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American Actress best known for her role in Ridley Scott's Alien.


Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's Alien (1979), James Cameron's Aliens (1986) and in the rest of the Alien film series, as Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films, as Jill Bryant in The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), as Helen Hudson in Copycat (1995), as Max Conners in Heartbreakers (2001), as Warden Walker in Holes (2003), and as Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009). Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens (1986), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), and Working Girl (1988).

Sigourney Weaver Info

Birth nameSusan Alexandra Weaver
Date of BirthOctober 8, 1949
Place of BirthManhattan, New York, U.S.
Spouse (s)Jim Simpson (1984–present)
Years active1976–present
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 I was on the cover of some English magazine saying I was having a big affair with Roman Polanski because somebody had taken a picture of me in a cafe with him in Rome, talking about doing Death and the Maiden together. He actually called to say, ‘Should we sue this magazine?’ And I said, ‘Oh Roman, this is the most interesting thing that anybody has ever written about me. Please let’s not sue them, let’s encourage them!’ 
— Sigourney Weaver saying the rumor of her affair with director Roman Polanski is the most entertaining rumor she heard about herself / February 08, 2011
 I was so tall that I played all the men’s parts. In one show, I remember that I played Rudolph Valentino, and I came in on a motorcycle and did a whole Elvis thing, and I was chased by a girl. I kept saying, ‘I’m a girl! I’m a girl! Look, I’m a girl!’ It was just funny. 
— Sigourney Weaver used to play a man during the initial days of her acting career / September 24, 2010
 It was kind of an odd thing that I ended up playing such a serious character in Alien. I kind of came out of comedy. Although people don’t realize it, I did mostly comedy in New York theater. I really didn’t know what I was doing then. Comedy, I’ve always loved. I think it’s just in my blood. 
— Sigourney Weaver found it odd to play a serious character in Alien movies / September 24, 2010
 I think most of my life changing experiences have been as a parent and as a wife — for a mother, just getting your child through the school system is a heroic job, and when I think of my life, I don’t think of my work, I think of my real life, 
— Sigourney Weaver saying being a parent and a wife is more important to her than her Hollywood career / May 01, 2010
 You know, at home I have my family and I have all the different things that I care about, like human rights. There are lots of causes that I work for and when I’m in New York I end up just spending a lot of time on them. I don’t begrudge it all, I’m saying that I keep incredibly busy. 
— Sigourney Weaver saying being a parent and a wife is more important to her than her Hollywood career / May 01, 2010

 I love to be with my family, I love to do nothing, I love to read, to be in the garden, I love to take walks, play with my dogs and to cook — I am incredibly boring. My perfect day would be spent in the country, out in nature with the dogs and my husband and maybe my daughter and her boyfriend. We would hike up some small mountain with a picnic, then have a swim and cook hamburgers or something and then go to sleep. 
— Sigourney Weaver loves to be with her family / May 01, 2010
 I did a lot of training on how to pole-dance. Only in the movie I don't dance around a pole at all, I dance around a boy. It was actually a lot harder than I thought. I have a newfound respect for any girls out there who do that for a living. 
— Sigourney Weaver has respect for pole dancers / March 10, 2010
 I would never have plastic surgery or Botox injections. How can you as an actress? They both leave you with such a tight, unreal look. It's something fans and audiences pick up on instantly. Actors' faces should actually be able to move. 
— Sigourney Weaver thinks cosmetic surgeries are silly / January 16, 2010
 I like my body now, where, in younger days, I could always find fault. I feel I have my curves at last. They may come from age, but I don't care. I'm just glad they are there. 
— Sigourney Weaver / January 16, 2010