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Name: Susan Sarandon
DOB: 4 October 1946
Birth Place: New York, USA
Claim to fame: Top Hollywood actress and political activist
- Susan keeps her Oscar in the bathroom
- She is a table tennis obsessive and launched her own table tennis bar, SPIN, in New York
- Susan has narrated over 20 documentaries about political causes and issues that are close to her
- Dead Man Walking, which won her the Best Actress Oscar, was directed by her then-bofriend Tim Robbins
Longtime Hollywood leading lady Susan studied acting at The Catholic University of America under tutor Gilbert Hartke who taught the likes of Jon Voight and Grace Kelly. Her first movie roles in the early 70’s, like Lady Liberty and The Front Page, meant Susan was working with some serious Hollywood legends right from the get go, including Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins and Jack Lemmon.
Her breakthrough role came in 1975, starring in the smash hit bloodbath musical the Rocky Horror Picture Show. She cemented her new found fame with the cult hit The Hunger, proving that nothing’ll raise your profile like a lesbian vampire scene with Catherine Deneuve in a weird David Bowie movie. Then came one of her most iconic movies, Thelma & Louise, which was a surprise smash and introduced us to the pert behind of Brad Pitt.
Susan’s since gone on to become one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, winning the 1995 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Dead Man Walking. Alongside leading roles in serious dramas, Susan’s also a big comedy fan, popping up in hit sitcoms like 30 Rock and Friends, and when she’s not appearing onscreen, you’re likely to find her a protest rally somewhere.
Marrying young to actor Chris Sarandon, Susan was in a longterm relationship with star actor and director Tim Robbins from 1988. The world was stunned when what seemed to be the most solid relationship in Hollywood broke up in 2009, after 21 years together.