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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 11 May 1952Milford-on-the-sea, Hampshire, England, UK
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frances Fisher began by apprenticing at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. She spent 14 years based in New York City, playing leads in over 30 productions of plays by such noted writers as John Arden, Noël Coward, Emily Mann, Joe Orton, Sam Shepard, William Shakespeare, Jean Claude Van Italie, Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams. She won a Drama Logue Award - Best Ensemble for the American Premier of Caryl Churchill's "Three More Sleepless Nights", played in the American premier of Judith Thompson's "The Crackwalker" and originated roles in Elia Kazan's "The Chain" and Arthur Miller's last play "Finishing the Picture". Besides working with Kazan and Miller, some of Ms. Fisher's more interesting theater experiences were creating roles from two great works of literature: George Orwell's "1984" and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Ms. Fisher worked at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles alongside Annette Bening and Alfred Molina in Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard". Fisher starred in "Sexy Laundry" with Paul Ben-Victor at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. She studied with Stella Adler and became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio by actually "walking up the stairs" and auditioning for legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Ms. Fisher recently completed The Host (2013), Love on the Run, Red Wing (2013) and will work with Catherine Hardwicke in her new film Plush (2013) in August 2012. Ms. Fisher was honored for a Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in her old hometown of the Pacific Palisades, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Frances Fisher

Spouse (1)

Billy Mack Hamilton (1970 - 1972) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Red hair and blue eyes
Deep smooth voice

Trivia (16)

Her father worked in oil refinery construction, so she moved regularly and lived in locales as different as Brazil, Turkey, Iowa and France. She was born in England and moved about every year until she was in 7th grade, when the family settled in Orange, Texas.
Is a United States citizen.
Has a daughter with Clint Eastwood: Francesca Eastwood (born 7 August 1993).
Was the original choice for the role of Jill Taylor on Home Improvement (1991) but was replaced at the last minute by Patricia Richardson. A lack of chemistry between Tim Allen and Fisher was named the reason for the switch.
In the movie The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995) her real-life daughter, Francesca Eastwood, played her youngest child.
Her goddaughter is Jasmine Joshua, daughter of Larry Joshua.
Is best friends with Sharon Gabet, who she met while they were both on The Edge of Night (1956).
Has been an active board member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Frances was 15 when her mother Olga died of a heart failure.
Is close friends with Beth Grant and Diane Ladd.
Was friends with the late Gloria Stuart.
On Christmas morning 2001, Frances and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood, narrowly escaped a fire that engulfed their home. Francesca leaped 15 feet from a second-story window into the arms of her mother and a neighbor, and was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. Frances was also treated for burns on her hands. Francesca's father, Clint Eastwood, flew in to visit his daughter in the hospital and personally thanked her rescuers.
Has one brother, Bill (b. 1958).
She appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Unforgiven (1992) and Titanic (1997).
She was born in New Forest, Hampshire, England, to American parents. Her father was of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent. Her mother was of Norwegian ancestry.
Supporter of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on leaving Texas] I was not meant to go deer hunting every fall.
I came from the theater playing leading roles, and when I started doing film and television, I felt as if I had to start from the bottom.
Not knowing where your next job is coming from is - something. After Titanic (1997) I didn't work for a year, interestingly enough.
[on Clint Eastwood] The man is very charismatic with what I'd describe as a quiet power. It just hits you. But I was so naive. I was so unfamiliar with what was to come out of that relationship. I simply felt that this was it, the big one. I had no idea that every woman he meets probably feels as I did.
Women with low self-esteem are going to continue to get involved with men who are well-connected. And men stray. We know that. I tried to be understanding about that. I tried to be forgiving. But that sort of behavior just doesn't wash with me. In the end I didn't want to be in a relationship in which I wasn't feeling good about myself. So I decided to leave it. I didn't want my daughter growing up seeing her mother not being fully who she could be, pushed down, stifled. Everybody has their own viewpoint but for me the sanctity of the bedroom is the most fundamental importance. I know some women can overlook their partner's occasional infidelities. Not me. And nor would I do that with another woman's man.
So many men are loose cannons ready to fire their seed wherever they find a fertile field. The discipline has to come from someone else.

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