Sally Kirkland

Biography: A former member of Andy Warhol's Factory and an active member in 1960s New York avant-garde theater, actress Sally Kirkland is best remembered in film for playing a famous Czech actress who is forced to lead a degrading life of anonymity in New York in Anna (1987). The daughter of a fashion editor of Life magazine and a wealthy scrap iron vendor, the tall, slender Kirkland started out as a Vogue model and then studied at the Actor's Studio with Lee Strassberg and Uta Hagen. She launched her acting career off-Broadway, but didn't make much impact until she appeared nude and tied to a chair for 45 minutes in the drama Sweet Eros. By 1964, Kirkland was deeply involved in the Big Apple's avant-garde movement and was also an active drug user until an attempted suicide frightened her into cleaning up her life through yoga and painting. As an actress, she next involved herself with Warhol's clique, appearing in several underground films, notably The Thirteen Most Beautiful Women.A former member of Andy Warhol's Factory and an active member in 1960s New York avant-garde theater, actress Sally Kirkland is best remembered in film for playing a famous Czech actress who is forced to lead a degrading life of anonymity in New York in Anna (1987). The daughter of a fashion editor of Life magazine and a wealthy scrap iron vendor, the tall, slender Kirkland started out as a Vogue model and then studied at the Actor's Studio with Lee Strassberg and Uta Hagen. She launched her acting career off-Broadway, but didn't make much impact until she appeared nude and tied to a chair for 45 minutes in the drama Sweet Eros. By 1964, Kirkland was deeply involved in the Big Apple's avant-garde movement and was also an active drug user until an attempted suicide frightened her into cleaning up her life through yoga and painting. As an actress, she next involved herself with Warhol's clique, appearing in several underground films, notably The Thirteen Most Beautiful Women. Though much of her subsequent film appearances have been in low-budget and exploitation films, Kirkland has had a few shining moments as a supporting actress in such movies as The Sting (1973) and Private Benjamin (1980). For her work in Anna, Kirkland received an Academy Award nomination. In addition to her acting career, Kirkland is a minister of the New Age Church of the Movement of Inner Spiritual Awareness. Expand

Sally Kirkland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 72 JFK
Lowest Metascore: 3 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Acceleration Nov 8, 2019 Associate Producer / Betty tbd
40 Cuck Oct 4, 2019 Mother 2.3
tbd Feminists: What Were They Thinking? Oct 12, 2018 Herself tbd
tbd Making a Killing Aug 10, 2018 Dolores Pernivue / Dolores tbd
tbd Los Angeles Overnight Mar 9, 2018 Mrs. Chantilly tbd
41 The Most Hated Woman in America Mar 24, 2017 Cast / Lena 6.3
tbd Apartment 212 Mar 16, 2017 Claudette 6.3
46 Nerdland Dec 6, 2016 Older Woman tbd
42 Trash Fire Nov 3, 2016 Cast / Florence 5.4
tbd Courting Des Moines Jan 15, 2016 Secretary Of State Maxine Jackson tbd
49 Suburban Gothic Jan 30, 2015 Virginia / Virginia 7.4
36 Archaeology of a Woman Sep 12, 2014 Margaret tbd
3 Awakened Mar 21, 2014 Harriet Bendi 3.5
49 Stars in Shorts Sep 28, 2012 Madame Ulaila tbd
50 A Bag of Hammers May 11, 2012 Cast / Older Jewish Lady 6.8
52 Hollywood Dreams May 18, 2007 Minster At Wedding / Minster At Wedding 8.0
47 Coffee Date Nov 10, 2006 Associate Producer / Mrs. Muller tbd
71 Neo Ned Sep 8, 2006 Shelly 8.4
48 Adam & Steve Mar 31, 2006 Mary 6.9
46 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Anita 7.5
tbd The Rose Technique Apr 11, 2003 Helen tbd
48 Edtv Mar 26, 1999 Jeanette 8.7
34 Excess Baggage Aug 29, 1997 Louise / Louise tbd
72 JFK Dec 20, 1991 Rose Cheramie 8.5
61 Two Evil Eyes Oct 25, 1991 Eleonora ("The Black Cat") tbd
35 Revenge Feb 16, 1990 Rock Star tbd
26 Best of the Best Nov 10, 1989 Catherine Wade tbd
59 A Star Is Born Dec 17, 1976 Photographer 4.9
61 The Way We Were Oct 19, 1973 Pony Dunbar tbd