Jessica Lange gives a career performance in a role she was born to play: the talented and troubled Frances Farmer. Farmer's awful trajectory travels from bright Seattle girl to 1930s Hollywood starlet to degraded (eventually lobotomized) mental patient. Lange, who has the blond, clean look of Farmer's heyday, goes into these places with the fierce abandon of a true believer.
About: Born April 20 1949 Best Actress Academy Award for "Tootsie" (1982) Before Fame: Studied mime in Paris. Trivia Fact: My professional film debut was playing a role in "King Kong". Associated With: Christina Ricci worked with me in Prozac Nation.