Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey

  • Born on
    • February 5th, 1948
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.

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Acting (53 Credits)

2018Insidious: The Last Key as Lorraine Lambert
2016The 9th Life of Louis Drax as Violet Drax
2016Damien as Ann Rutledge
2014My Sister as ConnieWatch Free
2013Insidious: Chapter 2 as Lorraine Lambert
2012Left to Die as Sandra Chase
2011Answers to Nothing as Marilyn
2010Black Swan as Erica Sayers
2010Insidious as Lorraine Lambert
2009Albert Schweitzer as Helene SchweitzerWatch Free
2008Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Older Anne Shirley
2004Riding the Bullet as Jean ParkerWatch Free
2003Hunger Point as Marsha Hunter
2003The Stranger Beside Me as Ann Rule
200311:14 as Norma
2002Daniel Deronda
2001Lantana as Valerie SomersWatch Free
1999Outer Space as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1999Breakfast of Champions as Celia Hoover
1998A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries as Marcella Willis
1996The Portrait of a Lady as Madame Serena Merle
1996The Pallbearer as Ruth Abernathy
1995Last of the Dogmen as Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
1994Chicago Hope as Francesca Alberghetti
1993A Dangerous Woman as Frances Beechum
1993Abraham as Sara
1993Falling Down as Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
1993Splitting Heirs as Duchess Lucinda
1993Swing Kids as Frau Müller
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Clara Allen
1992The Public Eye as Kay Levitz
1991Defenseless as Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller
1991Paris Trout as Hanna Trout
1990A Killing in a Small Town as Candy Morrison
1990Tune in Tomorrow... as Aunt Julia
1988Beaches as Hillary Whitney Essex
1988The Last Temptation of Christ as Mary Magdalene
1988A World Apart as Diana Roth
1987Shy People as Ruth
1987Tin Men as Nora Tilley
1986Hoosiers as Myra Fleener
1986Hannah and Her Sisters as Lee
1984The Natural as Harriet Bird
1983The Right Stuff as Glennis Yeager
1982The Entity as Carla Moran
1981Take This Job and Shove It as Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead
1980The Stunt Man as Nina Franklin
1976The Last Hard Men as Susan Burgade
1972Boxcar Bertha as Boxcar Bertha
1970The Liberation of L.B. Jones as Nella Mundine
1969Last Summer as Sandy
1969Heaven with a Gun as Leloopa
1968With Six You Get Eggroll as Stacy Iverson


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