About this actor
Anne Archer (born August 25, 1947) is an American actress who has performed in feature films, television, and stage. Among her best known roles is that of Beth in the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction. Archer was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Marjorie Lord and John Archer. Archer married William Davis in 1968 though the couple divorced in the mid 1970s. She then married Terry Jastrow in 1978. Archer has two sons, one from each marriage. Archer's first TV appearance was in 1970 on the series Men at Law. Her first feature film was The Honkers (1972). Archer was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Beth Gallagher in Adrian Lyne's 1987 blockbuster Fatal Attraction. She played a deceived, then violently protective mother of a six-year old daughter, and wife of stalked philanderer Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), whose weekend tryst with psychotic book editor Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) buys him more than he bargained for. Other prominent movie roles include...