Shirley MacLaine
FameRank: 6

"Academy Award for Best Actress/Best Actress"

1983 Terms of Endearment

/ baftaawards = "BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role#Best Foreign Actress/Best Foreign Actress"

1959 Ask Any Girl (film)/Ask Any Girl

1960 The Apartment

/ emmyawards = "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special/Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special"

1976 Gypsy in My Soul

/ goldenglobeawards = "Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress/New Star of the Year – Actress"


"Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy/Best Actress – Musical or Comedy"

1960 The Apartment

1963 Irma la Douce

"Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama/Best Actress – Drama"

1983 Terms of Endearment

1988 Madame Sousatzka

"Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award/Cecil B. DeMille Award"


/ afiawards = "AFI Life Achievement Award"



"Shirley MacLean Beaty" (born April 24, 1934), known professionally as "Shirley MacLaine", is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won one Academy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, one Emmy Award and two BAFTA Awards.

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The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

Sex is hardly ever just about sex.

I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of ME.

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

For me, the safest place is out on a limb.

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.

I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

Blessed is he who has has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained.

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.