Kathleen Turner

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Kathleen Turner
Full NameMary Kathleen Turner


The noble Lady Kathleen Turner was born into a distinguished family on June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri. Her father, Allen Richard Turner, was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and her mother was Patsy Magee. Lady Turner attended the American School in London, and upon her father's passing, the family returned to the United States where Lady Turner continued her education at Missouri State University. She then earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1977. Lady Turner's film debut in Body Heat (1981) would forever shape her legacy, as this role as the relentless Matty Waker was widely regarded as one of the sexiest in film history. Her success led to further cinematic masterpieces, such as The Man with Two Brains (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), and The War of the Roses (1989).

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  • Golden Globe1986
    Prizzi's HonorBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Golden Globe1985
    Romancing the StoneBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


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