Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston


7/8/1951, Santa Monica, California, USA

Birth Name

Anjelica Huston



Also Known As

Angelica Huston
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Anjelica Huston was born on July 8th, 1951 to actor and director John Huston and ballerina Enrica (Ricki) Soma. Anjelica spent most of her childhood in Ireland and England, and was in a few of her father's movies during her late teens. Unfortunately, her mother died that same…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Anjelica has been nominated for six Emmys. In 1989, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for Lonesome Dove. In 1995, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for Buffalo Girls. In 1997, she was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special for Bastard Out of Carolina. In 2002, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for The Mists of Avalon. In 2004, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Iron Jawed Angels. In 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Medium.

    • Anjelica has been nominated for 3 Oscars. In 1986, she was nominated for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for Prizzi's Honor. In 1990, she was nominated for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for Enemies: A Love Story. In 1991, she was nominated for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for The Grifters.

    • In 1999, Anjelica was honored with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

    • In 1998, Anjelica won the Golden Apple in the category of Female Star of the Year.

    • In 1997, Anjelica was nominated for a DGA Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials for her work on the 1996 film Bastard Out of Carolina.

    • In 1999, Anjelica won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the category of Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance for her role in the 1998 film Ever After.

    • Anjelca attended Kylemore Abbey High School in Connemara Ireland.

    • Anjelica's first major screen credit was her work as Claudia in "A Walk With Love and Death", 1969, with her father as the director.

    • Anjelica appeared as her "Addams Family" character -- Morticia -- in Hammer's "Addams Groove" music video.

    • In the movie "Blood Work", Anjelica works with Clint Eastwood. In "White Hunter Black Heart", Clint plays a movie director based on her father -- John Huston -- in a story about his experiences making "The African Queen."

    • Huston was offered the role of Annie Wilkes in the movie "Misery" (1990), but it turned it down, and the role ended up going to Kathy Bates.

    • Anjelica is 5'10", or 1.78 meters tall.

    • In the movie "The Dead", Anjelica uses an Irish accent, which was real because she spent most of her childhood in Ireland.

    • Anjelica is a cat lover. On her appearance on the "Rosie O'Donnell Show", she said that she has 11 cats at her home in Venice, California.

  • Quotes

    • Anjelica: Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.

    • Anjelica: There were times when I hated my nose. But you grow up and you start to recognize that maybe it wasn't a bad thing that you weren't born Barbie.

    • Anjelica: I do like the ocean wave, actually. I'm born under the sign of Cancer-the sign of the crab-so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such-although not the wide-open and deep seas.

    • Anjelica: I think most actors like to be liked.

    • Anjelica: I'm not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don't really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.

    • Anjelica: Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.

    • Anjelica: I've always thought with relationships, that it's more about what you bring to the table than what you're going to get from it. It's very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it's not so good.

    • Anjelica: My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.

    • Anjelica: Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life.

    • Anjelica: I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.

    • Anjelica: [On having children] I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with.

    • Anjelica: Age is not enviable in America. It's not applauded all that strongly. You have to take it all with a grain of salt.

    • Anjelica: My father was extremely loving to me and funny and wise and understanding, and at other times extremely demanding, critical, calculating, exacting. When you're a young woman, I think you want to please a lot, so maybe you accept more of the criticism than you would as an older person. But criticism can be very wounding. It certainly was to me.

    • Anjelica: I was never happily hedonistic. There's no hedonism without a downside.

    • Anjelica: It was difficult directing myself. For a woman it's extra-hard because you have to spend an hour and a half in hair and make-up and you're late to set up shots and you're changing clothes in the street and there's no time to recover.

    • Anjelica: I've never been the kind of actress whose sole interest was sex appeal, so I think that earns you some longevity. And I like character parts. It's a lot more fun and you don't have to rely on being the taste of the moment. That level of fame is probably very difficult to deal with. People screaming your name in the streets, quite honestly, isn't an audience I'm desperate to capture. I'm lucky. The people who tell me they like my work tend to be the kind of people I might be friends with anyway. I have a really nice audience.

    • Anjelica: I can't help feeling the world is on this terrible roller coaster where nobody can get it up since the atom bomb.

    • Anjelica: I like to dance. I probably would have been a dancer. I love music, it's good for the soul and dancing is good for people. I dance on my own, I go to classes, I have that sort of energy. I need to dance. People only need to dance to make them feel happy.

    • Anjelica: I have a very full life and I am very happy with where I am now. I don't want to change anything. I once wanted to have children and it was not my choice not to have children but it hasn't broken my heart that I haven't. I think unless you're truly whole-heartedly prepared to make a full-time commitment, you have to really think about it. I certainly wouldn't adopt children just because everybody in show business seems to be doing it.

  • An amazing statuesque actress...

    One of my all time favorites actesses is Anjelica Huston. I first loved her acting in the remake of the "Addams Family" as Morticia Addams. She has that perfect cold, but regal stare down. In "Ever After" as the step-mother, she character portrayal was excellent, she'd let out just a little glint of that human emotion of sorrow over her loss of her husband and a brief moment where you thought for sure she was going to say how much she loved poor Cinderella, then instant ice control would snap into place in her attempt to hide it. Her expressions, if real could freeze a flame. When she was in "Mists of Avalon," you can see the regal and commanding walk again. She really makes the characters come to life. If she was doing silent film, you'd definately know what was going on by the strength of her facial expressions.moreless
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    Anjelica Huston is really a talented actress. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "The Addams Family."