After more than 40 years in the business, Glenn Close is still stunning at 76. In honour of her birthday, the iconic actor boldly shared a photo of herself without makeup and declared that she still sees the world “through the eyes of a 20-year-old.”
The day before the multiple award-winning actor celebrated her birthday, on March 18, Glenn Close wowed fans with an Instagram video update in which she flaunted her short white hair undone and her natural beauty devoid of makeup.
The actor, who played Cruella de Vil flawlessly in Disney’s live-action films 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians (1996 and 2000), updated fans on her health and recent activities and mentioned that the painting behind her was of Elizabeth.
Speaking over the phone from her New York City home, Close expressed her happiness to be with her dog once more following a busy schedule that included social isolation following a Covid diagnosis, which prevented her from attending the 2023 Oscars, where she was supposed to present an award alongside Harrison Ford.
The Reversal of Fortune actress also revealed that she will soon be seen alongside Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz in the comedy-action movie Back in Action on Netflix.
The stage and film actor was praised by admirers who also wished her well and thanked her for being an inspiration.
“I look forward to watching you in your coming projects. Your work is astounding and your posts are so uplifting,” a Scottish fan writes. “Your gift and talent in your craft is just mesmerising.”
Another recounts the actress’s previous stage appearances prior to her transition to film. “We so loved having YOUR immense talent in the theatre,” the fan writes. Once again, thank you!
The multi-talented actress debuted on Broadway in 1974 as Anjelica in Love for Love. She later contributed her strong vocals to the 1994 Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard, where she voiced the delusional silent film diva Norma Desmond, a role she returned to in 2017.
Hollywood director George Roy Hill, best known for films such as Slapshot (1977), The Sting (1973), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), found her while she was performing on Broadway. Hill was making The World According to Garp (1982), a picture in which she was cast as Robin Williams’ mother, despite the fact that Williams was only four years younger. She received her first of eight Oscar nominations in her career for her performance, but she never won.
Subsequently, Close received consecutive nominations for her roles in The Natural (1984) and The Big Chill (1983).
Even though Close’s fourth and fifth Oscar nominations, respectively, for the resentful wife in Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction are difficult to win, she does have three Golden Globes, three Tony Awards, and three Primetime Emmys.
Her roles in Albert Noobs (2011) and The Wife (2017), in which she costarred with her doppelgänger daughter Annie Starke—her only child whose father is John Starke—earned her the sixth and seventh academy nominations. Close was previously married three times before entering into a relationship with Starke from 1987 to 1991.
In Father Figures, where she plays a younger version of Close’s character, Annie, 35, also starred alongside her mother.