Sally Kellerman

Sally Kellerman

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)

Lowest Rated: 4% Reach Me (2014)

Birthday: Jun 2, 1937

Birthplace: Not Available

Bitten by the acting bug in high school, statuesque leading lady Sally Kellerman studied with Jeff Corey and at Actors Studio West before making her film debut in Reform School Girl (1959). In the 1960s, she built up her reputation with offbeat guest spots on such TV series as Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, Slattery's People and It Takes a Thief. She also essayed small but attention-grabbing parts in films like The Boston Strangler (1968, as the only surviving victim) and The April Fools (1969). Her breakthrough role was her Oscar-nominated turn as Major "Hot-Lips" Houlihan in MASH--a role she very nearly talked herself out of. Upon reading the script, she angrily confronted director Robert Altman, raging over the insulting and humiliating aspects of the part. She was then mollified by Altman, who declared that her unbridled outrage was just what he wanted from "Hot Lips." Though MASH opened up better film opportunities for Kellerman, she continued playing more oddball character roles than traditional "star" assignments. From time to time, she has spelled her film activities with nightclub singing appearances. Previously married to director Rick Edelstein, Sally Kellerman is currently wed to Jonathan Kane, who has produced many of her more recent films.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet His Neighbor Phil Actor 2015
4% Reach Me Flo 2014
69% Altman Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Wishing Well Donette 2010
12% Delgo the Narrator Narrator $0.6M 2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper Jerry 2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Actor 2007
28% Saw III Actor $80.3M 2006
60% Boynton Beach Club Sandy $3.1M 2006
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up Bronson 2006
29% American Virgin Quaint 2000
No Score Yet Bar Hopping Cassandra 2000
No Score Yet Women of the Night Mary 2000
No Score Yet Not For Ourselves Alone Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Noble Horse Actor 1999
No Score Yet Columbo: Ashes to Ashes Actor 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet Student Affair Actor Producer 1997
47% It's My Party Sara Hart 1996
No Score Yet Younger & Younger Zigzag Lillian 1995
No Score Yet Kill Shot Actor 1995
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom? Actor 1995
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Sissy Wanamaker 1994
No Score Yet Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance Roslyn 1994
No Score Yet Doppelganger Sister Jan 1993
40% Happily Ever After Sunburn 1993
No Score Yet Boris and Natasha Executive Producer Natasha Fatale 1992
98% The Player Herself 1992
No Score Yet Victim of Beauty Evelyn Ash 1991
No Score Yet Drop Dead Gorgeous Actor 1991
No Score Yet Limit Up Nightclub Singer 1989
No Score Yet The Secret of the Ice Cave Actor 1989
No Score Yet All's Fair Florence 1988
No Score Yet Paramedics Dispatcher 1988
No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love Kelly Bones 1988
71% Someone to Love Edith 1988
No Score Yet Three For The Road Blanche, Robin's Mother 1987
46% That's Life! Holly Parrish 1986
No Score Yet Meatballs III Roxy Dujour 1986
85% Back to School Dr. Diane Turner 1986
No Score Yet KGB: The Secret War Fran Simpson 1986
92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Miss Finch 1985
No Score Yet Moving Violations Judge Nedra Henderson 1985
No Score Yet Secret Weapons Vera Malevich 1985
No Score Yet Dempsey Maxine Cates 1983
No Score Yet September Gun Actor 1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Queen Natasha 1983
No Score Yet Dirkham Detective Agency Actor 1983
No Score Yet Big Blonde Actor 1980
No Score Yet Loving Couples Mrs. Liggett 1980
No Score Yet Serial Martha 1980
67% Foxes Mary 1980
No Score Yet Head On (Fatal Attraction) Actor 1980
69% A Little Romance Kay King 1979
No Score Yet Verna: USO Girl Actor 1978
No Score Yet Centennial Lise Bockweiss 1978
No Score Yet The Mouse and His Child Seal 1977
No Score Yet Welcome to L.A. Ann Goode 1976
64% The Big Bus Sybil Crane 1976
No Score Yet Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers) Mac 1975
No Score Yet Lost Horizon Sally Hughes 1973
83% Slither Kitty Kopetzky 1973
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear Anne 1973
33% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Elaine 1972
85% Brewster McCloud Louise 1971
86% M*A*S*H Hot Lips Houlihan 1970
No Score Yet The April Fools Phyllis 1969
86% The Boston Strangler Dianne Cluny 1968
No Score Yet The Third Day Holly Mitchell 1965
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Sue 1962
No Score Yet Reform School Girl Marcia 1957


75% Maron
Toni 2016
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
Guest 2015
21% Unsupervised
Voice 2012
No Score Yet 90210
Marla 2011
No Score Yet In-Laws
Sabrina 2002
No Score Yet Providence
Nora Frank 2002
No Score Yet Nature
Narrator 2002
No Score Yet NOVA
Voice 2000
67% Norm
Kim 1999
No Score Yet Columbo
Liz Houston 1998
57% Gun
38% Ink
Birdie 1997
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Aunt Augusta 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Junie Cobb 1993
96% Dinosaurs
Voice 1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Performer Guest 1981
No Score Yet Bonanza
Lotta Crabtree Kathleen 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Nina 1969
80% Star Trek
Elizabeth 1966
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Miss Winters 1963


Mary says: “Just because they fit you for a diaphragm it doesn't make you a woman."

Mary says: Just because they fit you for a diaphragm it doesn't make you a woman.

Hot Lips Houlihan says: [to Father Mulcahy, referring to Hawkeye] I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!

Hot Lips Houlihan says: I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!

Father John Patrick "Dago Red" Mulcahy says: He was drafted.

Sybil Crane says: All right! All right! So I'm the daughter of poison gas! Happy? Happy now?

Mary says: You're short 40 year olds...and tough ones!

Mary says: You're short 40 year olds... and tough ones!

Diane says: Whoever wrote that doesn't know the first thing about Kurt Vogenegut!

Thornton Melon says: And another thing Vogenegut, I'm stopping payment on the check!!

Miss Finch says: Are you alright, "Big Bird"? You are Big Bird aren't you?

Miss Finch says: Are you alright, Big Bird? You are Big Bird aren't you?

Big Bird says: Oh, well, I gues I am.

Miss Finch says: (Turns to camera) This is worse than I thought.

Maj. Hot Lips says: Oh, Frank, my lips are hot. Kiss my hot lips.