Diana Scarwid


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"Because I'm NOT one of your FANS!!!!!", screamed Diana Scarwid in her most talked-about screen role: the portrayal of Christina Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981). Reviewers were highly critical of Diana's work in the film and her performance earned a Golden Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress. With this, she became the first actress ever to go ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2000)
Mommie Dearest Christina Crawford (Adult)
(1981)
Psycho III Maureen Coyle
(1986)
Silkwood Angela
(1983)

Filmography

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 2011 Another Happy Day
Donna
 2010 Backyard Wedding (TV Movie)
Susan Slauson
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Jane Winmar
- Cradle to Grave (2009) ... Jane Winmar
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Mrs. Geiler
- Split Ends (2009) ... Mrs. Geiler
 2009 Heroes (TV Series)
Alice Shaw
- Chapter Ten '1961' (2009) ... Alice Shaw
 2009 Tribute (TV Movie)
Cathy Morrow
 2008-2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... Mother Superior
- Bad Habits (2008) ... Mother Superior
- Circus, Circus (2008) ... Mother Superior
- Bzzzzzzzzz! (2008) ... Mother Superior
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Rayanne Leland
- Spiders (2008) ... Rayanne Leland
 2008 Dream Boy
Vivian Davies
 2008 And Then She Was Gone (Short)
Woman in Disguise
 2007 Lost (TV Series)
Isabel
- Stranger in a Strange Land (2007) ... Isabel
 2006 Prison Break (TV Series)
Jeanette Owens
- Dead Fall (2006) ... Jeanette Owens
- Buried (2006) ... Jeanette Owens
- Subdivision (2006) ... Jeanette Owens
 2006 Swimming with the Virgin (Short)
Mother
 2006 Local Color
Edith Talia
 2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight
Natalie Walsh
 2005 Red Thread
Miss Johnson
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Karen Tyler
- Unaired Pilot (2004) ... Karen Tyler
- Caged Bird (2004) ... Karen Tyler
- Totem Mole (2004) ... Karen Tyler (credit only)
- Safety Canary (2004) ... Karen Tyler (credit only)
- Lovesick Ass (2004) ... Karen Tyler (credit only)
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jackie Madden
- Head (2004) ... Jackie Madden
 2004 The Clearing
Eva Finch
 2003 Party Monster
Elke
 2003 A Guy Thing
Sandra
 2002 The Angel Doll
Fronia Black
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Marny Clifford
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lisa Russo
- Myth of Fingerprints (2001) ... Lisa Russo
 2000 What Lies Beneath
Jody
 2000 Dirty Pictures (TV Movie)
Dianne Barrie
 1999 Down Will Come Baby (TV Movie)
Dorothy McIntyre
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series)
Crystal Eastman
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Crystal Eastman
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Joan Aldrin
- Mare Tranquilitatis (1998) ... Joan Aldrin
 1998 Before He Wakes (TV Movie)
Joanne Michaels
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Miss Woodmere
- Ruby Bridges (1998) ... Miss Woodmere
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Linda Bowman
- Kitsunegari (1998) ... Linda Bowman
 1996 The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (TV Movie)
Mrs. Annie Feagan
 1996 Critical Choices (TV Movie)
Diana
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Marcia Schulman (segment "1996")
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Raylene
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Elizabeth Halsey
- Trial by Fire (1996) ... Elizabeth Halsey
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Bess Truman
 1995 The Neon Bible
Sarah
 1995 The Cure
Gail
 1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (TV Mini-Series)
Rose Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Rose Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Rose Kennedy
 1993 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Louisa Holt
- Simple Justice (1993) ... Louisa Holt
 1991 Night of the Hunter (TV Movie)
Willa Harper
 1989 Brenda Starr
Libby 'Lips' Lipscomb
 1987 After the Promise (TV Movie)
Anna Jackson
 1986 Heat
Cassie
 1986 Extremities
Terry
 1986 Psycho III
Maureen Coyle
 1986 The Ladies Club
Lucy Bricker
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
Toby
 1983 Silkwood
Angela
 1983 Rumble Fish
Cassandra
 1983 Strange Invaders
Margaret
 1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie)
Susan Masters
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Eileen Phillips
 1981 Mommie Dearest
Christina Crawford (Adult)
 1980 Inside Moves
Louise
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Jeanne
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Sheila Langtree
 1979 Studs Lonigan (TV Mini-Series)
Catherine Banahan
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Catherine Banahan
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Catherine Banahan
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Catherine Banahan
 1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Carole Walker
- The Spirit Is Willie (1979) ... Carole Walker
 1978 Battered (TV Movie)
Doris Thompson
 1978 Pretty Baby
Frieda
 1978 Forever (TV Movie)
Sybil Davidson
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
Lolly
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Erica
- Golden Girl (1977) ... Erica
 1977 The Possessed (TV Movie)
Lane
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Casey Walker
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Kathleen
- Andrea (1976) ... Kathleen
- How Old, How Young (1976) ... Kathleen
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Out-of-Town Visitor
- Dead Again (1976) ... Out-of-Town Visitor (uncredited)
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lisa Graham
- Nightmare (1976) ... Lisa Graham
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Irene
- Sara Who? (1976) ... Irene
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Appeared in plays at the Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum and also in Canada. See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest (1981) director) used the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality test (a widely used and researched clinical assessment tool used by mental health professionals) to help Scarwid, and Mara Hobel, the 9-year-old actress who plays Christina Crawford as a child, come to similar conception of their character. The test test was administered to the two actresses four times over a... See more »

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