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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 May 1948Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMegan Foster
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Meg Foster was born on May 10, 1948 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA as Megan Foster. She is an actress, known for They Live (1988), Masters of the Universe (1987) and The Emerald Forest (1985).

Spouse (1)

Stephen McHattie (? - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Strikingly pale blue eyes
Husky yet smooth voice
Frequently plays duplicitous villains or traitorous double agents

Trivia (4)

Foster has worked extensively in the theatre since studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Her stage credits include "King Lear", "Barabbas", "Three Sisters" and "Extremities", among others.
She was replaced with Sharon Gless on Cagney & Lacey (1981) after 6 episodes. CBS reportedly wanted somebody more "feminine".
Had a relationship with Ron Starr, they had a son named Christopher Starr. She and son Christopher starred together in The Osterman Weekend (1983) directed by Sam Peckinpah, who directed Ron in Ride the High Country (1962).
She stated that she based her character Evil-Lyn in Masters of the Universe (1987) on that of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the film, she is a pantomime villainess but obviously deeply in love with Skeletor. As the storyline progresses, she gradually comes to realise that he does not truly care for her and she finally abandons him to his fate, her withdrawal of her forces leading to his eventual defeat. In Foster's opinion, the character progresses from out and out evildoer to scorned woman to tragic heroine.

Personal Quotes (2)

The role I'd like to play is the role I'm doing next. I take it day by day.
[1978, interview in "Close Up"] Working is an important part of my life and identity. To be a fulfilled person, I would have to be doing something in addition to raising a child and running a house. Unless I'm feeling good about myself, I wouldn't be able to create the right environment for my family.

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