Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek
on 25 December 1949 in Quitman, Texas
She is famous for her role in Stephen King
, for which she won an
. Ironically Spacek was
the homecoming queen
at her own prom
stark contrast to her character, Carrie.
Four years after that leading role, she
an Academy Award
for her performance
in Coal Miner's Daughter
. She was nominated
three more times for an Oscar for Missing
, and Crimes of the Heart
Since 1974 she has been married to director
Jack Fisk, who directed her in Raggedy Man.
Actor Rip Torn is her cousin.
Spacek is a brilliant actor, and refreshingly,
an actress who does not come from Hollywood's usual
cookie-cutter mold for leading ladies, who often
rely on a pretty face, an absurdly thin body,
and a few swooning glances.