1. Mary Kathleen Turner , better known as Kathleen Turner, is an American film and stage actress and director.
2. Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat , the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
3. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist , for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
4. Turner has also done considerable work as a voice actor, namely as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit , and the television series King of the Hill.
5. So when I was performing in school, he would drive my mom and sit in the car.
6. At age 19, Turner began volunteering at a local Planned Parenthood office.
7. In 1977, Turner made her television debut in the NBC daytime soap The Doctors as the second Nola Dancy Aldrich.
8. She made her film debut in 1981 as the ruthless Matty Walker in the thriller Body Heat; the role brought her to international prominence.
9. Empire Magazine cited the film in 1995 when it named her one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History. Turner ultimately became one of the top box office draws, and most sought-after actresses, of the 1980s and early 1990s.
10. With her deep voice, Turner was often compared to a young Lauren Bacall.
11. It opened May 21, 1977, during the time when she was appearing in the soap The Doctors.
12. After Body Heat, Turner steered away from femme fatale roles to “prevent typecasting” and “because femme fatale roles had a shelf-life.”
13. Consequently, her first project after this was the 1983 comedy The Man With Two Brains.
14. Turner co-starred in Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.