Yesterday was the 79th birthday of actress Faye Dunaway. She is one of Hollywood’s greatest legends. Her career began in the late 1960s and she is most well-known for her role as Bonnie and Clyde.
Bonnie Parker was her most memorable role. Before she was offered the role, producers had considered Sher, Ann Margret, Tuesday Weld and Sue Lyon to play the iconic lady. Dunaway is one of four actresses who received awards for Best Actress and Worst Actress in her career.
Faye won an Oscar for her part in “Network” while earning the “Razzie award for Worst Actress” nomination for “Mommie Dearest”. Only Halle Berry, Liza Minnelli and Sandra Bullock were able to achieve that feat.
Faye was nominated three times for an Oscar and has won three Golden Globes for roles in television and film. She was the Emmy and BAFTA winner, and she is also the first recipient of The Leopard Club Award.
Faye’s most well-known role was Sara Goldfarb, in “Requiem for a Dream.” Ellen Burstyn was awarded the part and was also given an Oscar for her work. Jane Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Female Actress.
Faye’s dad, John MacDowell Dunaway Jr., was a soldier. She spent her childhood moving all over the U.S.A and Europe as a child.
Faye Dunaway has been married twice in terms of her love life. Both marriages lasted less six years. Peter Wolf, a musician, was her first husband. They were married from 1974 until 1979.
Faye’s second husband was Terry O’Neill (British photographer), who was also the father of her child. They were married between 1983 and 1987. Terry died in November 2013.