Anjelica Huston is an American actress, producer, author, and director. She also used to do fashion modeling. In her family, Anjelica was the third person to receive an Oscar. Her father John Huston received an Oscar before her and her grandfather Walter Huston received an Oscar before her father. Her father John Huston was an American director and her grandfather Walter Huston was an actor. Anjelica Huston was nominated and received the Academy Award for her performance in Prizzi’s Honor in 1989, she received this award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Anjelica Huston was also nominated for Oscar for her performance in Enemies: A Love Story (1989) for the best-supporting actress, and she received an Oscar nomination for best actress for her fabulous acting in The Grifters (1990).
Anjelica Huston was born in Santa Monica, California U.S, on July 8th, 1951. Her father John Huston is an actor and director, and her mother’s name is Enrica Soma. Her family is complex because her parents had multiple marriages. She has a family background of actors and directors. She has many relatives who are actors, her own father and grandfather won the academy award in different categories.
In the late 1960s, Anjelica Huston started her movie career, she used to do small roles in her father’s movies. She also did roles in other movies. She wanted to play the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s movie Romeo and Juliet but her father wanted her to play a role in his movie A Walk with Love and Death. She did not want to play that role so she had many problems /fights with her father on the set.
Her mother died that very year in a car accident, Anjelica took it very hard and she moved to the U.S and started doing modeling jobs. She worked with well-known photographers such as Richard Avedon and Bob Richardson. In the 1970s along with other models, she became Halston’s(famous fashion designer) most favorite model, and they got the nickname of Halstonettes.
In the early 1980s, Huston started studying acting and decided to become a full-time actor. She became famous for her outstanding performance in Bob Rafelson’s remake of the movie “ The Postman Always Rings Twice” in 1981. In 1985 she played a major role in the movie Prizzi’s Honor along with the famous actor Jack Nicholson. In this movie, she played the role of Maerose, the daughter of a Mafia don. Her portrayal of Maerose was so good that she was awarded an academy award in the Best Supporting Actress category. By winning this award she became the first person in history to have received an Oscar whose father and grandfather also received an Oscar.
In 1989 she received an Oscar nomination in the best supporting actress category for her performance in Enemies: A Love Story. In 1990 she received an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category for her outstanding performance as a con artist in Stephen Frear’s film The Grifters. In her father’s final directorial film The Dead(1990) she appeared as the lead actress.
She played many small and big roles in other movies after that. She received multiple nominations for her roles in different movies including two Golden Globe nominations.
In 1996 Anjelica Huston directed her first film Bastard Out of Carolina, and in 1999 she directed her second movie Agnes Browne, in which she also starred.
She is the author of two memoirs: A story lately Told(2014) and Watch Me(2014).
She has been working in the movie industry since 1969, she has acted in many moves and has directed some movies too. She has also worked in Television. She has appeared in many Television drama serials and movies.
In her 2014 book, A Story Lately Told she has revealed that she has had sexual relations with the actor James Fox in her teenage. She also dated the famous Photographer Bob Richardson. She has also dated different famous actors such as Jack Nicholson and Ryan O’Neal.
Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson (1973-1990)
Anjelica Huston became a model in her teenage, but she left the modeling career when she was 21 years old. Then she moved to New York, where she met Jack Nicholson. They started dating, and they had a years-long relationship, but Anjelica ended it with Nicholson. Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson were a famous Hollywood couple, they were seen on and off-screen together, and people loved to see them together. They had a seventeen-years long relationship but in the end, they grew apart and Anjelica left Jack because of his multiple affairs with other women.
Later on, she married a sculptor Robert Graham from California. Anjelica and Jack appeared in several movies together while they were dating; such as Prizzi’s honor, The Postman Always Rings Twice and the Last tycoon, etc.
Anjelica Huston’s Net Worth: Her net worth is estimated to be around $50 million in 2020.
Interesting Facts about Anjelica Huston
- She was born into a pure Hollywood family, her father was a successful filmmaker, and her mother was a model. Though she was born in a rich and famous family she had a dramatic childhood and teenage. Her father John Huston was a drinker, and both her parents John and Erica had numerous extramarital affairs.
- Her mother died of a car accident at the age of 39, at the time Anjelica Huston was 18 years old.
- Her family has a history of winning Oscars. Her father John Huston was a filmmaker and her grandfather Walter was an actor and they both won Oscar awards. Following in the steps of her father and grandfather Anjelica Huston won an Oscar award in the Best Supporting Actress category in 1989, for her performance in Prizzi’s Honor.
- As a child, Anjelica Huston wanted to become a Nun. It is said that she thought wearing a Nun’s dress makes a girl look the most beautiful.
- Anjelica Huston speaks perfect and fluent French.
- Anjelica Huston has directed three Television Shows; “Bastard Out of California”(1996). “Agnes Browne”(1999), and “Haven’t We Met Before”(2013).
- She has been a part of around 75 TV or Film productions.
- Anjelica Huston was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame in 2010. She is the third person in her family to receive this honor. Her father and grandfather have also received this honor.
Best Movies of Anjelica Huston
|1985||Prizzi’s Honor||Maerose Prizzi|
|1987||The Dead||Gretta Conroy|
|1990||The Witches||Grand High Witch|
|1990||The Grifters||Lilly Dillon|
|1989||Crimes and Misdemeanors||Dolores Paley|
|1969||A Walk with Love and Death||Claudia|
|1993||Manhattan Murder Mystery||Marcia Fox|
|1995||The Crossing Guard||Mary|
|1998||Ever After: A Cinderella Story||Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent|
|1998||Buffalo ‘66||Jan Brown|
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