In January 2008, Sally Kirkland was hospitalized for exhaustion. She later received treatment for sleep deprivation.
Sally Kirkland wed Shelley Winters and her partner Gerry DeFord, 10 hours before Shelley died in January 2006.
By starring in the 1968 production of Sweet Eros Sally became the first actress to appear naked in legitimate theater.
Sally Kirkland was a member of the Andy Warhol coterie and a student of Lee Strasberg.
Sally is the goddaughter of actress Shelley Winters.
Sally was named after her mother.
Sally's mother was the fashion editor at both Vogue and Life magazines.
Sally turned down the role of Helen Buckman in the movie Parenthood, Diane Wiest took the role, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
In October of 2006, Sally joined Arun Gandhi, who is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in a Peace march in Los Angeles.
Sally has won many humanitarian awards, two of which were from Blue Cross and the Crippled Children's Society.
Sally: I have married thirteen couples. I am about to do a marriage next month.
Sally: I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression.
Sally: I suppose if I wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears to be sexual and spiritual at the same time.
Sally: I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous.
Sally: We wear our hearts on our sleeves and if people come at us with negativity, our strength, our armor is that the Sword of Truth.
Sally: For me, my salvation has always been painting, dancing, directing, producing, playing piano, writing poetry-creativity.
Sally: When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you are a movie star.
Sally: The only thing I could think of to do was to be an actress.
Sally: Rehab? I have been in a mental hospital, but I have never been to rehab.