Born: 3 December 1960
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best known as: The mermaid in Splash
Daryl Hannah's career took off when she appeared as the painted android Pris in RIdley Scott
's Blade Runner
(1982, with Harrison Ford
). She then showed she could play a romantic lead opposite Tom Hanks
, in the hit mermaid movie Splash
(1985). Though the tall, powerful blonde has also appeared in dramas like Wall Street
(1987), she is best-known for romantic comedies like Roxanne
(1987, based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac
) and My Favorite Martian
(1999). Newer audiences are more familiar with Hannah as an environmental activist and as the villainous Elle Driver in Quentin Tarantino
's two-part martial arts slugfest Kill Bill
In the past Hannah had much-publicized romances with John F. Kennedy Jr. and with singer Jackson Browne.
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