Full Name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
Why Famous: Sigourney Weaver is known as the Sci-fi Queen, especially as the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the four "Alien" films and her role as Dana Barrett in "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II".
Weaver is the first person to win two Golden Globe awards in the same year in 1988 for "Working Girl" and "Gorillas in the Mist"
Other significant roles in Weaver's career include "The Ice Storm" (1987) and Avatar (2009).
Weaver changed her name in her early 20s from Susan to Sigourney after the character Sigourney Howard in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby".
- 1984-10-01 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
- 1979-05-25 "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released
- 1988-12-20 "Working Girl" premieres directed by Mike Nicols, starring Melanie Griffin, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver
- 2009-12-18 James Cameron's "Avatar" starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, released in the US, becomes highest-grossing film of all time