Ellen Burstyn is an American actress who is renowned for giving acclaimed performances in films like The Exorcist (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), The Last Picture Show (1971), Requiem for a Dream (2000), etc.

Born Name

Edna Rae Gillooly

Nick Name

Ellen

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nationality

 

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – John Gillooly
  • Mother – Correine Hamel
  • Siblings – Jack Gillooly (Older Brother), Steve Gillooly (Younger Brother)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ellen has dated –

  1. Bill Alexander (1950-1957) – Ellen was married to Bill Alexander from 1950 to 1957.
  2. Paul Roberts (1957-1962) – Her 2nd marriage was to Paul Roberts which took place on September 14, 1958. The couple adopted a son named Jefferson Roberts in 1961 before splitting up in 1962.
  3. Neil Burstyn (1962-1972) – She tied the knot with Neil Burstyn on November 12, 1964. However, their divorce was finalized in 1972.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has German and French-Canadian ancestry on her mother’s side and is of Irish descent on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

However, her hair has turned ‘Gray’ with her advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Vibrant smile

Ellen Burstyn Facts

  1. Her memorable performance as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000) required her to wear several prosthetic necks and fat suits ranging from 40 to 20 lbs.
  2. Ellen belongs to an elite group of actresses who have received the Triple Crown of Acting viz., the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy awards.
  3. She is frequently mistaken for actress Louise Fletcher in real life. Interestingly, Fletcher won the ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’ for her performance as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which was initially offered to Burstyn.

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Facts of Ellen Burstyn

  • full nameEllen Burstyn
  • Date of Birth December 07, 1932
  • Age 88 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • weight68 kg
  • height5 ft 6 in

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