Selected Works

Filmography

Body Heat, 1981

Body Heat, 1981

The Man With Two Brains, 1983

The Man With Two Brains, 1983

Romancing the Stone, 1984

Romancing the Stone, 1984

Crime of Passion, 1984

Crime of Passion, 1984

 
Prizzi's Honor, 1985

Prizzi's Honor, 1985

The jewel of the Nile, 1985

The jewel of the Nile, 1985

Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986

Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986

The Accidental Tourist, 1988

The Accidental Tourist, 1988

 
The War of the Roses, 1989

The War of the Roses, 1989

Naked in New York, 1993

Naked in New York, 1993

Serial Mom, 1994

Serial Mom, 1994

Moonlight & Valentino, 1995

Moonlight & Valentino, 1995

 
The Virgin Suicides, 1999

The Virgin Suicides, 1999

Californication, 2009

Californication, 2009

The Perfect Family, 2011

The Perfect Family, 2011

The Path, 2016

The Path, 2016


Theater

Gemini, 1978

Gemini, 1978

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1990

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1990

Indiscretions, 1995

Indiscretions, 1995

The Graduate, 2002

The Graduate, 2002

 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 2005

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 2005

Crimes of the Heart, Director, 2008

Crimes of the Heart, Director, 2008

The Third Story, 2009

The Third Story, 2009

Mother Courage and Her Children, 2014

Mother Courage and Her Children, 2014

 
High, 2011

High, 2011

Bakersfield Mist, 2014

Bakersfield Mist, 2014

Would You Still Love Me If..., 2015

Would You Still Love Me If..., 2015

The Year of Magical Thinking, 2016

The Year of Magical Thinking, 2016


Memoir

From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner's unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she's taken and the lessons she's learned-sometimes the hard way.

For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges-a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty year marriage, and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career.

Along the way, Turner describes what it's like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, Edward Albee...and, with characteristic irreverent humor, shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters.