Diana Scarwid

Diana Scarwid


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 27-08-1955
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, USA
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  • Popularity: 7.16
  • Homepage: http://www.dianascarwid.com/


Diana Elizabeth Scarwid is a retired American actress, best known for her portrayal of Christina Crawford (as an adult) in Mommie Dearest (1980). She received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Inside Moves (1980), and for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Truman (1995). Scarwid has over 70 film and television credits to her name. Her films include including Pretty Baby (1978), Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Rumble Fish, Silkwood (both 1983), Psycho III, Heat, Extremities (all 3 in 1986), The Neon Bible (1995), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), What Lies Beneath (2000), A Guy Thing (2003), Party Monster (2003), The Clearing (2004), and Another Happy Day (2011). She's had roles in numerous TV movies including Truman (1995) as Bess Truman, The Possessed (1977), Desperate Lives (1982), A Bunny's Tale (1985), Night of the Hunter (1991), Ruby Bridges (1998), Before He Wakes (1998), Down Will Come Baby (1999), Path to War (2002), Tribute (2009), and more. She had a main role as Karen Tyler on the series Wonderfalls, and recurring role as Mother Superior on the TV series Pushing Daisies. She has also guest starred on several TV series including Starsky & Hutch, the original Hawaii Five-O, The X-Files, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Prison Break, Lost, Cold Case, Heroes, and Criminal Minds.




Year Movie Character
1982 Desperate Lives as Eileen Phillips
1996 The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue as Mrs. Annie Feagan
1986 Psycho III as Maureen Coyle
1981 Mommie Dearest as Christina Crawford
1995 Truman as Bess Truman
1987 After the Promise as Anna Jackson
1999 Down Will Come Baby as Dorothy McIntyre
1991 Night of the Hunter as Willa Harper
1998 Before He Wakes as Joanne Michaels
1986 The Ladies Club as Lucy Bricker
2006 Mommie Dearest: Life with Joan
2006 Mommie Dearest: The Revival of Joan
2003 Party Monster as Elke
2000 What Lies Beneath as Jody
2008 Dream Boy as Vivian Davies
1980 Inside Moves as Louise
1983 Strange Invaders as Margaret Bigelow
2000 Dirty Pictures as Dianne Barrie
2010 The Psycho Legacy as Self
1996 Critical Choices as Diana Johnson
1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill as Susan Masters
1993 Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story as Darlene
1995 The Cure as Gail
2009 Nora Roberts' Tribute as Cathy Morrow
1986 Extremities as Terry
1989 Brenda Starr as Libby 'Lips' Lipscomb
2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight as Natalie Walsh
1995 The Neon Bible as Sarah
2006 Mommie Dearest: Joan Lives On
1983 Rumble Fish as Cassandra
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain as Lynette Salerno
1978 Forever as Sybil Davidson
1983 Silkwood as Angela
1986 Heat as Cassie
1977 The Possessed as Lane
2003 A Guy Thing as Sandra Cooper
1978 Pretty Baby as Frieda
2010 Backyard Wedding as Susan Slauson
1998 Ruby Bridges as Miss Woodmere
1985 A Bunny's Tale as Toby
1978 Battered as Doris Thompson
2004 The Clearing as Eva Finch
2003 Path to War as Marny Clifford
1977 In the Glitter Palace as Casey Walker
2002 The Angel Doll as Fronia Black
1996 Bastard Out of Carolina as Aunt Raylene
2011 Another Happy Day as Donna
1980 Honeysuckle Rose as Jeanne
1996 If These Walls Could Talk as Marcia Schulman

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