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Frances Fisher

Biography

Actress who all played Kate Winslet’s stern mom, Ruth, within the 1997 common Titanic. She also made an appearance in Striptease, Eliminated in 60 Secs, Unforgiven, as well as the Audrey Hepburn Tale. She performed on the Barter Theater in Virginia. She was a stage celebrity for 14 years, earning multiple honours. She acquired a daughter called Francesca with Clint Eastwood in 1993. She originally met Eastwood in the group of the Traditional western film Unforgiven. She made an appearance alongside Matthew McConaughey within the 2011 film The Lincoln Attorney.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frances Fisher
Date Of Birth May 11, 1952
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American, British
Spouse Billy Mack Hamilton
Children Francesca Eastwood
Parents Olga Fisher, William I. Fisher
Siblings Bill Fisher
Partner Clint Eastwood
Awards Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies Titanic, Unforgiven, The Host, The Lincoln Lawyer, In the Valley of Elah, House of Sand and Fog, The Roommate, Outlaws and Angels, Laws of Attraction, The Kingdom, The Big Tease, Woman in Gold, Wild America, Female Perversions, The Audrey Hepburn Story, Tough Guys Don't Dance, True Crime, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rising Place, Any Day Now, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Golf in the Kingdom, Janie Jones, You're Not You, Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, Mrs. Harris, Blue Car, L.A. Story, To Love and Die, BabyFever, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, Sex and Death 101, The M Word, The Perfect Game, The Silent Thief, Sudie and Simpson, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!, The Seven Year Hitch, The Night of the White Pants, The Makeover, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, My Sexiest Year, Backyard Wedding, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, Striptease, Red Wing, Patty Hearst, A Single Woman, The Other Mother, Molly & Gina
TV Shows Resurrection, The Shield, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Edge of Night, Strange Luck, Eureka, The Lyon's Den, Cold Case, Days of Our Lives, Glory Days, Boston Legal, A Gifted Man, Torchwood, Saving Grace, ER, October Road, Medium, The Good Guys, Titus, Laws of Chance
Star Sign Taurus

