Sally Field – Then
Born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, Sally was a cheerleader in High School before launching her acting career. She got her first break as a crazy surfer girl in the sitcom Gidget in 1965, but the show was not popular and was canceled after a single season.
ABC saw her as a star, though, and wanted to find a project for her. They cast her in a new show called Flying Nun. It took her to the mid-70s in order to break out of the sitcom world, when she landed a role in the 1976 movie Sybil, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1977.
Sally Field – Now
Playing a young woman with multiple personality disorder was the break she really needed, and following that success the hit roles came flooding in for Sally. She co-starred with Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason in 1978’s second highest grossing film, Smokey and the Bandit, before landing her most iconic role in 1979 in Norma Rae.
After the 70’s, Sally became a household name for the new generation with roles in huge Hollywood hits like Mrs. Doutbfire and Forest Gump. Even more recently, she starred in the hit show Brothers and Sisters.