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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine young

Birth Date

April 24, 1934


United States

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Natural hair color


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5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

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Body Measurements

34-24-34 in | 86-61-86.5 cm


59 kg | 130 pounds

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Shoe size

9 US | 39 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Shirley MacLaine was born in Richmond, Virginia, United States, on April 24, 1934, is an American actress.

Young Shirley MacLaine first started acting during her years of college in school theatrical productions.

She began her professional acting career on New York stage, in several Broadway productions.

She was in dancing ensemble of Broadway production of musical comedy "Me and Juliet" (1953–1954).

She made her big screen debut in black comedy thriller film The Trouble with Harry (1955) in role as Jennifer Rogers, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Her breakthrough performance came as Ginny Moorehead in drama romance movie Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

New Movies

Noelle (2019) fantasy adventure Christmas comedy in role as Polly, opposite Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader

The Little Mermaid (2018) live-action fantasy adventure in role as Grandmother / Elle

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Aurora Greenway in drama comedy movie Terms of Endearment (1983).

She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:

The Apartment (1960) in role as Fran Kubelik, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

Irma la Douce (1963) in role as Irma la Douce, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

The Turning Point (1977) in role as DeeDee Rodgers

She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her role as in Madame Sousatzka (1988).

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) western with Clint Eastwood

Being There (1979) comedy drama with Peter Sellers

The Children's Hour (1961) drama romance with Audrey Hepburn

Bernie (2011) black comedy with Matthew McConaughe and Jack Black

Steel Magnolias (1989) comedy drama with Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts

Postcards from the Edge (1990) comedy drama opposite Meryl Streep and Dennis Quaid

Gambit (1966) comedy heist opposite Michael Caine

Around the World in 80 Days (1956) epic adventure comedy with David Niven

In Her Shoes (2005) comedy drama opposite Cameron Diaz

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) romantic comedy drama opposite Brendan Fraser

Guarding Tess (1994) comedy drama opposite Nicolas Cage

Used People (1992) romantic comedy opposite Marcello Mastroianni

Wild Oats (2016) comedy opposite Demi Moore and Jessica Lange

TV Shows

She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Coco Chanel in biographical drama television film Coco Chanel (2008).

She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Special for CBS special "Gypsy In My Soul" (1976).

She starred in sitcom Shirley's World (1971–1972) and in one-hour special (1977).

She had a recurring role as Martha Levinson on the British historical period drama television series Downton Abbey (2012–2013).

She guest starred as June Dolloway in Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2014).


Graduated from Washington-Lee High School.

Has English and Scottish ancestry.

Studied ballet when was a child, at the Washington School of Ballet.

She received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012.

She received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998.

Has a interest in spirituality, metaphysics and in UFOs.

She is older sister of Warren Beatty.

Close friends with actress Julie Christie.

Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2017.

Realised her first book "Out on a Limb" in 1983.


She dated Andrey Konchalovskiy (1980-1983).

She was married to businessman Steve Parker (1954-1982), they have one daughter.


I do miss the stage. There's nothing like it, nothing.

If anything interferes with my inner peace, I will walk away. Arguments with family members. All that stuff. None of it matters.

I think in the end we all know that our best friend is ourselves. We are born alone and we die alone. That's the journey.

You have to be talentedly insecure in order to be a good actress. And then it's the director's job to make you more miserable and get a good take.

Of course I'm schooled in the old school method: taking what I think the director wants, then reworking it through my own brain and heart.

I was afraid I would get the Oscar for 'Irma La Douce' because it was popular. But I didn't want to because I didn't really think it was that good.

I can't advise any of the young ones, because I don't know what their background was, but I would suggest that anyone who wants to be famous more than anything - there's a real problem.