‘Virgin River’ Star Annette O’Toole Posts Rare Throwback from 1977 & Her Fans Are Obsessed

Annette O’Toole is taking a walk down memory lane (and her fans are loving it).

Over the weekend, the Virgin River star, 70, posted a rare throwback photo on her personal Instagram account. The black-and-white pic was taken back in 1977, when O’Toole starred alongside Richard Crenna in The War Between the Tates.

The caption read, “From ‘The War Between the Tates’ with Richard Crenna. I adored him.”

Fans filled the comments section with words of praise for the iconic throwback photo. One person wrote, “You look soooo beautiful [heart-eye emoji] Love him in The Real McCoy's. Lol Shows my age.” Another added, “I remember writing you a letter when I was a teenager, and I was so excited when you wrote me back. What an incredible woman you are.”

O’Toole’s Virgin River co-star, Teryl Rothery (who plays Muriel), also chimed in: “Dear God, you are as beautiful now as you were back then. Keep the pics coming my friend.”

Before O’Toole starred as Hope McCrea in Virgin River, she had quite the impressive resume. This included TV shows (like Smallville and Halt and Catch Fire) and films (like Cat People and Bridge to Terabithia). She even appeared on a series called What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? with Tim Matheson, who plays her husband, Vernon “Doc” Mullin, on Virgin River.

In the wise words of Rothery, “Keep the pics coming.”

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...