  • Facts
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  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Supporter of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
2 She was born in New Forest, Hampshire, England, to American parents. Her father was of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent. Her mother was of Norwegian ancestry.
3 She appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Unforgiven (1992) and Titanic (1997).
4 Has one younger brother, Bill.
5 On Christmas morning 2001, Frances and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood, narrowly escaped a fire that engulfed their home. Francesca leapt 15 feet from a second-story window into the arms of her mother and a neighbor, and was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. Frances was also treated for burns on her hands. Francesca's father, Clint Eastwood, flew in to visit his daughter in the hospital and personally thanked her rescuers.
6 Was friends with the late Gloria Stuart.
7 Is close friends with Beth Grant and Diane Ladd.
8 Frances was 15 when her mother Olga died of a heart failure.
9 Has been an active board member of the Screen Actors Guild.
10 Is best friends with Sharon Gabet, who she met while they were both on The Edge of Night (1956).
11 Her goddaughter is Jasmine Joshua, daughter of Larry Joshua.
12 In the movie The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995) her real-life daughter, Francesca Eastwood, played her youngest child.
13 Was the original choice for the role of Jill Taylor on Home Improvement (1991) but was replaced at the last minute by Patricia Richardson. A lack of chemistry between Tim Allen and Fisher was named the reason for the switch.
14 Has a daughter by Clint Eastwood: Francesca Eastwood (born August 7, 1993).
15 Is a United States citizen.
16 Her father worked in oil refinery construction, so she moved regularly. She was born in England and moved about every year until she was in 7th grade, when the family settled in Orange, Texas.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laws of Chance 2006 TV Series
Mrs. Harris 2005 TV Movie Marge Richey Jacobson
Medium 2005 TV Series Abigail Marsh
ER 2005 TV Series Helen Kingsley
Boston Legal 2004 TV Series Carrie
Laws of Attraction 2004 Sara Miller
House of Sand and Fog 2003 Connie Walsh
The Lyon's Den 2003 TV Series Brit Hanley / Britt Hanley
Glory Days 2002 TV Series Mitzi Dolan
Blue Car 2002 Delia
Titus 2000-2001 TV Series Juanita Titus
The X-Files 2001 TV Series Lizzy Gill
Passion and Prejudice 2001 TV Movie Dr. Gwen Barry
The Rising Place 2001 Virginia Wilder
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 2000 TV Movie Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 Junie
Becker 1999-2000 TV Series Dr. Elizabeth Carson
The Audrey Hepburn Story 2000 TV Movie Ella van Heemstra
Traffic 1999 TV Movie
The Big Tease 1999 Candy
The Outer Limits 1999 TV Series Lady Julia
True Crime 1999 D.A. Cecilia Nussbaum
Titanic 1997 Ruth Dewitt Bukater
Wild America 1997 Agnes
Trading Favors 1997 Librarian
Striptease 1996 Donna Garcia
Strange Luck 1995-1996 TV Series Angie
Female Perversions 1996 Annunciata
O. Henry's Christmas 1996 TV Movie Waitress (segment "One Thousand Dollars")
The Whiskey Heir 1995 Short Deirdre
The Stars Fell on Henrietta 1995 Cora Day
The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie 1995 TV Movie Carol Schaefer
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up 1994 Jo Baker
Molly & Gina 1994 Molly McKenna
Babyfever 1994 Rosie
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie Dr. Theodora Cushing
Praying Mantis 1993 TV Movie Betty
Crime & Punishment 1993 TV Series
Law & Order 1993 TV Series Susan Boyd
Devlin 1992 TV Movie Maryellen
Unforgiven 1992 Strawberry Alice
Human Target 1992 TV Series Libby Page
The Young Riders 1991 TV Series Clara Turner
Frame Up 1991 Jo Westlake
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter 1991 TV Movie Lucille Ball
L.A. Story 1991 June
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael 1990 Rochelle Bossetti
A Promise to Keep 1990 TV Movie Sarah
Sudie and Simpson 1990 TV Movie Mrs. Marge Allen, English Teacher
In the Heat of the Night 1989 TV Series Kate Morell
Cold Sassy Tree 1989 TV Movie Loma Williams (as Francis Fisher)
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series Violet Coffin
Pink Cadillac 1989 Dinah
Lost Angels 1989 Judith Loftis
Matlock 1989 TV Series Nancy Proctor
Newhart 1989 TV Series Libby
Roseanne 1988 TV Series Savannah
Bum Rap 1988 Phyllis
Big 1988 Billy's mother (extended version) (uncredited)
Patty Hearst 1988 Yolanda
The Equalizer 1986-1987 TV Series Francesca / Amanda Kaufman
Heart 1987 Jeannie
Tough Guys Don't Dance 1987 Jessica Pond
Broken Vows 1987 TV Movie Maureen Phelan
Guiding Light 1985 TV Series Suzette Saxon
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 Louise
The Edge of Night 1976-1980 TV Series Deborah Saxon
Titanic: Sinking the Myths 2017 Documentary completed D.E. Bristow
As Greek as It Gets announced Rose Fairbanks
Run the Race filming Louise
The Potters pre-production Mary Berry
Masters of Sex 2015-2016 TV Series Edna Eshelman
An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win 2016 Miss Abbot
A Beautiful Day 2016 Short Bev
Love on the Run 2016 Delores
Criminal Minds 2016 TV Series Antonia Slade
Outlaws and Angels 2016 Esther
Unleashing Mr. Darcy 2016 TV Movie Violet Darcy
The Expanse 2016 TV Series Elise Holden
Portrait of Love 2015 TV Movie Doll
Woman in Gold 2015 Barbara Schoenberg
Resurrection 2014-2015 TV Series Lucille Langston
You're Not You 2014 Gwen
Resurrection: A Second Chance 2014 TV Movie Lucille Langston
The Killing 2014 TV Series Gena Geddes
Rectify 2014 TV Series Peggy
The M Word 2014 Carson Riley
Castle 2014 TV Series Matilda King
Red Wing 2013 Momma B
Plush 2013 Camila (as Francis Fisher)
Touch 2013 TV Series Nicole Farington
The Host 2013 Maggie
The Makeover 2013 TV Movie Allie Doolittle
Retribution 2012 TV Movie Betty
Pandora's Box 2012 Short Nicole
The Seven Year Hitch 2012 TV Movie Mrs. Von Hoffman
Childrens Hospital 2012 TV Series Headmistress
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! 2012 Video Amelia Jones
Any Day Now 2012 Judge Meyerson
The Silent Thief 2012 Candi Henderson
The Perfect Fit 2012 Short Overwhelmed Girl's Boss
A Gifted Man 2012 TV Series Blanche Tipton
The Unknown 2012 TV Series Tessa
Partners 2011 TV Movie Colleen Scott
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2011 TV Series Joanna Sapphire
Grow Up Already 2011 Short Mom
Torchwood 2011 TV Series The Mother
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Mary Windsor
Sedona 2011 Tammy
Days of Our Lives 2011 TV Series Gladys Pierce
The Roommate 2011/I Rebecca's Mom
The Whole Truth 2011 TV Series Judge Ellen Rousch
Golf in the Kingdom 2010 Eve Greene
Sons of Anarchy 2010 TV Series Honey
Janie Jones 2010 Lily Brand
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series Helen Traynor
Backyard Wedding 2010 TV Movie Eleanor Tyler
Private Practice 2010 TV Series Ruby Broome
Two and a Half Men 2010 TV Series Priscilla Honeycutt
The Mentalist 2009 TV Series Victoria Abner
The Perfect Game 2009 Betty
To Love and Die 2008 TV Movie Janet
The Shield 2008 TV Series Rita Denton / Rita Dressler
Eureka 2008 TV Series Eva Thorne
A Single Woman 2008 Narrator / Suffragist
Jolene 2008 Cindy
Cold Case 2008 TV Series Rachel West '08
October Road 2008 TV Series Ellen Daniels
My Sexiest Year 2007 Faye
In the Valley of Elah 2007 Evie
The Kingdom 2007 Elaine Flowers
Saving Grace 2007 TV Series Aunt Cathy
Sex and Death 101 2007 Hope Hartlight (#80)
Grey's Anatomy 2006 TV Series Betty Johnson
The Night of the White Pants 2006 Vivian Hagan

