Sally Kirkland (born October 31, 1941) is an American film and television actress.
Kirkland was named after her mother, fashion editor Sally Kirkland, who was a fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines, and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father, Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the scrap metal business. She was a goddaughter of actress Shelley Winters.
Kirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1962, and has been said to have been the first actress to appear nude in legitimate theater, in a 1968 production of Sweet Eros. The following year, she gave a widely acclaimed performance in the classic underground film Coming Apart. In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1987 for Anna, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Kirkland currently (as of 2010) hosts a show on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network.
Kirkland has had frequent television roles, including The Simple Life 5: Goes to Camp and the soap operas Valley of the Dolls and Days of Our Lives and Three's Company. Films in which she has