Frances Fisher is a versatile and well-known American actress. She was born on May 11, 1952 as Frances Louise Fisher in Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England to Olga Rosine and William Irving Fisher. Before the actress turns 15, she used to travel and moved around due to his father’s job. They went to places like Brazil, Canada, Columbia, England, Italy, France and Turkey. At 15, her mother died and she shouldered the responsibilities in raising her younger brother. She finished high school at Lutcherstark High School in Texas where she acted in theatre productions. Later, the actress works as a secretary.
Frances started her career as a theatre artist. She shifted to
where she successively relished her 14 years on stage in local and off Broadway productions. She went to Actors Studio and studied with the American actor, director and acting teacher, Lee Strasberg. She was just a young woman when she moved to Abingdon, Virginia and started her acting career in one of the longest running repertory theatre in Virginia, the Barter Theatre. In the next 10 years, the actress focused on acting in New York theatre and some local theatres around the East Coast. Frances acted in Finishing the Picture, the last play of Arthur Miller which was produced by Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. She was also seen in Anton Chekhov’s last play, The Cherry Orchard.
Frances received accolade by bagging the role of Detective Deborah Saxon in the mystery soap opera,
of Night under the production of Procter & Gamble. Subsequently, she was cast as Suzette Saxon in the Guiding Light on CBS. When Frances leaves the daytime TV, she made a guest appearance as Savannah on ABC sitcom, Roseanne. She was also part of the comedy show, Newhart and in television legal drama, Matlock. She was also seen in the television series, In the Heat of the Night.
As she was about to bag the role of Jill Taylor in the television sitcom, Home Improvement which stars
, she was replaced because she and Tim Allen does not have chemistry together and the studio audience felt that Frances was very serious in delivering her lines. In year 1991, she essayed the role of
in the television show, Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter. The show received positive reviews. She was also starred on Fox’ television series, Strange Luck from 1994 to 1995. Frances was also featured in The Audrey Hepburn Story which stars
Jennifer Love Hewitt
. She bagged the role of Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, the mother of Audrey Hepburn in year 2000. In the same year, she acted as Janet Lee Bouvier in the television film, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
She donned recurring roles in the television sitcom, Becker where she played the role of Dr. Elizabeth Carson on CBS and as Juanita Titus in the dark comedy sitcom, Titus on Fox. Frances also played as Mitzi Dolan in the mystery-based series, Glory Days on The WB Television Network. In 2003, she played as Brit Hanley in the television series, The Lyon’s Den; the series was cancelled after airing one season. She also made an episodic in the very popular medical drama series, ER in the episode entitled, Just As I Am. Frances plays as Janet in To Love and Die in 2008. She also made an appearance in a recurring role of Eva Thorne in the television series, Eureka. She made a guest appearance in shows like Grey’s anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Castle, The shield and more. This year, Frances starred in the fantasy drama series, Resurrection which is based on Jason Mott’s book, The Returned.
Frances made her film debut in the 1982 comedy film, ‘Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?’. Later, she played the role of Yolanda in the biographical film, Patty Hearst in 1988. In the 1989 action comedy film, Pink Cadillac, Frances acted as Dinah which starred
and she subsequently had a 6-year relationship with Clint and had a daughter named, Francesca Eastwood. She played the role of Rochelle Bossetti in the comedy drama film,
, Roxy Carmichael which stars
Frances Fisher acted as Strawberry Alice in the box-office American Western film, Unforgiven which was starred, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. Later, she started acting in independent and major films. She gained more fame when she bagged the role of Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of in the gigantic and box-office hit film, Titanic in year 1997. She also made an appearance in the 1999 mystery film, True Crime. She was also starred as Connie Walsh in another award winning film, House of Sand and Fog in 2003. Frances did several films in the coming years like Laws of Attraction in 2004, The Kingdom and In the Valley of Elah in 2006, Jolene and
. This year, she donned films like The Potters, You’re Not You and in the upcoming drama film, The Woman in Gold.
Frances got married to Billy Mack Hamilton from 1970 to 1972. And in early 90’s, she had a relationship with Clint Eastwood.