But it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, a terrible event drastically altered everything and made her decide to leave the movie business forever.

After many years, Jennifer Grey has finally spoken up about the horrific time in her life that left her permanently traumatized.

A low-budget film with no big-name cast and an unknown director.

However, as soon as Dirty Dancing opened in theaters in August 1987, the cast and crew realized what they had accomplished.

The male lead, Patrick Swayze, experienced immediate success. He rose to fame as a sex icon and teen idol and went on to star in blockbusters like Ghost and Donnie Darko.

But when the film debuted, his co-star Jennifer Grey wasn’t in a good position, and she soon vanished entirely. In the midst of the commotion and festivities, Jennifer Grey vanished just as suddenly as she had appeared.