Katharine Hepburn was famously shy. She was home schooled as a result and assiduously avoided the press. (She was once nearly decapitated by an airplane propeller while running from reporters at an airport.) A consummate professional, however, she never let her timidity interfere with her work. One day, for example, she was dismayed to discover that her pants had been stolen from her dressing room. She simply walked around the studio in her underwear until they were returned.