabbing at the phone. ‘Give me that!’

“She started yelling into the phone, asking the same question over and over. ‘Don’t you know who I am? I’m Faye Dunaway!’”

Finally, the undaunted diva slammed down the phone and asked to see the person in charge…

“The manager tried to explain that the store has nothing to do with the decision, but Faye cut him off, again asking; ‘Don’t you know who I am.’

“The manager looked dumbfounded as the actress yelled at the top of her lungs: ‘I’m Faye Dunaway!” He shook his head and said politely, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t help you.’”

[From The National Enquirer print edition, May 7, 2007]

Dunaway then pushed her clothes off the counter to the floor and left the store in a huff.

Maybe she has bad credit because her people forgot to pay one of her cards or something for a few months and it’s possible she’s not in dire straights. It just goes to show that everyone needs to keep on top of those payments and that it doesn’t matter if you’re an aging diva with an attitude, you can still get denied by a chain clothing store.

Header image is of Faye Dunaway at The Fountain premiere in November, 2006. [via]

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