Faye Dunaway

Birth Day January 14th, 1941
Birth Place Bascom, Florida
Age 83 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

An American actress, and writer, Dorothy Faye Dunaway is popularly known as Faye Dunaway. She is famous for a starring role in the films and TV shows such as "Supergirl", "Barfly", "The Handmaid's Tale", "Arizona Dream", "Don Juan DeMarco", "The Twilight of the Golds", "Gia", "The Rules of Attraction", "Doc", "The Three Musketeers", "The Champ", "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc", "Alias", "Back When We Were Grownups", "Pandemic", "Grey's Anatomy", "Midnight Bayou", "Soul Food", "Touched by an Angel", "Documentary Now!", "A Family Thanksgiving", and more.

As a writer, Faye Dunaway has released her autobiography "Looking for Gatsby: My Life" in 1995 where she confronted this reputation and described herself as a "perfectionist". She won several awards including Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Awards, BAFTA Awards, and was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award for her portrayal of opera singer Maria Callas in "Master Class". In 2011, the government of France made her an Officer of the order of Art and Letters. She appeared in several theatres likes "A Man for All Seasons", "After the Fall", "Tartuffe", "Candida", "The Changeling", "But for Whom Charlie", "Old Times" and she also featured in the music video "Into the Great Wide Open", and "I Heard". She was ranked 27th by People Magazine on a list of the 50 most beautiful people in 1994 and ranked 65th by Empire Magazine on a list of the 100 top stars in film history as well as her roles as Bonnie Parker and Joan Crawford were respectively named 32nd and 41st on the AFI's list of the fifty greatest screen characters in the villain category. She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 2.8K followers on Facebook, 770 followers on Instagram, and 466 followers on Twitter.

Early Life

Faye Dunaway opened her eyes for the very first time on 14 January 1941. She was conceived with her born name of Dorothy Faye Dunaway in Bascom, Florida, the United States. She holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic background as she is of English, French Huguenot, Scottish, and Irish Ancestry. Capricorn is her zodiac sign as per her birth date and her race is White. By religion, she is a devout Catholic and has said that she attends morning Mass regularly. In 1996, she converted and was a lifelong Protestant. As of 2021, she celebrated her 80 birthday on 14 January which is her present age.
Faye Dunaway was born to her father, John MacDowell Dunaway Jr., a career non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, and her mother, Grace April Smith. She has a sibling: a brother named Mac S. Dunaway, who is a lawyer.
Concerning Faye Dunaway's education, she studied at Florida State University. Later, she graduated with a degree in theater from Boston University. Before, she graduated from Leon High School where she took dance classes, tap, piano, and singing. Moreover, she joined an acting class at the American National Theatre and Academy where she was spotted b Lloyd Richards and recommended to director Elia Kazan who was in search of young talent.

Personal Life

The multiple award-winning American actress, Faye Dunaway is currently single and focuses on her career acting. Previously, she was married to Peter Wolf, who is a lead singer of the rock group The J. Geils Band. Then, she married a British photographer Terry O'Neil, when he was assigned by People magazine to take pictures of Peter Wolf and of her in 1977. She got married to him in 1983 and filed for divorce in 1987. They adopted a boy named Liam Dunaway O'Neill (Born in 1980). After the divorce from O'Neill, she dated English author Frederick Forsyth and then she has a three-year relationship with Warren Lieberfarb, Home Video president of Warner Bros. By sexuality, she is straight.

In 1962, Faye Dunaway was in a relationship with stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce and she was engaged to photographer Jerry Schatzberg from 1967 to 1968 during the time she starred in his first film as a director "Puzzle of a Downfall Child", and "A Place for Lovers". She was in a relationship with Marcello Mastroianni from 1980 to 1970 and after two years in a relationship, she wanted to marry him but Mastroianni, a married man, could not bear to hurt his wife and refused, despite protests from his teenage daughter Barbara and his close friend Federico Fellini. She had an affair with Burt Reynolds, Harris Yulin, Bernard Montiel, and Robert Altman.

Net Worth

The multi-talented lady, Faye Dunaway earned a good amount of money and fame from her entertainment field. She has an estimated net worth of around $50 million as of 2021 but her salary income is not revealed yet. Her main source of income comes from her acting and writing. She is living a cool lifestyle at her works.

Body Measurement

The standing height of Faye Dunaway is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. She is one of the greatest and most beautiful actresses with a slim body build. She has a perfectly balanced bodyweight of 63 Kg (139 Ibs). She has a pair of brown or green eyes color and she has blonde hair color. Likewise, her body measurement is 36-24-34 inches. She used to wear a 34 C bra size, 10 US shoe size, and 7 US dress size.



