Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 24-04-1934
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Shirley MacLean Beaty
    Ширли МакЛейн

  • Popularity: 9.55
  • Homepage: N/A


Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American actress, singer, author, activist, and former dancer. Known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong, and eccentric women, MacLaine has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning seven decades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards. Born in Richmond, Virginia, MacLaine made her acting debut as a teenager with minor roles in the Broadway musicals Oklahoma! and The Pajama Game. Following minor appearances as an understudy in various other productions, MacLaine made her film debut with Alfred Hitchcock's black comedy The Trouble with Harry (1955), winning the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. She rose to prominence with starring roles in Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Some Came Running (1958), Ask Any Girl (1959), The Apartment (1960), The Children's Hour (1961), Two for the Seesaw (1962), Irma la Douce (1963), and Sweet Charity (1969). A six time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the comedy-drama Terms of Endearment (1983). Her other prominent films include The Turning Point (1977), Being There (1979), Madame Sousatzka (1988), Steel Magnolias (1989), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Evening Star (1996), Bewitched (2005), In Her Shoes (2005), Valentine's Day (2010), and The Little Mermaid (2018). MacLaine has been the recipient of many honorary awards. She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 1995, and Kennedy Center Honor in 2013 for her contribution to American culture, through performing arts. In 1998, she was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. Apart from acting, MacLaine has written numerous books regarding the subjects of metaphysics, spirituality, and reincarnation, as well as a best-selling memoir, Out on a Limb (1983). Description above from the Wikipedia article Shirley MacLaine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.




Year Movie Character
1963 Irma la Douce as Irma La Douce
1983 Terms of Endearment as Aurora Greenway
1996 The Evening Star as Aurora Greenway
1964 What a Way to Go! as Louisa May Foster
2008 Coco Chanel as Coco Chanel
1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara as Sara
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne as Grace Winterbourne
1966 Gambit as Nicole
2007 Closing the Ring as Ethel Ann
1992 Used People as Pearl Berman
1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney as Norah Benson
1969 Sweet Charity as Charity
1962 My Geisha as Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori
1980 A Change of Seasons as Karyn Evans
1967 Woman Times Seven as Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne
1977 The Turning Point as Deedee
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as Jenny
1990 Waiting for the Light as Aunt Zena
1988 Madame Sousatzka as Madame Yuvline Sousatzka
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir
2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay as Mary Kay Ash
1980 Loving Couples as Evelyn
1961 Two Loves as Anna Vorontosov
2014 Elsa & Fred as Elsa
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Harriet Blossom
1971 Desperate Characters as Sophie Bentwood
2017 The Last Word as Harriet Lauler
2016 Wild Oats as Eva Miller
1995 The West Side Waltz as Margaret Mary Elderdice
1976 Shirley MacLaine: Gypsy in My Soul as Self
1985 The Shirley MacLaine Show as Herself
1998 Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu as Herself - Narrator
1996 Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels as Self
1980 Shirley MacLaine: '...Every Little Movement' as Self
1982 Shirley MacLaine... Illusions
1960 The Apartment as Fran Kubelik
1979 Being There as Eve Rand
1961 The Children's Hour as Martha Dobie
1990 Postcards from the Edge as Doris Mann
1994 Guarding Tess as Tess Carlisle
1960 Can-Can as Simone Pistache
2012 Bernie as Marjorie Nugent
1962 Two for the Seesaw as Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz
1958 The Sheepman as Dell Payton
1959 Ask Any Girl as Meg Wheeler
2000 Bruno as Helen
1961 All in a Night's Work as Katie Robbins
2018 The Little Mermaid as Eloise
1976 Circasia as Clown
2008 Inside 'The Apartment' as Self
1969 From Stage to Screen---A Director's Dilemma
2003 Private Screenings: Shirley MacLaine as Self
2005 Rumor Has It... as Katharine Richelieu
1989 Steel Magnolias as Ouiser Boudreaux
2003 Carolina as Grandmother Mirabeau
1955 The Trouble with Harry as Jennifer Rogers
2005 In Her Shoes as Ella Hirsh
2005 Bewitched as Iris Smythson / Endora
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway as Helen Cooney
1958 The Matchmaker as Irene Molloy
1955 Artists and Models as Bessie Sparrowbush
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Amelia Thomas
1958 Some Came Running as Ginnie Moorehead
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Mae Jenkins
2001 These Old Broads as Kate Westbourne
1958 Hot Spell as Virginia Duval
1959 Career as Sharon Kensington
2015 Men of Granite as Sophia Prather
2016 A Heavenly Christmas as Pearl
2004 Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove as Interviewee
1965 The Car That Became a Star as Self
2022 American Dreamer as Astrid Fanelli
2001 Barbra Streisand: Timeless, Live in Concert as Herself
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Edna Mitty
1998 Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy as Self
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration as Self
2000 The Unknown Peter Sellers as Herself
2020 Noelle as Elf Polly
1996 The Celluloid Closet as Herself
1999 Get Bruce! as Herself
1984 Cannonball Run II as Veronica
2002 Salem Witch Trials as Rebecca Nurse
2018 Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists as Self
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Herself
2012 Wide-Awake as The Pianist
2015 Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood as Self - Warren's sister (archive footage)
2010 Valentine's Day as Estelle Paddington
1973 Year of the Woman
2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History as Herself
1981 Be Pretty and Shut Up! as Self (archive footage)
1999 Forever Hollywood as Herself
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Princess Aouda
1964 Hollywood and the Stars as Self
2015 Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do as Self (archive footage)
2001 Rescued from the Closet as Herself
2009 Vittorio D. as Self
2012 Palme
2013 Downton Abbey: The London Season as Martha Levinson
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies as Self
2003 Jack Paar: Smart Television as Self
1990 You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story as Self (archive footage)
2018 Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver as Mrs. Mahlzahn (English version)
1997 A Smile Like Yours as Martha (uncredited)
1985 That's Dancing!
1991 Defending Your Life as Shirley MacLaine
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There as Self
2021 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age as Self
1960 Ocean's Eleven as Tipsy Girl (uncredited)
2000 Bruno
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir
2017 The Last Word
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
1960 Can-Can
1962 My Geisha
1985 The Shirley MacLaine Show
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir

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