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Overview (2)

Born in Milford-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 Itallie, 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 (2016), 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 (1 August 1970 - 22 November 1972) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Red hair and blue eyes
Deep smooth voice

Trivia (21)

Her father worked in oil refinery construction, so she moved regularly. 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.
In 1993, Frances gave birth to her child with Clint Eastwood, a daughter named Francesca Eastwood.
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.
Is close friends with Beth Grant and Diane Ladd.
Frances and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood, escaped a fire that engulfed their home. Francesca leapt 15 feet from a second-story window into the arms of her mother and a neighbor, and her father, Clint Eastwood, flew down to visit her in the hospital where she recovered from smoke inhalation. [December 2001]
Younger brother William Fisher (b. 1958), raised by Frances after their mother died in 1967, is a spokesperson for the internet movement "Censure and Move On," launched initially to oppose the Republican-led effort to impeach U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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.
Graduated from Lutcherstark High School in Orange, Texas, class of 1970. After a brief marriage she supported herself by working as a nanny before moving to NYC to start her career.
Dated George Clooney in 1995.
Supporter of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.
Is only five years older than Laura Innes, who played her daughter on ER (1994) and eight years older than Julianne Moore, who played her daughter in Laws of Attraction (2004).
Known for her ceaseless networking.
Born on the same date as Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Before Clint Eastwood invited Frances to move into his Bel-Air mansion, she was sharing an apartment with her brother.
Grandmother of Titan Wraith Eastwood, the son of her daughter Francesca Eastwood and fitness trainer Alexander Wraith.

Personal Quotes (8)

[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.
[her first reaction upon seeing Titanic (1997)] Oh, my God. We were in London at the Royal Albert for the big premiere and I was wearing a beaded dress and had this little, tiny purse that held my lipstick, a little bit of money and a mirror; that's it. ... But by the end of the movie, I was crying my eyes out and I had no place to wipe my tears. My makeup was starting to run, so I leaned over -- Prince Charles was sitting right in front of us -- and I said, 'Your Royal Highness, do you mind if I borrow the doilie on your chair to wipe my tears?' And he handed it to me and said, 'It's a marathon, darling.' I still have that doilie today in my memorabilia.
[when Clint's 8 children by 6 different women were pictured together for the first time at the premiere of The Mule (2018)] This is a classic! One of a kind! Something I've dreamt of for a long time!

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