Facts of Barbara Hershey
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||71 years old|
|Family Name :||Hershey|
|Birth Country :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||Aquarius|
|Height :||5 feet 5 inch|
|Birth Name||Barbara Hershey|
|Birth Place/City||Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
|Working For||Movies and TV shows|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Weight in KG||56 kg|
|Married to||Stephen Douglas (m. 1992–1993)|
|Awards||BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Movies||The 9th Life of Louis Drax|
|TV Show||The Mountain, From Here to Eternity|
Barbara Hershey is one of the famous actresses of all time in Hollywood. She was youngest among her siblings and from a very early age she was fascinated towards acting. When she was just 17 years old her drama coach helped her to find an agent in an acting career.
She was once in a relationship with her co-star David Carradine and the couple is a parent of one son, Tom. They dated for around 5-years. Soon she tied the knot with Stephen Douglas but they got divorced.
Barbara Hershey Early Life
Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein on February 5th, 1948, in Hollywood, California, the United States of America. She is the daughter of Arnold Nathan Herzstein and Melrose Herzstein. Her father was a horse racing-columnist and mother was a housewife.
Her father's parents were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Hungary and her mother's parents are from Presbyterian of Irish descent. She grew up with her two other siblings. From early childhood, she was very much interested in acting.
She proved her worth at the mere age of 10 when she came out as an 'A' student. She attended Hollywood High School but later dropped out in order to pursue her acting career.
Her high-school drama teacher, helped her find an agent in 1965. Then when she turned 17, she found herself a role in TV series Gidget.
Barbara Hershey Career
Barbara Hershey made her acting debut in the 1966 television series, The Monroes. She then played a small role of Stacey Iverson in the 1968 movie, With Six You Get Eggroll. During the filming of the movie, Last Summer, she inadvertently killed a seagull.
One scene in the movie required her to throw the bird in the air so it will fly away but despite multiple attempts, the bird was not able to fly. Then in the last take, the bird fell and broke its neck leading to its death.
She even changed her stage name to 'Seagull' to pay her respect to the bird. Though her name caused her some problem as the producers of The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder refused her the salary of $25,000. They stated they won't state a bill in the name of the seagull.
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She received her first Oscar nomination for playing in the movie, Boxcar Bertha. She played more prominent and critically acclaimed roles in the 80s. Her work in The Stunt Man, which she did after a 4-year gap heaped her with critical praise.
Up until now, she worked in more than 100 films. Her famous works include A Killing in a Small Town, The Last Temptation of Christ, Shy People, Black Swan, A Portrait Of A Lady, among many others.
Talking about her awards, she has won National Society of Film Critics Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
Barbara Hershey Personal Life
Regarding her personal life, she faced many up and down in her love life. Her name was associated with many actors. In the year 1969, Barbara Hershey met famous actor David Carradine on the set of Heaven With Gun. Both of them worked in the same movie which led to her first high profile relationship.
The couple was in a relationship for around 5 years. During that time, the couple appeared in other films like Boxcar Bertha. Furthermore, the duo even appeared nude for the Playboy Magazine just to recreate some sex scene from the movie, Boxcar Bertha.
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On October 6th, 1972, Barbara became a mother for the first time. She and David welcomed their first child, a boy named Free. The name later changed to Tom. But the relationship didn't go well and they got separated. The main reason for their separation was his arrest in the charge of burglary and his affair with Season Hubley.
Later on, she married the artist, Stephan Douglas. They tied the knot on August 8th, 1992 in a beautiful ceremony in Oxford, Connecticut. The couple got divorced after a mere 1-year of their wedding. She didn't bear any children by his side.
Then in the year 1999, she dated actor Naveen Andrews. The couple got separated in 2005 and during the time, Naveen fathered a child with an unknown female. Since her relationship ended with Naveen she was never spotted dating anyone.
She was also accused by her directors for taking drugs and always being high but she rejected all those rumors and she said in an interview that she was always serious about her acting career.
Barbara Hershey Net Worth
Barbara is in the entertainment industry for over 4 decades. In this long period of time, she garnered a huge net worth of $12 million. And obviously, the main source of her net worth is her acting career.
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She owns residences in Los Angles, Hawaii, New York, and Connecticut. She also owns a house in Santa Monica, California. The price of a house in New York is around $788,529, in LA it's around $839,000, and in Santa Monica, it's $1,450,000.
During her starting career, she used to earn $25,000 for a role in any movie.
Barbara Hershey Affairs
First Affair with David Carradine
They met each other on the set of Heaven With a Gun. They also posed nude photo for Playboy spread. She gave birth to his child. They broke up after his burglary arrest and his affair with Season Hubley.
Second Affair with Warren Beatty
They were spotted couple of times dating each other. Reason behind their breakup is still unknown.
Third Affair with Kevin Kline
They were spotted couple of times meeting secretly by media. Before separating they were last seen in New York.
Fourth Affair with Sean Penn
Their relationship came into light when she was spotted in screening of "The Pope of Greenwich Village" with him. Reason behind their breakup is still unknown.
Fifth Affair with Naveen Andrews
They were in relation when he was father of a son. Later in may 2010 he announced that six month earlier they broke up.