Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey

Feb. 5th, 1948
Born in
Hollywood, California, USA
5' 5

Barbara Hershey's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Once Upon a Time TV Show
Once Upon a Time
Damien TV Show
Chicago Hope TV Show
Chicago Hope
The Mountain TV Show
The Mountain
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (CA) TV Show
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (CA)
The Monroes (1966) TV Show
The Monroes (1966)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Childless
2013 - Insidious Chapter 2
2011 - Insidious
2010 - Black Swan
2010 - Black Swan
2004 - Riding the Bullet
2003 - 11:14
2001 - Lantana
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1996 - The Pallbearer
1996 - The Portrait of a Lady
1993 - Splitting Heirs
1993 - Swing Kids
1993 - Falling Down
1992 - The Public Eye
1991 - Defenseless
1990 - Tune in Tomorrow...
1988 - A World Apart
1988 - The Last Temptation of Christ
1988 - Beaches
1987 - Tin Men
1986 - Hoosiers
1984 - The Natural
1983 - The Right Stuff
1981 - Take This Job and Shove It
1980 - The Stunt Man
1976 - The Last Hard Men
1972 - Boxcar Bertha
1969 - Heaven with a Gun
1969 - Last Summer

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Clara Allen
Nan Chi
Beth Ferguson
Karen Holmes
Dinah Hubbard
The Maid
[Complete List]


Born and raised in a small bungalow in Hollywood, Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Herzstein) had dreams of being in movies as a little girl. Quiet and withdrawn, she acted out stories in her back yard. Her major acting debut was on The Monroes (1966), where she played Kathy. Her motion picture career began with With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). For the next few years, she was typecast as a "wild child" and tried to live up to that image. She had a rocky relationship with 'David Carradine', with whom she had a child they named Free. From 1972 to 1974 she changed her name from Barbara Hershey to Barbara Seagull. Her career was resurrected when she appeared in the miniseries From Here to Eternity (1979) and especially the feature The Stunt Man (1980). In that film she played an actress on the edge, which may have been influenced by her own life. Based upon her strong performance, other roles in quality films followed: The Right Stuff (1983); The Natural (1984); Hoosiers (1986) and Beaches (1988). A two-time winner of the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award, for her work in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988), she also won an Emmy for her performance in A Killing in a Small Town (1990).

  • She has one child, a son she named Free. He later changed his name to Tom. His father is 'David Carradine' (qv).
  • The first (and as of 2006 the only) performer to win back to back acting awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Turned down the role that eventually went to 'Glenn Close' (qv) in _Fatal Attraction (1987)_ (qv).
  • Member of the drill team and pom-pom squad in high school.
  • As of 2007, she is the only woman to be cast twice in a major role in a movie by 'Martin Scorsese' (qv). The two movies are _The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)_ (qv) and _Boxcar Bertha (1972)_ (qv).
  • Daughter of 'Arnold Herzstein' (qv).
  • Mother of 'Tom Carradine' (qv).
  • Currently lives with her partner, actor 'Naveen Andrews' (qv) from the TV series _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv), who is 21 years her junior.

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