Sally Field is an American actress born on November 6, 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her big break came when she played the lead role in the TV sitcom Gidget (1965). Field next appeared in the hit TV series The Flying Nun (1967) and Smokey and the Bandit (1977). Field won Emmy Awards for her performances in Sybil (1976), Beautiful (2000) and Saturday Evening Post (2007), and she won Academy Awards for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).
In her childhood and teenage years, she had to endure psychological and verbal abuse from her stepfather. She found her relief by getting involved in extracurricular activities at school, including drama. Aged 21, she was offered a leading role in the TV series The Flying Nun, a sitcom with a slightly far-fetched concept. To anyone her age, starring in a TV show would have been enough, but not for Field, who craved for roles with substance, displaying a maturity that belied her age.
Twice in her career, Field made conscious efforts to break free of her typecast roles and succeeded in bagging exactly the kind of roles that she sought. Her career has been adorned with all kinds of awards and honors. In an industry where winning one Oscar Award is considered the pinnacle of one’s career, she won two of them, that too in the highly competitive category of ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’. In television too, she has made her mark with award-winning performances in shows like ER and Brothers & Sisters. Till today, Field continues to captivate audiences, and mesmerize everyone with her gripping performances.
She is one of the most accomplished and beautiful Hollywood stars. Take a look at young Sally Field photos and you’ll see this was in her destiny all along.