Date of Birth : Jul 1st 1942
Bujold appeared in a variety of film roles for Canadian and U.S. television earning a 1967 Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Joan of Arc in an NBC “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation. That year, she married Canadian film director Paul Almond, who directed her in Isabel (1968), and Act of the Heart (1970), opposite Donald Sutherland. They had a son, Matthew, in 1968 and were divorced in 1972. Also in 1968, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French film.
In 1969, she starred opposite Richard Burton in the film Anne of the Thousand Days. For her performance, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a motion-picture drama as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Bujold was touted to become a star, but her temper led to run-ins with her employer Universal Studios and she walked away from her contract, resulting in a lawsuit (which was settled when she agreed to appear in the 1974 disaster film Earthquake). In the ensuing years she appeared in films such as The Trojan Women (1971, opposite Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave), Antigone with James Naughton (1974), Kamouraska (1973), Brian De Palma’s Obsession (1976), Alex and the Gypsy (1976, opposite Jack Lemmon), Another man, another chance (1977, opposite James Caan in a Claude Lelouch western film filmed in America), the medical thriller Coma (1978, opposite Michael Douglas), Choose Me (1984, directed by Alan Rudolph) and Tightrope (1984, starring Clint Eastwood). She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Genie Award for Murder by Decree (1979).