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' 1992 TV Short documentary photographer: video 8

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary thanks
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spirit of Evolution Documentary filming Herself
Criminal Minds - Season 11: Criminology: Devil's Backbone 2016 Video short Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The View 2014 TV Series Herself
Huffpost Live 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Absolutely Jason Stuart 2013 TV Series Herself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Secret Life of Old Rose: The Art of Gloria Stuart 2012 Documentary Herself
Obama: What He's Done 2012 TV Movie Herself
Awakening World 2012 Documentary Herself
SAG Foundation Conversations 2012 TV Series Herself
Reflections on Titanic 2012 Documentary Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne 2012 TV Movie Herself - Audience (uncredited)
From the Mouths of Babes 2012 TV Series documentary Herself (2015)
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
'The Roommate': The Next Generation of Stars 2011 Video documentary short Herself
Obsession: The Making of 'The Roommate' 2011 Video documentary short Herself
Change Is Gonna Come 2009 Documentary
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
2007 Britannia Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price 2005 Documentary Wendy Whitebread (uncredited)
Titanic: EPK Press Kit 2005 Video documentary short Herself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Herself
SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Herself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise 1998 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 45th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eureka 2009 TV Series Eva Thorne

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Janie Jones (2010)
2012 Maverick Movie Award Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress: Feature The Silent Thief (2012)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Mrs. Harris (2005)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Titanic (1997) · Suzy Amis
· Kathy Bates
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Victor Garber
· Bernard Hill
· Jonathan Hyde
· Bill Paxton
· Gloria Stuart
· David Warner
· Kate Winslet
· Billy Zane
· Danny Nucci
· Bernard Fox


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#Quote
1 So many men are loose cannons ready to fire their seed wherever they find a fertile field. The discipline has to come from someone else.
2 Women with low self-esteem are going to continue to get involved with men who are well-connected. And men stray. We know that. I tried to be understanding about that. I tried to be forgiving. But that sort of behavior just doesn't wash with me. In the end I didn't want to be in a relationship in which I wasn't feeling good about myself. So I decided to leave it. I didn't want my daughter growing up seeing her mother not being fully who she could be, pushed down, stifled. Everybody has their own viewpoint but for me the sanctity of the bedroom is the most fundamental importance. I know some women can overlook their partner's occasional infidelities. Not me. And nor would I do that with another woman's man.
3 [on Clint Eastwood] The man is very charismatic with what I'd describe as a quiet power. It just hits you. But I was so naive. I was so unfamiliar with what was to come out of that relationship. I simply felt that this was it, the big one. I had no idea that every woman he meets probably feels as I did.
4 Not knowing where your next job is coming from is - something. After Titanic (1997) I didn't work for a year, interestingly enough.
5 I came from the theater playing leading roles, and when I started doing film and television, I felt as if I had to start from the bottom.
6 [on leaving Texas] I was not meant to go deer hunting every fall.

#Trademark
1 Deep smooth voice
2 Red hair and blue eyes

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