Faye Dunaway

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An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, enormously popular actress Faye Dunaway starred in several films which defined what many would come to call Hollywood's "second Golden Age." During her tenure at the top of the box office, she was a more than capable match for some of the biggest macho stars of... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Network Diana Christensen
Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie Parker
Chinatown Evelyn Mulwray
Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford


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 2021 The American Connection
 2017 Inconceivable
 2017 The Case for Christ
Dr. Roberta Waters
 2017 The Bye Bye Man
Widow Redmon
 2010 A Family Thanksgiving (TV Movie)
 2010 Earth Ring (Short)
 2009 The Magic Stone
 2009 21 and a Wake-Up
Major Rose Thorn
 2009 The Bait
 2009 The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi
Detective Rowland
 2009 Midnight Bayou (TV Movie)
Odette Simone
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Margaret Campbell
- An Honest Mistake (2009) ... Dr. Margaret Campbell
 2008 Flick
Lt. McKenzie
 2008 La rabbia
 2007 The Gene Generation
Josephine Hayden
 2007 Say It in Russian
Jacqueline de Rossy
 2007 Cougar Club
Edith Birnbaum
 2007 Pandemic (TV Mini Series)
Governor Lillian Schaefer
 2006 Cut Off
Marilyn Burton
 2006 Rain
Isabel Hudson
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Lois O'Neill
- Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye (2006) ... Lois O'Neill
 2005 Ghosts Never Sleep
Kathleen Dolan
 2004 Back When We Were Grownups (TV Movie)
 2004 Anonymous Rex (TV Movie)
 2004 Jennifer's Shadow
Mary Ellen Cassi
 2004 El padrino
Atty. Gen. Navarro
 2004 Last Goodbye
Sean Winston
 2003 Blind Horizon
Ms. K
 2002-2003 Alias (TV Series)
Ariana Kane
- The Getaway (2003) ... Ariana Kane
- A Higher Echelon (2003) ... Ariana Kane
- The Abduction (2002) ... Ariana Kane
 2002 Mid-Century
Blue / Mother
 2002/I The Calling
Mae West
 2002 The Rules of Attraction
Mrs. Denton
 2002 The Biographer (TV Movie)
Amanda Washington
 2002 Soul Food (TV Series)
Katherine Burke
- Tonight at Noon (2002) ... Katherine Burke
 2002 Changing Hearts
Betty Miller
 2001 The Yellow Bird (Short)
Aurora Beavis
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Rebecca Markham
- Shallow Water: Part 2 (2001) ... Dr. Rebecca Markham
- Shallow Water: Part 1 (2001) ... Dr. Rebecca Markham
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Meg Gable
 2000 Stanley's Gig
 2000 The Yards
Kitty Olchin
 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Yolande of Aragon
 1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
The Psychiatrist
 1999 Love Lies Bleeding
Josephine Butler
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini Series)
Margaret Sanger
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Margaret Sanger
 1998 Gia (TV Movie)
Wilhelmina Cooper
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini Series)
Mrs Van Hopper
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Mrs Van Hopper
 1997 In Praise of Older Women
 1996 The Twilight of the Golds
 1996 The Chamber
Lee Cayhall Bowen
 1996 The People Next Door (TV Movie)
Ellen Morse
 1996 Albino Alligator
 1996 Dunston Checks In
Mrs. Dubrow
 1995 Drunks
 1995 Avonlea (TV Series)
Countess Polenska
- What a Tangled Web We Weave (1995) ... Countess Polenska
 1995 A Family Divided (TV Movie)
Karen Billingsley
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Marilyn Mickler
 1993 Columbo (TV Series)
Lauren Staton
- It's All in the Game (1993) ... Lauren Staton
 1993 It Had to Be You (TV Series)
Laura Scofield
- London Calling (1993) ... Laura Scofield
- Truth or Dare (1993) ... Laura Scofield
- All About Dave (1993) ... Laura Scofield
- Let's Spend Termite Together (1993) ... Laura Scofield
- Long Date's Journey Into Night (1993) ... Laura Scofield
 1993 The Temp
Charlene Towne
 1993 Arizona Dream
Elaine Stalker
 1992 Double Edge
Faye Milano
 1991 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open (Music Video short)
 1991 Scorchers
 1990 Silhouette (TV Movie)
Samantha Kimball
 1990 The Two Jakes
Evelyn Mulwray (voice)
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale
Serena Joy
 1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini
Mrs. Hildegarde
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Love Simpson Blakeslee
 1989 Up to Date
Mrs. Colber
 1988 The Gamble
Countess Von Wallenstein
 1988 Burning Secret
 1988 Midnight Crossing
Helen Barton
 1987 Barfly
Wanda Wilcox
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Madame D'Urfe
 1986 Raspberry Ripple (TV Movie)
Matron and 'M'
 1986 Beverly Hills Madam (TV Movie)
Lil Hutton
 1985 Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie)
Jane Wilkinson / Carlotta Adams
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini Series)
Queen Isabella of Spain
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Queen Isabella of Spain
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Queen Isabella of Spain
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Queen Isabella of Spain
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Queen Isabella of Spain
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini Series)
Maud Charteris
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Maud Charteris
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Maud Charteris
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Maud Charteris
 1984 Supergirl
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence
Rachel Argyle
 1983 The Wicked Lady
Barbara / Ralph's wife
 1982 The Country Girl (TV Movie)
Georgie Elgin
 1981 Mommie Dearest
Joan Crawford
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Evita Peron
 1980 The First Deadly Sin
Barbara Delaney
 1979 The Champ
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars
Laura Mars
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Denise Kreisler
 1976 The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Movie)
Sister Aimee Semple McPherson
 1976 Network
Diana Christensen
 1974 The Towering Inferno
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
 1974 Chinatown
Evelyn Mulwray
 1973 The Three Musketeers
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
 1972 The Woman I Love (TV Movie)
Wallis Warfield Simpson
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Kathleen Stanton
- Hogan's Goat (1971) ... Kathleen Stanton
 1971 'Doc'
 1971 The Deadly Trap
 1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Lou Andreas Sand
 1970 Little Big Man
Mrs. Pendrake
 1969 The Arrangement
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Jennifer Winslow
 1968 A Place for Lovers
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair
Vicki Anderson
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Parker
 1967 The Happening
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Lou McDowell
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
- The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (1966) ... Myra
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Alexis Webster
- 34th Man (1965) ... Alexis Webster
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Stage Play: The Curse of an Aching Heart. Written by William Alfred. Incidental music by Claibe Richardson. Music orchestrated by Bruce Pomahac. Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty. Directed by Gerald Gutierrez. Little Theatre: 25 Jan 1982- 21 Feb 1982 (32 performances + 12 previews that began on 15 Jan 1982). Cast: Faye Dunaway (as "Frances ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 19 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 252 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Terry O'Neill  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


Liam O'Neill


Dunaway Jr, John MacDowell | Hartshorn (Smith), Grace April


Dunaway, MacDowell (sibling)

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Personal Quote:

[on Bonnie and Clyde (1967)] It put me firmly in the ranks of actresses that would do work that was art. There are those who elevate the craft of acting to the art of acting, and now I would be among them. I was the golden girl at that time. One of those women who was going to be nominated year after year for an Oscar and would win at least one. The movie established the quality of my work. '... See more »


Was the 79th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Network (1976) at The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) on March 28, 1977. See more »


Often plays tough, spiteful and difficult women See more »


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