Barbara Hershey Biography
Barbara Hershey is an American actress who is best recognized for her work in motion pictures. Hershey earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy for best lead actress in a miniseries or television film for her work in “A Killing in a Small Town” (1990). For her performances in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Portrait of a Lady, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Barbara Hershey Age
She was born as Barbara Lynn Herzstein was born on the 5th of February 1948, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. She turned 74 years in 2022.
Barbara Hershey Family – Parents
The daughter of Melrose Herzstein and horse-racing journalist Arnold Nathan Herzstein, Barbara Herzstein was born in Hollywood. She was the youngest of three kids and was raised in a home close to the Hollywood Hills.
Barbara Hershey Husband – Married
Barbara Hershey met actor David Carradine while they were both working on the 1969 western movie “Heaven with a Gun.” They dated for a while before calling it quits in 1975. Because of her relationship with David, Barbara gave birth to a son who was named Free. Tom was eventually given as his new name. In 1992, Barbara got hitched to Stephen Douglas. The marriage between Barbara and Stephen did not continue long because they separated the following year. In 1998, Barbara began dating actor Naveen Andrews. In 2009, she called it quits with him.
Barbara Hershey’s Height – Weight
Hershey is 59 kilograms and 5’5″ (165 cm) tall.
Barbara Hershey’s Net Worth
She receives a believed net worth of $12 million.
Barbara Hershey Movies & TV Shows – Career
In three episodes of the television series “Gidget,” Barbara made her acting debut. Because of how well her performance in the show was appreciated, she was chosen to appear in a subsequent episode of “The Monroes” in 1966. Milt Rosen produced a short-lived television series called “The Monroes.” Barbara acknowledged that her performance in “The Monroes” helped her career, but she was also unhappy with how her character was developed. By this time, she had adopted the stage name “Barbara Hershey.”
Over the ensuing few years, she continued to make appearances in more shows, such as “Run for Your Life” and “Daniel Boone.” She made her acting debut in 1968’s romantic comedy “With Six You Get Eggroll” as Stacey Iverson.
She gave another standout performance in the 1972 movie “Boxcar Bertha.” The movie marked Martin Scorsese’s entry into the Hollywood scene before he went on to become a famed director. The overwhelming violence in the movie drew criticism, but it ultimately came to be seen as a trademark of Martin Scorsese’s productions. Over the ensuing years, Barbara enjoyed great success in Hollywood. She was cast in various high-profile Hollywood productions in the 1970s, including “The Last Hard Men,” “The Stunt Man,” “The Entity,” and “Diamonds.” She delivered excellent performances but failed to take home any prestigious film prizes.
She had appearances in movies like “Falling Down” and “A Dangerous Woman” in the early 1990s. In 1996, she gave another remarkable performance in “The Portrait of a Lady.” Barbara was nominated for a “Academy Award” for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in the movie, which was adapted from the same-named book. Over the following ten years, Barbara’s choice of film roles become more discerning. She starred in the movie “Black Swan” in 2010, which was well-received by critics all around the world. For her work, she received a “BAFTA Award” nomination for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role.” Later on, she had appearances in movies like “Insidious” and “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.”