Susan Alexandra “Sigourney” Weaver earned her popularity when she played the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the 1979 sci-fi film, “Alien.” reprising the role in three sequels earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She started using the name Sigourney after getting inspired by a particular character in the novel, “The Great Gatsby.”
Sigourney was a tall teenager with a height of 5’ 11 ½ inches before she turned 18. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English, from Stanford University. Weaver is married to stage director, Jim Simpson, and the couple has one daughter, Charlotte Simpson.
Siblings, Shirley MacLaine And Warren Beatty
If you’re a fan of Warren Beatty, you must know for a fact that he has a biological sister; and that said sister is none other than Shirley MacLaine. MacLaine started her acting career ahead of Beatty and he didn’t want to gain popularity as Shirley’s brother.
When asked why Beatty was so interested in filmmaking over acting, MacLaine said “That's why he's more comfortable behind the camera, he's in the total-control aspect. He has to have control over everything.” Beatty won an Academy Award for Best Director for "Reds" and earned nominations for Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay. Wow, such a talented guy here!
Surfer Dude, Keanu Reeves
Keanu Charles Reeves is one of the most prominent figures in Hollywood with several blockbuster films like the "John Wick" franchise, the "Bill and Ted" franchise, "Speed," and, how could we forget, "The Matrix" film series. A New York Times critic recognized Reeves' versatility in his craft, by saying that the Canadian actor "displays considerable discipline and range... he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles.”
Reeves explored his artistic side by engaging in music and playing bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. He also delivered a thrilling performance onstage as Prince Hamlet and penned the text for a picture book, "Ode to Happiness." Then, of course, who could forget when the internet fell in love with him via the “sad Keanu” meme?
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a British actress best known for her character, Sylvia, in the 1960 drama film, "La Dolce Vita." Prior to entering the acting industry, she worked as a fashion model during her teenage years. She also joined prestigious beauty contests such as Miss Sweden, which she won.
Her strong sex appeal and controversial private life created headlines in various gossip magazines, like her highly publicized romances with Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, and Errol Flynn. She became a pinup model for Playboy magazine and got involved in publicity stunts. She married and divorced twice. At the age of 83, Ekberg died due to complications of illnesses.
The Beatles And Their Partners
This photograph was taken in February of 1968 when the Beatles, together with their wives/girlfriends attended a Transcendental Meditation program at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India. They first met Maharishi in 1967, while the famous Transcendental Meditation teacher was in England for a lecture tour. This particular trip of the famous band proved to be productive and gained a lot of media attention.
The English rock band, especially George Harrison, was instrumental in shaping Western attitudes and behaviors about Indian spirituality. They took time to promote the benefits and practice of Transcendental Meditation. It is believed and proven that this non-religious method promotes relaxation and self-development.