|Date of Birth||25 January 1945 , Washington, District of Columbia, USA|
|Birth Name||Leigh Young|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Leigh started off in films auspiciously as a "flower child" of the psychedelic 1960s. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Newcomer" when she played opposite Peter Sellers in the eccentric comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968), but then appeared opposite her husband in The Big Bounce (1969), a kinky flop that landed with a big thud. She went on to appear in a cameo in her husband's British-made movie The Games (1970), then her career sputtered again with a series of misguided features including the star-heavy but critically lambasted epic The Adventurers (1969); the kinky British film The Buttercup Chain (1970), which dealt with kissing cousins who don't quite stop at kissing; the beautifully photographed but rather hollow action-adventure The Horsemen (1971) co-starring Omar Sharif; and the so-so romp The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), which is best remembered for starting Robert De Niro off and running in films. Leigh's best known role came alongside Charlton Heston in the controversial Soylent Green (1973), although she was a bit overshadowed by the grisly topic material and the showy performances of co-stars Heston and Edward G. Robinson.
Following her divorce from O'Neal in 1973, Leigh made herself somewhat scarce while raising her young son. In 1978 she married agent/director Guy McElwaine, but that marriage would also end in divorce. In the 1980s she made a comeback of sorts as a mature--but still spicy--and taunting character actress. Although she took a back seat to Albert Finney in the thriller Looker (1981) and to Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges in the whodunit Jagged Edge (1985), she found her best results back on TV again. She nabbed an Emmy award in 1994 for her vixenish supporting role on the acclaimed series drama Picket Fences (1992). In addition, she performed in several plays, in the US, England and Scotland, including "The Beckett Plays," "Knives" and "Sleeping Dogs." More recently she appeared in her writer/director brother's film Bliss (1997). These days Leigh plays a regular role on the daytime soap Passions (1999).
Leigh also found a fulfilling life off-camera. She became an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, and her voice can be heard in the Search of Serenity series of audio meditations from The Course in Miracles trainings. She is also the grandmother of two granddaughters by her son Patrick O'Neal.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / firstname.lastname@example.org
|Guy McElwaine||(9 September 1978 - ?) (divorced)|
|Ryan O'Neal||(27 February 1967 - 13 March 1974) (divorced) (1 child)|