Faye Dunaway

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Faye was born under the official name Dunaway, Dorothy Faye on January 14th, 1941. Known to her close friends as Miss Faye, she has been a credited actor since the 1967 film Hurry Sundown.

Faye Dunaway is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. She has starred in six films including the 2004 horror film Jennifer's Shadow as the character Mary Ellen Cassi, the 1984 action movie Supergirl playing Selena and the 1983 adventure release The Wicked Lady cast as Lady Barbara Skelton.

Faye has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in twenty-two films including: the 2009 drama film 21 and a Wake-Up as the character Major Rose Thorn, the 2009 thriller movie The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi playing Detective Rowland and the 2007 drama release Say It in Russian cast as Jacqueline de Rossy.

Faye Dunaway has earned salaries up to $300,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1974 action film The Towering Inferno, which brought in $116,000,000 at the box office.

Faye is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twelve magazines, captured in more than twelve pictorials, interviewed in over four publications and featured in twelve magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least two books.

As an actor Faye Dunaway has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on three occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her portrayal of Diana Christensen in the 1976 film Network. Faye Dunaway was also nominated for Best Actress for her role as Bonnie Parker in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde and Best Actress for her role as Evelyn Cross Mulwray in the 1974 movie Chinatown .

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Trivia

Her ex-husband, Peter Wolf (II) , was with the J. Geils Band .
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