Barbara Hershey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Dec, 2016
Facts of Barbara Hershey
Date of Birth: 1984 , February-5
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Barbara Hershey
Birth Name Barbara Hershey
Nick Name Barbara
Father Arnold Herzstein
Mother Melrose Herzstein
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $12 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 36-24-35
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 24
Hip Size 35
Weight in KG 56 kg
Married Yes
Married to Stephen Douglas (m. 19921993)
Children 1
Divorce Yes
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies The 9th Life of Louis Drax
TV Show The Mountain, From Here to Eternity
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Barbara Hershey was born on 5th February 1984 in Hollywood, California, United States. She is an American actress. Her father Arnold Nathan Herzestein was a horse-racing columnist and her mother is Melrose. Her father was a Jewish and her mother was of Irish descent. The actress has two siblings and she is the youngest child of her parents. 

Education and career

During her schooling time, Barbara Hershey was very shy and quite that people thought that she was deaf. By the time she was 10 years, Barbara decided to prove herself to an ‘A’ student. In the year 1966, Barbara graduated from Hollywood High School. The year before her graduation, her drama coach helped her finding agent and she landed a role in a television series named ‘Gidget’.

Barbara Hershey made her debut in an acting career in the year 1966 by acting on a television series named ‘Gidget’. Following year she also appeared on a short-lived television series named ‘The Moroes’. In 1969, she co-starred in the film named ‘Glenn Ford western Heaven with a Gun’ and also a controversial drama named ‘Last Summer’. In 1970 Barbara worked in a film named ‘The Baby Maker’, the film was about surrogate motherhood. In the year 2001, she had appeared in a psychological thriller film named ‘Lantana’. 

From 2012 to 2013, Barbara Hershey had a recurring role in the first two seasons of a television series named ‘Once Upon a Time’. Her other films include 'The Stunt Man', 'The Entity', 'The Natural', 'Tin Men', 'Shy People, A World Apart', 'The Last Temptation of Christ', 'Paris Trout', 'A Dangerous Woman' and many more.

Personal life

Barbara Hershey's first known affair was with her co-star on the film ‘Heave With a Gun’ named David Carradine. In the year 1972, the couple posed together in a nude Playboy, recreating some sex scenes from Boxcar Berth. She has one son from her boyfriend David. The affair lasted from 1969 to 1975, after that the couple got separated. After a breakup with David, she changed her stage name into ‘Hershey’.

By the year 1990, Barbara Hershey became a private person. On 8th August 1992, she got married to an artist named Stephen Douglas. The marriage ceremony took place at her hometown Oxford, Connecticut. After the one year of the wedding, the couple got divorced. She has no child from her husband. In the year 1999, Barbara started dating an actor named Naveen Andrews. After dating for six years the couple got separated.

Currently, Barbara Hershey resides in Los Angeles, New York. The estimated net worth is $12 million. She stands tall height of 5 feet 5 inch and weight 59 kilograms. Her figure measurement is 36-24-35. She has dark brown hair color and her eye is dark brown as well.