Kathleen Turner is an American actress, producer, and director. She was born on June 19, 1954, in Springfield, Missouri. Turner made her film debut in the movie "Body Heat" (1981), for which she received critical acclaim and became a sex symbol of the 1980s. She went on to star in several successful films, including "Romancing the Stone" (1984), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), "The War of the Roses" (1989), and "Serial Mom" (1994).
Turner has also worked extensively in the theater, appearing in productions of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," and "High." In addition to her acting career, she has also produced and directed several films and has been involved in numerous charitable causes, including working with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and serving as a board member of People for the American Way.