Producer Robert Evans had a five-year affair with Carrera, and four years later, he sighs, "Barbara is one hundred percent woman—she knows how to make a man feel like a man."... A 1977 appearance on the cover of Playboy (whose editors had bought revealing shots from a fashion photographer) did little to establish her as a woman of substance. "She came to me crying hysterically, saying, 'Bob, this is going to ruin my career,' " Evans remembers. "I told her, 'Barbara, this will make it.' "