  • 1967- "The Happening", "Hurry Sundown", "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • 1968- "The Thomas Crown Affair", "A Place for Lovers"
  • 1969- "The Extraordinary Seaman", "The Arrangement"
  • 1970- "Little Big Man", "Puzzle of a Downfall Child"
  • 1971- "The Deadly Trap", "Doc"
  • 1973- "Oklahoma Crude", "The Three Musketeers"
  • 1974- "Chinatown", "The Towering inferno", "The Four Musketeers"
  • 1975- "Three Days of the Condor"
  • 1976- "Voyage of the Damned", "Network"
  • 1978- "Eyes of Laura Mars"
  • 1979- "The Champ"
  • 1980- "The First Deadly Sin"
  • 1981- "Mommie Dearest"
  • 1983- "The Wicked Lady"
  • 1984- "Ordeal by Innocence", "Supergirl"
  • 1987- "Barfly"
  • 1988- "Midnight Crossing", "The Gamble", "Burning Secret"
  • 1989- "Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, as Long as It's Love", "Wait Until Spring, Bandini"
  • 1990- "The Handmaid's Tale", "The Two Jakes"
  • 1991- "Scorchers"
  • 1992- "Double Edge"
  • 1993- "Arizona Dream", "The Temp"
  • 1994- "Don Juan DeMarco"
  • 1995- "Drunks"
  • 1996- "Dunston Checks In", "Albino Alligator", "The Twilight of the Golds", "The Chamber"
  • 1997- "En Brazos de la Mujer Madura"
  • 1999- "Love Lies Bleeding", "The Thomas Crown Affair", "The Messenger: The Stor of Joan of Arc"
  • 2000- "The Yards", "Stanley's Gig"
  • 2001- "The Yellow Bird"
  • 2002- "Changing Hearts", "The Rules of Attraction", "The Calling"
  • 2003- "Blind Horizon"
  • 2004- "Last Goodbye", "El Padrino", "Jennifer's Shadow"2005- "Ghosts Never Sleep"
  • 2006- "Love Hollywood Style", "Rain", "Cut Off"
  • 2007- "Cougar Club", "Say It in Russian", "The Gene Generation"
  • 2008- "The Rage", "Flick"
  • 2009- "The Magic Stone", "Balladyna", "21 and a Wake-up"
  • 2014- "Master Class"
  • 2017- "The Bye Bye Man", "The Case for Christ", "Inconceivable"
  • 2021- "The Man Who Drew God"

TV Shows

  • 1965- "Seaway"
  • 1971- "Great Performances", "The Woman I Love"
  • 1976- "The Disappearance of Aimee"
  • 1981- "Evita Peron"
  • 1982- "The Country Girl"
  • 1984- "Ellis Island"
  • 1985- "Christopher Columbus", "Thirteen at Dinner"
  • 1986- "Beverly Hills Madam"
  • 1987- "Casanova"
  • 1989- "Cold Sassy Tree"
  • 1990- "Silhouette"
  • 1993- "It Had to Be You", "Columbo"
  • 1995- "A Family Dividend", "Road to Avonlea"
  • 1996- "The People Next Door"
  • 1997- "Rebecca"
  • 1998- "A Will of Their Own", "Gia"
  • 2000- "Running Mates"
  • 2001- "Touched by an Angel", "Soul Food"
  • 2002- "The Biographer"
  • 2002-03- "Alias"
  • 2004- "Anonymous Rex", "Back When We Were Grownups"
  • 2006- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • 2007- "Pandemic"
  • 2009- "Grey's Anatomy", "Midnight Bayou"
  • 2010- "A Family Thanksgiving"
  • 2016- "Documentary Now!"
  • 2017- "Faye Dunaway: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival"


  • 1961-1963- "A Man for All Seasons"
  • 1964- "But for Whom Charlie"
  • 1964-1965- "After the Fall"
  • 1965- "The Changeling", "Tartuffe"
  • 1965-1967- "Hogan's Goat"
  • 1971- "Candida"
  • 1972- "Old Times"
  • 1973- "A Streetcar Named Desire"
  • 1982- "The Curse of an Aching Heart"
  • 1986- "Circe and Bravo"
  • 1996- "Master Class"
  • 2019- "Tea at Five"

Music Video Appearances

  • 1991- "Into the Great Wide Open"
  • 2010- "I Heard"

Awards and Nominations Received by Faye Dunaway

Major Associations

  • 1968- Academy Awards for "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • 1975- Academy Awards for "Chinatown"
  • 1977- Academy Awards for "Network"
  • 1968- BAFTA Awards for "Bonnie and Clyde", "Hurry Sundown"
  • 1975- BAFTA Awards for "Chinatown"
  • 1978- BAFTA Awards for "Network"
  • 1994- Emmy Awards (Primetime) for "Columbo"
  • 1968- Golden Globe Awards for "Hurry Sundown" & "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • 1971, 1975- Golden Globe Awards for "Puzzle of Downfall Child" & "Chinatown"
  • 1976, 1977- Golden Globe Awards for "Three Days of the Condor" & "Network"
  • 1985, 1998- Golden Globe Awards for "Ellis Island" & "Barfly"
  • 1994, 1999, & 2001- Golden Globe Awards for "Columbo", "Gia", & "Running Mates"
  • 1998- Screen Actors Guild Awards for "The Twilight of the Golds"

Film Critics Awards

  • 1976- Kansas City Film Critics for "Network"
  • 1977 & 1982- National Society of Film Critics for "Network" & "Mommie Dearest"
  • 1977- New York Film Critics Circle for "Network" & "Mommie Dearest"

Festival Awards

  • 1968- Mar del Plata International Film Festival for "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • 2001- Chicago International Film Festival & Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • 2007- Almeria International Short Film Festival
  • 2013- Locarno International Film Festival
  • 2017- Dallas International Film Festival

Other Awards and Nominations

  • 1991 & 1997- CableACE Awards for "Cold Sassy Tree", & "The Twilight of the Gold"
  • 1968 & 1977- David di Donatello Awards for "Bonnie and Clyde", & "Network"
  • 1996- Gemini Awards for "Road to Avonlea"
  • 1974- Hasty Pudding Theatricals
  • 1967, 1968, 1970- Laurel Awards
  • 1968- Laurel Awards for "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • 1999- Satellite Awards for "Gia"
  • 1996- Walk of Fame

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