Ellen Burstyn is celebrating her 85th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.
Popular actress Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist, The Last Picture Show, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 85th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Burstyn, a cultural icon
Born in Detroit on December 7, 1932, Ellen Burstyn's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Burstyn's not just a great actress, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Ellen hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Ellen Burstyn as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 85.
Happy Birthday, Ellen, you're the best!
Ellen Burstyn career in pictures
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