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Overview (3)

Born in Savannah, Georgia, USA
Birth NameDiana Elizabeth Scarwid
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Diana Scarwid's subtle performance in Inside Moves (1980) was nominated for an earned an Oscar, and as Joan Crawford's daughter in Mommie Dearest (1981) - the infamous Razzie. Many understated film and television performances followed. Retired, Scarwid lives east of Savannah, Georgia, committing time to local non-profit organizations and acting workshops.

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Spouse (1)

Dr. Eric Allen Scheinbart (27 August 1978 - 1995) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol 32.
Appeared in the National Shakespeare Conservatory production of "Spoon River Anthology" in New York.
Is only 14 years younger than Faye Dunaway, who played her mother in Mommie Dearest (1981).
Has 2 children with her ex-husband Dr. Eric Allen Scheinbart - a son Jeremy Scheinbart and a daughter Ursula Scheinbart.
Has never appeared in a film nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
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 four-week period. They were told to answer the questions as they thought Christina would answer them.
Revealed in an interview that she is from a deeply religious Roman Catholic family.
At one point, Anthony, the oldest of her three brothers, was her manager.
For their role in Mommie Dearest (1981), Diana and Mara Hobel met the Christina Crawford. Also, Diana studied Mara's dailies to acquire the younger actress's mannerisms.
Cher played Diana's girlfriend in Silkwood (1983), and later, directed and costarred with her in If These Walls Could Talk (1996).
In an interview, fondly remembered working with Anthony Perkins (Psycho III (1986)) and has since gone on to say that she found him loving, sensitive and caring.
Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1975.

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