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Sigourney Weaver

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In 1949, yes - she's over 50, Susan Weaver was born into a wealthy family and has lived most of her life trying to live this down. She accomplished this rather effectively by changing her name to Sigourney and choosing acting as a profession.

In her numerous cinema roles, she has portrayed a wide range of characters, including a spaceship pilot, a senator's wife, a crazed Alien hunter, a horny housewife, a mother whose appartment is possessed, an evil queen, an agoraphobic, a crazed cellist, the President's wife, Queen Ferdinand, a cattish executive and an anthropologist. Talk about range of character!


  • Get Bruce (1999)
  • Galaxy Quest (1999)
  • Alien Resurrection (1997)
  • The Ice Storm (1997)
  • The Grimm Brothers' Snow White (1997)
  • Jeffrey (1995)
  • Copycat (1995)
  • Death and the Maiden (1994)
  • Dave (1993)
  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
  • Helmut Newton: Frames From the Edge (1989)
  • Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
  • Working Girl (1988)
  • One Woman or Two (1987)
  • Half Moon Street (1986)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Deal of the Century (1983)
  • The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)
  • Eyewitness (1981)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Madman (1978)
  • Annie Hall (1977)

Looking at all of her movies, the most enjoyable ones are those that truly convey her character: a smart, sophisticated woman who can be cattish, cold-hearted, conniving, cruel, and, oddly enough, charismatic when she wants to be. But overall she shines through as a woman who expresses her attitude when she feels like it, regardless of the consequences.

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