In politics he was known as the great communicator.
But when it came to matters of the heart Ronald Reagan was a rude, insensitive show-off, one of his former lovers has claimed.
The actress Piper Laurie said that when she slept with the former U.S. President he bragged to her afterwards about his staying power.
Yet when she complained she was unsatisfied he replied she should see a doctor - because he definitely knew how to make a woman happy.
In her memoir Laurie said that she met Reagan after he was no longer married to actress Jane Wyman but had not yet begun dating his second wife, Nancy Davis.
She was just 18 at the time and a virgin - and he was her first love.
Reagan was 39 and was actually playing her father in the 1950 drama âLouisaâ, which is how they got to know each other.
In 'Learning to Live Out Loud' she writes that to begin with Reagan was the perfect gentleman and asked her mother for permission to take her out on a date.
But instead of doing so he took her to his home where he made hamburgers for them both.
Things went downhill from there and when they moved into the bedroom where Reagan turned into a 'show-off' who had sex 'without grace'.
Laurie, 79, writes: 'He made sure I was aware of the length of time he had been "ardent". It was 40 minutes.'
Laurie adds that when she complained she was not satisfied, she got rather short shrift indeed.
Reagan told her: 'Thereâs something wrong with you. You should have had many orgasms by now - after all this time. Youâve got to see a doctor.'
On top of that, the man who went on to become Leader of the Free World also disclosed the amount he had paid for the condom, in a crass attempt to prove his point.
In her memoir Laurie also tells how she found her voice through acting and once tore up a lucrative contract as it only allowed her to play dull roles as a 'perky starlet'.
But despite ups and down she eventually achieved the respect of her peers and the critics.
Gregory Peck, her co-star in 'Other People's Money' in 1991, even described one of her performances as 'a series of revelations moving and true'.
Laurie was nominated for Oscars for her roles in the 1961 pool drama 'The Hustler' opposite Paul Newman.
She was also nominated for the award for her parts in the 1976 horror 'Carrie' and the 1986 romantic drama 'Children of a Lesser God'.
Reaganâs acting career lasted for nearly three decades but he quit Hollywood for politics and was elected as governor of California in 1967.
He served as U.S. President between 1981 and 1989 and died in 2004.