Person Details

Birthday: 1948-02-05 22:36:38

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Hollywood, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 66

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948) is an American actress. In a career spanning more than 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema in several genres, including westerns and comedies. She began acting at age 17 in 1965 but did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses". Hershey won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and for her role in The Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She was featured in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), for which she was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and Garry Marshall's melodrama Beaches (1988), and she earned a second British Academy Film Award nomination for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Hershey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The X-Files
Average
8

The X-Files

(1993) Erika Price
Once Upon a Time
Average
7

Once Upon a Time

(2011) Cora / Queen of Hearts
Black Swan
Average
8

Black Swan

(2010) Erica Sayers
Insidious
Average
7

Insidious

(2010) Lorraine Lambert
Insidious: Chapter 2
Average
7

Insidious: Chapter 2

(2013) Lorraine Lambert
Insidious: The Last Key
Average
6

Insidious: The Last Key

(2018) Lorraine Lambert
Chicago Hope
Average
8

Chicago Hope

(1994) Francesca Alberghetti
The Last Temptation of Christ
Average
7

The Last Temptation of Christ

(1988) Mary Magdalene

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Herself
Byrd Forsythe
2018 Lorraine Lambert
2016 Violet Drax
Ann Rutledge
2015 N/A
2014 Connie
2013 Cora Mills
Lorraine Lambert
2012 Sandra Chase
2011 Marilyn
Cora / Queen of Hearts
2010 Erica Sayers
Lorraine Lambert
Helene Schweitzer
2009 Helene Schweitzer
2008 Older Anne Shirley
Melody
Hilda
2007 Rosalie
2004 Jean Parker
Gennie Carver
Elizabeth Paradise
2003 Norma
Ann Rule
Marsha Hunter
2002 N/A
N/A
N/A
2001 Valerie Somers
1999 Kate
Rose Grainger
Celia Hoover
(archive footage) (uncredited)
1998 Marcella Willis
Eva Santana
Mother Madalyn
1997 Herself
1996 Madame Serena Merle
Ruth Abernathy
1995 Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
1994 Francesca Alberghetti
1993 Sara
Clara Allen
Frances Beechum
Erika Price
Duchess Lucinda
Frau Müller
Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
1992 Kay Levitz
Jimmie Sue Finger
1991 Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller
Hanna Trout
1990 Julia
Self
Candy Morrison
1988 Hillary Whitney Essex
Herself
Mary Magdalene
Diana Roth
1987 Ruth
Nora Tilley
Julia Gaitland
1986 Myra Fleener
Lee
1985 Older Anne Shirley
N/A
Lili Damita
1984 Harriet Bird
1983 Glennis Yeager
The Maid
1982 Carla Moran
The Maid
Call Girl
1981 Jess's daughter
Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead
1980 Nina Franklin
Julie
Karen Holmes
1979 Madelaine
1977 Cody Blanks
Nikki Klausing
Mary Cutler
Ellen Lange
1976 Susan Burgade
Marion Evans
1975 Sally
Waitress (as Barbara Seagull)
1974 Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)
1973 Angela
1972 N/A
Boxcar Bertha
Susan
1971 Jane Kauffman
1970 Tish Gray
Nella Mundine
1969 Sandy
Leloopa
1968 Stacy Iverson
Self - Guest
1967 N/A
Beth Ferguson
1966 N/A
1965 N/A
N/A
1964 N/A
1963 N/A
1953 N/A
N/A
N/A
- Lorraine Lambert
Year Character Movie/Tv

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