Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner

Highest Rated: 98% Body Heat (1981)

Lowest Rated: 2% Baby Geniuses (1999)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1954

Birthplace: Springfield, Missouri, USA

A leading lady of 1980s cinema, Kathleen Turner earned comparisons to 1940s femme fatales like Barbara Stanwyck for sensuous, aggressive roles in "Body Heat" (1981), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and "The War of the Roses" (1989). When the smoky-voiced actress was not manipulating male characters with her on-screen sultry ways, she proved to be quite a comedienne, as well, volleying quips with Michael Douglas in the jungle adventure film "Romancing the Stone" (1984) and inhabiting an 18-year-old body in "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986). She received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in the early 1990s, and that - along with the actress' heavy drinking and over-40 status - meant her screen appearances were reduced to character roles as moms and comic villains, which she still pulled off with panache. After acclaimed theatrical runs in "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" on the New York and London stages, the fiery actress regained her esteemed reputation and settled into a comfortable real-life role as a supporting film player, theater director and acting teacher while appearing in films including "Marley and Me" (2008) and "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014) and TV series such as "Californication" (Showtime 2007-2014).

Highest rated movies

Body Heat
Peggy Sue Got Married
The War of the Roses
Prizzi's Honor
Romancing the Stone
The Accidental Tourist
The Virgin Suicides
The Man With Two Brains

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Estate Aunt Hilda (Character) - 2022
60% 50% Another Kind of Wedding Barbara Haines (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Diplomats Narrator - 2016
30% 35% Dumb and Dumber To Fraida Fletcher (Character) $86.2M 2014
50% 36% The Perfect Family Eileen Cleary (Character),
Executive Producer
$107.7K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Is a Banquet Narrator - 2009
63% 75% Marley & Me Ms. Kornblut (Character) $143.2M 2008
75% 63% Monster House Constance (Voice) $73.7M 2006
16% 55% Beautiful Verna Chickle (Character) $3.1M 2000
No Score Yet 12% Cinderella Claudette (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 54% Love and Action in Chicago Middleman (Character) - 1999
20% 36% Prince of Central Park Rebecca Cairn (Character) $5.8K 1999
78% 81% The Virgin Suicides Mrs. Lisbon (Character) $4.9M 1999
2% 24% Baby Geniuses Elena (Character) $27.1M 1999
No Score Yet 9% Legalese Brenda Whitlass (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Baby Mom (Voice) - 1997
34% 37% The Real Blonde Dee Dee Taylor (Character) $355.5K 1997
25% 55% A Simple Wish Claudia (Character) $8.1M 1997
No Score Yet 84% The Best of Roger Rabbit Unknown (Character) - 1996
15% 51% Moonlight and Valentino Alberta Trager (Character) $2.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends at Last Fanny Connelyn (Character),
Producer
- 1995
63% 72% Serial Mom Beverly Sutphin (Character) $6.8M 1994
56% 69% House of Cards Ruth Matthews (Character) $102.4K 1993
42% 40% Naked in New York Dana Coles (Character) $1.0M 1993
37% 67% Undercover Blues Jane Blue (Character) $12.0M 1993
21% 23% V.I. Warshawski Victoria "V.I." Warshawski (Character) $11.1M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roller Coaster Rabbit Jessica Rabbit (Voice) - 1990
85% 71% The War of the Roses Barbara Rose (Character) $84.1M 1989
62% 32% Switching Channels Christy Colleran (Character) $8.2M 1988
82% 60% The Accidental Tourist Sarah Leary (Character) $30.3M 1988
97% 85% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Jessica Rabbit (Voice) $152.8M 1988
No Score Yet 40% Julia and Julia Julia (Character) - 1988
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Peggy Sue (Character) $37.7M 1986
20% 47% GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Unknown (Voice) $531.9K 1986
46% 37% The Jewel of the Nile Joan (Character) $65.5M 1985
85% 62% Prizzi's Honor Irene Walker (Character) $26.6M 1985
No Score Yet 30% A Breed Apart Stella Clayton (Character) - 1984
85% 69% Romancing the Stone Joan Wilder (Character) - 1984
48% 55% Crimes of Passion Joanna Crane/China Blue (Character) - 1984
77% 64% The Man With Two Brains Dolores Benedict (Character) - 1983
98% 80% Body Heat Matty Walker (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
93% 88% The Kominsky Method Roz Volander (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 85% Mom Cookie (Guest Star) 2020
50% 94% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Miss Mary Shaw (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century Guest,
Host
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Narrator 2017
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Kathleen Turner Peter (Guest Voice) 2017
77% 80% The Path Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Narrator 2016
57% 76% Californication Sue Collini (Guest Star) 2009
75% 82% Nip/Tuck Cindy Plumb (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
79% 94% Friends Charles Bing/Helena Handbasket (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Miss Liz Strickland (Guest Voice) 2000
85% 75% The Simpsons Stacy Lavelle (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1985 1989