Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey

Highest Rated: 96% The Right Stuff (1983)

Lowest Rated: 8% Splitting Heirs (1993)

Birthday: Feb 05, 1948

Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

Despite an early-career period marked by low-budget films and an unconventional personal life, award-winning actress Barbara Hershey found herself at the height of her professional success at a stage when most leading ladies begin to fade from the limelight. Born and raised in Hollywood, she broke into film and television while still in high school and landed leading roles in features such as "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968) and "Last Summer" (1969). Having met actor David Carradine on an earlier film, the couple garnered more press for their counter-culture lifestyle than for their exploitative crime drama "Boxcar Bertha" (1972), directed by future cinema icon Martin Scorsese. Following a period during which she was largely considered persona non grata in Hollywood, Hershey rebounded in an incredibly impressive string of films, beginning in the early 1980s. "The Right Stuff" (1983), "The Natural" (1984), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986), "Hoosiers" (1986), and "Beaches" (1988) were only a handful of the acclaimed projects she appeared in at the time. Later roles included such critically-acclaimed features as "Portrait of a Lady" (1996) and "Black Swan" (2010), as well as TV work in the fantasy hit "Once Upon A Time" (ABC 2011- ) and the horror series "Damien" (A+E 2016). Once described as "one of America's finest actresses," Hershey continually explored characters rich in depth and diversity well into her sixties, a testament to her talent and a rarity in the unforgiving, male-centric landscape of mainstream film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manor Unknown (Character) - 2021
33% 51% Insidious: The Last Key Lorraine Lambert (Character) $67.3M 2018
39% 37% The 9th Life of Louis Drax Violet Drax (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Natural: The Best There Ever Was Harriet Bird / Herself (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 73% Sister Susan Presser (Character) - 2014
39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Lorraine Lambert (Character) $83.6M 2013
No Score Yet 46% Left to Die Sandra Chase (Character) - 2012
9% 36% Answers to Nothing Marilyn (Character) $22K 2011
85% 84% Black Swan Erica Sayers/The Queen (Character) $107M 2010
66% 62% Insidious Lorraine Lambert (Character) $54M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Albert Schweitzer Helene Schweitzer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 62% Uncross the Stars Hilda (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 46% Nick Nolte: No Exit Self - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childless Natalie (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 37% Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Older Anne Shirley (Character) - 2008
71% 50% Love Comes Lately Unknown (Character) $77.5K 2007
No Score Yet 58% The Bird Can't Fly Melody (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Elizabeth Paradise (Character) - 2004
26% 34% Riding the Bullet Jean Parker (Character) $101.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunger Point Marsha Hunter (Character) - 2003
92% 76% 11:14 Norma (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 81% Daniel Deronda Unknown (Character) - 2002
90% 82% Lantana Valerie (Character) $4.5M 2001
No Score Yet 38% Drowning on Dry Land Kate (Character) - 1999
25% 32% Breakfast of Champions Celia Hoover (Character) $175.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion Rose Grainger (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 85% The Staircase Mother Madalyn (Character) - 1998
77% 72% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Marcella Willis (Character) $1.8M 1998
27% 18% Frogs for Snakes Eva Santana (Character) $20.7K 1998
45% 19% The Pallbearer Ruth Abernathy (Character) $5.7M 1996
45% 52% The Portrait of a Lady Madame Serena Merle (Character) $3.7M 1996
69% 80% Last of the Dogmen Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan (Character) $6.5M 1995
No Score Yet 69% Abraham Unknown (Character) - 1994
73% 84% Falling Down Beth (Character) $40.4M 1993
8% 37% Splitting Heirs Duchess Lucinda (Character) $3M 1993
56% 79% Swing Kids Frau Müller (Character) $5.4M 1993
50% 31% A Dangerous Woman Frances Beechum (Character) $1.1M 1993
65% 51% The Public Eye Kay Levitz (Character) $3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stay the Night Jimmie Sue Finger (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 44% Defenseless Thelma "T.K." Knudsen Katwuller (Character) $6.4M 1991
No Score Yet 56% Paris Trout Hanna Trout (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 65% A Killing in a Small Town Candy Morrison (Character) - 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Aunt Julia (Character) - 1990
40% 88% Beaches Hillary Whitney Essex (Character) $56.4M 1988
91% 81% A World Apart Diana Roth (Character) $557.2K 1988
81% 84% The Last Temptation of Christ Mary Magdalene (Character) $8.2M 1988
64% 77% Shy People Ruth (Character) $7.4K 1987
77% 64% Tin Men Mrs. Nora Tilley (Character) $25.3M 1987
89% 88% Hoosiers Myra Fleener (Character) $25.8M 1986
91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Lee (Character) $37.3M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion Flower Julia Gaitland (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Lili Damita (Character) - 1985
82% 88% The Natural Harriet Bird (Character) - 1984
96% 90% The Right Stuff Glennis Yeager (Character) - 1983
64% 61% The Entity Carla Moran (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% Americana Jess's daughter (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 52% Take This Job and Shove It J.M. Halstead (Character) - 1981
89% 74% The Stunt Man Nina Franklin (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Pearl Harbor Karen Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Island and Homecoming Karen Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Crossroads and Secrets Karen Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Aftermath and Revenge Karen Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Julie (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Intrepid Madelaine (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just a Little Inconvenience Nikki Klausing (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Christmas Cody Blanks (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Accused Ellen Lange (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Knight's Work Marion Evans (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Flood! Mary Cutler (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 52% The Last Hard Men Susan Burgade (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 67% Diamonds Sally (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet You and Me Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Zanni (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 17% Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Susan (Character) - 1972
52% 33% Boxcar Bertha Boxcar Bertha (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Pursuit of Happiness Jane Kauffman (Character) - 1971
67% 80% The Liberation of L.B. Jones Nella Mundine (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 55% The Baby Maker Tish Gray (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 62% Heaven With a Gun Leloopa (Character) - 1969
78% 76% Last Summer Sandy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 66% With Six You Get Eggroll Stacy Iverson (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Lost Unknown (Character) 2020
74% 86% The X-Files Erika Price (Guest Star) 2018
14% 84% Damien Ann Rutledge (Character) 2016
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
63% 65% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
10% No Score Yet The Mountain Gennie Carver (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Dr. Francesca Alberghetti (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Lonesome Dove Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Farrell Edwards (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monroes Kathy Monroe (Character) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Ellen (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Lucy (Guest Star) 1966

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