Kathleen (I) Turner filmography and biography

Date of birth: 19 June 1954, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Kathleen (I) Turner trivia


- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#73).
- Education: Southwest Missouri State University (SKSU), Springfield, Missouri; transferred after two years University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland; B.F.A., 1977. She was involved in SMSU's Tent Theatre in the same summer as Tess Harper.
- Suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.
- Was immortalized in the 1980s song, "The Kiss of Kathleen Turner," by techno-pop singer Falco.
- She performed some of her own stunts in Romancing the Stone, Undercover Blues and V.I. Warshawski. Her nose was broken while filming V.I. Warshawski.
- Spoke the voice (uncredited) of sexy Jessica Rabbit in the toon-noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- Was considered for the lead in Basic Instinct.
- Also attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
- Sister-in-law of fashion designer Donna Karan.
- Somewhat resembles Lauren Bacall (looks and voice).
- Her father, Richard, was a foreign service diplomat who was imprisoned by the Japanese during WWII.
- Upon meeting the legendary Lauren Bacall, to whom she has often been compared, she reportedly introduced herself by saying, "Hi, I'm the young you."
- Daughter Rachel Ann Weiss born October 14, 1987 with ex-husband Jay Weiss.
- (3 December 1999) Checked herself into Marworth in Waverly, Pennsylvania, for alcohol abuse.
- Fluent in Spanish.
- She recieved a lifetime achievement award from the Savannah College of Art and Design at the Savannah Film Festival in October 2004.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Maggie the Cat in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
- Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2005 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for portraying Martha in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
- Has one eye that's blue and one eye that's hazel.
- London Evening Standard Theatre Award 2006 for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
- Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress." poll [1988].
- Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress." poll [1987].
- Referenced by Jack Black (I) in High Fidelity. He says that his band's name is very close to being called "Kathleen Turner Overdrive".
- She discovered she had developed rheumatoid arthritis during shooting Serial Mom.
- Companion of David Guc [1977 - 1982].
- Was raised in Canada, Cuba and England where her father was a diplomat.
- Her former assistant was Polly Brown (I).

Kathleen (I) Turner quotes


- A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that.
- I feel I get recognized for my voice more than for my face.
- I know there are nights when I have that power, when I could put on something and walk in somewhere, and if there's a man there who doesn't look at me, it's because he's gay.
- I learned years ago, I adore acting and I think it's the most alive I know how to be -- almost -- but I really want a good life. I've been married for 17 years -- I know, they call us the last couple. I have a 13-year-old daughter. I have a lovely home life with good friends who aren't in the business . . . and I have no desire to cost my whole life in pursuit of the career alone.
- When I was 20, I had so many more insecurities and looked for approbation from everyone. But by the time I was 40 and now at 50, you wake up and think, "Fuck you, I don't have to prove myself any more", and that makes you sexy."
- I often play women who are not essentially good or likable, and I often go through a stage where I hate them. And then I find the reasons why they are that way, and end up loving and defending them.
- It's always been my first love, I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage. On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up, or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
- Then [when I was] about 40, the roles started slowing down. I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers. I'd say the cut-off point for leading ladies today is 35/40, whereas half the men in Hollywood get their start then. It's a terrible double standard.
- I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring. I think the Europeans have enough tradition and respect for the experience and body of work of an actress that they don't sell out to the new ones.
- I'm not a naturalistic actor. I believe acting is a planned process of communication. I don't see anything naturalistic about it.
- The studios are no longer creative institutions. Their job is to raise a great deal of money for their shareholders, to hedge their bets about risk. All this does not spell creativity. You might as well be talking real estate. Thank goodness for the independents. Except that distribution is still controlled by the studios. So they take the first week's profit and, after that, they don't give a damn. They take their money and they leave. It sucks.

Kathleen (I) Turner filmography

Name Year
The Perfect Family 2012
Shrinking Charlotte 2010
Life Is a Banquet 2009
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas 2009
Marley & Me 2008
Nit vint-i-cinc 2008
Shrink Rap 2007
Bienvenue à Cannes 2007
Californication 2007
Monster House 2006
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2006
Answering the Call: Ground Zero's Volunteers 2005
Character Studies 2005
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005
The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch 2005
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2005
Sexes 2005
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005
Loops! 2005
Cinema mil 2005
Sunday AM 2005
20 to 1 2005
Sexiest Moments in Film: The Seducers 2004
Last of the Wild Chimps 2004
It's Like Life 2004
NY Graham Norton 2004
Dos rombos 2004
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004
Women on Top: Hollywood and Power 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003
Nip/Tuck 2003
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories 2002
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002
Silenci? 2002
Today with Des and Mel 2002
Richard & Judy 2001
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures 2000
24 Hours 2000
In Bad Taste 2000
Cinderella 2000
Beautiful 2000
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000
Prince of Central Park 2000
Coppola: un hombre y sus sueños 1999
Vértigo 1999
Love and Action in Chicago 1999
Baby Geniuses 1999
The Virgin Suicides 1999
The Directors 1999
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998
Stories from My Childhood 1998
Legalese 1998
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998
A Simple Wish 1997
The Real Blonde 1997
Bad Baby 1997
An Audience with Elton John 1997
Love in the Ancient World 1997
Corazón de... 1997
Hardball with Chris Matthews 1997
King of the Hill 1997
The View 1997
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful 1996
The Best of Roger Rabbit 1996
Caiga quien caiga 1996
The Daily Show 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
The Conspiracy of Silence 1995
American Cinema 1995
Moonlight and Valentino 1995
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995
Lauren Hutton and... 1995
Friends at Last 1995
Leslie's Folly 1994
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994
Serial Mom 1994
Ancient Mysteries 1994
The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Nicholson 1994
Friends 1994
Howard Stern 1994
Trail Mix-Up 1993
Naked in New York 1993
House of Cards 1993
Undercover Blues 1993
Corazón, corazón 1993
GMTV 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
We All Have Tales: Rumpelstiltskin 1992
A Day at a Time 1992
Getaway 1992
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992
HBO First Look 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to 1991
V.I. Warshawski 1991
Días de cine 1991
The Charlie Rose Show 1991
Roller Coaster Rabbit 1990
Primer plano 1990
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990
Night of 100 Stars III 1990
Law & Order 1990
Tummy Trouble 1989
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989
The War of the Roses 1989
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989
The Simpsons 1989
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town 1988
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988
Switching Channels 1988
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1988
The Accidental Tourist 1988
This Morning 1988
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988
Giulia e Giulia 1987
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987
Biography 1987
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986
Prizzi's Honor 1985
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985
Larry King Live 1985
The Jewel of the Nile 1985
Crimes of Passion 1984
A Breed Apart 1984
Romancing the Stone 1984
Cinema 3 1984
The Man with Two Brains 1983
American Masters 1983
De película 1982
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982
Late Night with David Letterman 1982
Body Heat 1981
Entertainment Tonight 1981
Wetten, dass..? 1981
Saturday Night Live 1975
Great Performances 1972
Parkinson 1971
The Doctors 1963
Today 1952