Date of Birth : Jul 8th 1951
Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning American actress and former fashion model. Huston won an Oscar for her performance in 1985’s Prizzi’s Honor. She later was nominated in 1990 and 1991 for her acting in Enemies, a Love Story and The Grifters respectively. Among her roles, she starred as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), receiving Golden Globe nominations for both.
Two of Huston’s first movies, Sinful Davey (1969) and A Walk with Love and Death (1969) were directed by her father. Although he disapproved of her ambitions to act, Anjelica received crucial but hurtful reviews for her performances. She would lose her mother in a car accident the same year; her father remarried Celeste Shane three years later. She appeared in only a few films over the next decade, moving to United States and pursuing a successful career in modeling.
Huston would again retreat to familiar roots, taking on very small roles in films in the early Eighties; one in which she would star alongside Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange in Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) and in Frances (1982) which would also star Jessica Lange. Huston would also appear in critically acclaimed television series, Laverne & Shirley and Faerie Tale Theatre.
Huston would also be nominated another Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tamara Broder in Enemies, a Love Story (1989) and another for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Lily Dillon in The Grifters (1990). She received three Saturn Award nominations for arguably one of her most memorable roles, The Grand High Witch in The Witches (1990); later for Morticia Addams in Addams Family Values (1991) and for her role as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent in Ever After (1998).