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Shirley MacLaine is a Actor, Director, Writer, Executive Producer and Songs American born on 24 april 1934 at Richmond (USA)

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine
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Birth name Shirley MacLean Beaty
Nationality USA
Birth 24 april 1934 (90 years) at Richmond (USA)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Academy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award

Shirley MacLean Beaty (born April 24, 1934), known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won an Academy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an Emmy Award and two BAFTA Awards.

In 2012, she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, and in 2013 received the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. She is known for her New Age beliefs and interest in spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a series of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career.


MacLaine was married to businessman Steve Parker from 1954 until their divorce in 1982; they have a daughter, Sachi. In April 2011, while promoting her new book, I'm Over All That, she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she had an open relationship with her husband. MacLaine also told Winfrey that she often fell for the leading men she worked with, with the exceptions of Jack Lemmon (The Apartment) and Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment). Peter Sellers (Being There) even found MacLaine attractive.

MacLaine has also gotten into feuds with such notable co-stars as Anthony Hopkins (A Change of Seasons), who said that "she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with," and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment).

MacLaine has claimed that, in a previous life in Atlantis, she was the brother to a 35,000 year old spirit named Ramtha channeled by American mystic teacher and author J. Z. Knight.

She has a strong interest in spirituality and metaphysics, the central theme of some of her best-selling books including Out on a Limb and Dancing in the Light. She has undertaken such forms of spiritual exploration as walking the Way of St. James, working with Chris Griscom, and practicing Transcendental Meditation.

Her well-known interest in New Age spirituality has also made its way into several of her films. In Albert Brooks's romantic comedy Defending Your Life (1991), the recently deceased lead characters, played by Brooks and Meryl Streep, are astonished to find MacLaine introducing their past lives in the "Past Lives Pavilion". In Postcards from the Edge (1990), MacLaine sings a version of "I'm Still Here", with customized lyrics created for her by composer Stephen Sondheim. One of the lyrics was changed to "I'm feeling transcendental – am I here?" In the television movie These Old Broads, MacLaine's character is a devotee of New Age spirituality.

She has an interest in UFOs, and gave numerous interviews on CNN, NBC and Fox news channels on the subject during 2007–2008. In her book Sage-ing While Age-ing (2007), she described alien encounters and witnessing of Washington, D.C. UFO incidents in the 1950s. In the April 2011 edition of the Oprah show MacLaine stated that she and her neighbor observed numerous UFO incidents at her New Mexico ranch for extended periods of time.

MacLaine is godmother to the daughter of former Democratic U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich.

Along with her brother, Warren Beatty, MacLaine used her celebrity status in instrumental roles as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern's campaign for president in 1972. That year, she authored the book McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs.

On February 7, 2013, Penguin Group USA published Sachi Parker's autobiography Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine. MacLaine has called the book "virtually all fiction".

In 2015, she sparked criticism for her comments on Jews, Christians, and Stephen Hawking. In particular she claimed that victims of the Nazi Holocaust were experiencing the results of their own karma, and suggests that Hawking subconsciously caused himself to develop A.L.S. as a means to focus better on physics.

Best films

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Bewitched (2005)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Usually with

Edith Head
Edith Head
(11 films)
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(5 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(7 films)
Dean Martin
Dean Martin
(7 films)
Leon Shamroy
Leon Shamroy
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shirley MacLaine (74 films)

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Noelle (2020)

Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty, Michael Gross
Roles Elf Polly
Rating63% 3.1533.1533.1533.1533.153
Kris Kringle, le père Noël, nous a quitté et le poste est hérité par son fils, Nick. Mais ce dernier est extrêmement stressé à l'idée de reprendre l'affaire familiale. Sa sœur, Noelle, lui propose de prendre un petit week-end pour se changer les idées avant de commencer. Nick en profite alors pour prendre la fuite.
The Little Mermaid, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Circus films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film
Actors William Moseley, Shirley MacLaine, Poppy Drayton, Gina Gershon, Shanna Collins, William Forsythe
Roles Eloise
Rating43% 2.1798952.1798952.1798952.1798952.179895
L'histoire commence avec une vieille grand-mère racontant à ses deux petites-filles l'histoire de la petite sirène. Malgré leur jeune âge, les filles ne croient pas à l'histoire, jusqu'à ce que leur grand-mère leur raconte une histoire. Il y a de nombreuses années, un jeune journaliste du nom de Cam Harrison qui n'avait pas réussi à gagner sa vie part à la recherche d'une bonne histoire en compagnie de sa plus jeune sœur, Elle. Là, ils vont au cirque et rencontrent une belle sirène piégée dans un réservoir de verre. Ils sont encore plus surpris quand la sirène apparaît devant eux comme une jeune femme avec des jambes. Le duo apprend vite d'une prophétie à propos d'une petite fille née sur terre, bénie du coeur d'une sirène. Avec cette prophétie venue à la vie dans Elle, ils sont de plus enchevêtrés dans un complot sinistre d'un sorcier qui souhaite garder l'âme de la sirène et la convertir au pouvoir.
The Last Word, 1h48
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott
Roles Harriet Lauler
Rating65% 3.2994353.2994353.2994353.2994353.299435
Une femme d'affaires à la retraite rédige sa propre nécrologie pour un journal local afin de s'assurer que la vérité sera bien publiée.
Wild Oats
Wild Oats (2016)

Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Demi Moore, Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Connolly, Alan Arkin, Santiago Segura
Roles Eva
Rating57% 2.8541952.8541952.8541952.8541952.854195
When a woman accidentally receives a life insurance check for $5,000,000 instead of $50,000, her friend convinces her to keep the money and they both end up on a mad dash towards the Canary Islands.
Elsa & Fred, 1h34
Directed by Michael Radford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Chris Noth, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, James Brolin
Roles Elsa
Rating64% 3.2430853.2430853.2430853.2430853.243085
The recently widowed, 80-year-old Fred Barcroft is moved against his will, by his daughter, into an apartment in New Orleans, next door to 74-year-old Elsa Hayes. Fred has become an embittered, inactive realist who spends most of his time lying down; Elsa is a flighty, vivacious romanticist who dreams of "the sweet life in Rome," as experienced by Anita Ekberg in the 1961 film La Dolce Vita. Despite their opposite temperaments and outlooks on life, they fall in love.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 1h54
Directed by Ben Stiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Edna Mitty
Rating72% 3.648743.648743.648743.648743.64874
Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who daydreams of adventures and has a crush on a coworker named Cheryl. Mitty works with photojournalist Sean O'Connell, whose images are highly regarded. O'Connell has sent Mitty his latest negatives and a wallet as a gift in appreciation of Mitty's work. O'Connell believes negative #25 captures the "quintessence" of Life and that it should be used for the cover of the magazine's final print issue as it converts to online status. The negative is missing, however, and Walter is forced to stall for time with corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing. While viewing the other negatives outside Life's offices, Cheryl approaches Mitty and suggests that he think of the negatives as clues to Sean's location. They look at three of them, including one of a person's thumb with a unique ring on it, and another of a curved piece of wood. A third picture of a boat leads Mitty to determine that O'Connell is in Greenland. Mitty promptly flies there to find him.
Palme (2012)
, 1h43
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Peter Bratt, Vilgot Sjöman, Shirley MacLaine
Rating75% 3.7908153.7908153.7908153.7908153.790815
On Friday evening, February 28, 1986 Olof Palme was shot dead in the street. The day after, the news reached out to the people that the country's prime minister was dead, and the whole country found itself suddenly shocked.
Bernie (2012)
, 1h39
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Luna, Juli Erickson, Merrilee McCommas
Roles Marjorie Nugent
Rating67% 3.3984953.3984953.3984953.3984953.398495
In small-town Carthage, Texas, local assistant mortician Bernie Tiede, a beloved member of the community, becomes the only friend of the wealthy, recently widowed Marjorie Nugent, who is widely considered cold and unpleasant by the other townsfolk. Tiede, in his late 30s, and the elderly Nugent quickly become inseparable, frequently traveling and lunching together, though Tiede's social life becomes hindered by Nugent's constant and sometimes abusive need for his attention.
Valentine's Day, 2h4
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey
Roles Estelle Paddington
Rating57% 2.8525152.8525152.8525152.8525152.852515
The film follows a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine's Day.
Coco Chanel, 2h19
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes La mode
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Barbora Bobulova, Olivier Sitruk, Cécile Cassel
Roles Coco Chanel
Rating67% 3.3959153.3959153.3959153.3959153.395915
La célèbre styliste française Coco Chanel, au crépuscule de sa vie, se souvient de ses débuts… D’origine modeste, la jeune Gabrielle Chanel apprend la couture comme il était de coutume pour les filles. Très douée, elle trouve rapidement un emploi de couturière, mais aspire à s’élever socialement. Elle va révolutionner la mode en libérant la femme du carcan des jupons et autres corsets…
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, 2h24
Directed by Kevin Sullivan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Barbara Hershey, Shirley MacLaine, Rachel Blanchard, Ron Lea, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Natalie Radford
Roles Amelia Thomas
Rating51% 2.562162.562162.562162.562162.56216
Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. (This did not happen in the books.) Her two daughters are preoccupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic (a character not featured in the books but invented for The Continuing Story) has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts.
Closing the Ring, 1h53
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Political films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Ethel Ann
Rating64% 3.2462253.2462253.2462253.2462253.246225
The film opens in 1991, with the funeral of a World War II veteran. The man's daughter Marie (Neve Campbell) delivers the eulogy to a church full of veterans who knew and loved her father, while her mother Ethel Ann (Shirley MacLaine) is sitting out on the church porch, smoking and nursing a hangover. When Ethel Ann begins acting strangely, only her friend Jack (Christopher Plummer) seems to understand why. It quickly emerges that there is a lot Marie does not know about her mother's past and the true story of her love life.
In Her Shoes, 2h10
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein, Richard Burgi, Ken Howard
Roles Ella Hirsh
Rating64% 3.2470353.2470353.2470353.2470353.247035
Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and Rose Feller (Toni Collette) are sisters with nothing in common but their shoe size. They were raised by their father Michael (Ken Howard) and stepmother (Candice Azzara) after their mother Caroline died, supposedly in a car accident. Rose is the eldest; an ostensibly plain and serious lawyer who is protective of Maggie despite her flaws. Maggie is a free spirit who is unable to hold a steady job (due to her virtual inability to read) and turns to alcohol and men for emotional and financial support. Rose grudgingly allows Maggie to move in with her in her Rittenhouse Square apartment in Philadelphia when their stepmother throws her out of the house. Their already difficult relationship ends, however, when Rose catches Maggie in bed with Jim (Richard Burgi), her boyfriend. Maggie subsequently disappears from Rose's life.
Bewitched (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about television, Witches in film
Actors Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth
Roles Iris Smythson / Endora
Rating48% 2.4030552.4030552.4030552.4030552.403055
Jack Wyatt is a narcissistic actor who is approached to play the role of Darrin in a remake of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, but insists that an unknown play Samantha. Isabel Bigelow is an actual witch who decides she wants to be normal and moves to Los Angeles to start a new life and becomes friends with her neighbor Maria. She goes to a bookstore to learn how to get a job after seeing an advertisement of Ed McMahon on TV. Jack happens to be at the same bookstore after attending some failed Samantha auditions. Jack spots Isabel and persuades her to audition. At the same time, while she's trying to settle into her new life, Isabel's intrusive father Nigel keeps appearing to convince her to return home, despite several rejections from Isabel.
Rumor Has It..., 1h36
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo, Richard Jenkins, Mena Suvari
Roles Katharine Richelieu
Rating55% 2.7511152.7511152.7511152.7511152.751115
In 1997, Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston), an obituary and wedding announcement writer for The New York Times, travels to Pasadena, California, for her sister Annie's (Mena Suvari) wedding, accompanied by her fiancé Jeff Daly (Mark Ruffalo). At a pre-wedding party, Sarah learns from her grandmother Katharine (Shirley MacLaine) that her mother Jocelyn ran off to Cabo San Lucas to spend time with her prep school classmate Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner) the week before her wedding to Sarah's father Earl (Richard Jenkins). Jeff points out Sarah's parents were married just short of nine months before her birth, leading her to wonder if Beau might really be her biological father. Sarah also discovers her grandmother might have been the inspiration for Mrs. Robinson, an infamous character in the novel The Graduate.