Steven Spielberg’s First Wife Is a Horror Movie Icon and One of Disney’s Best-Kept Secrets


Steven Spielberg’s career is the stuff of legend. However, the director’s personal life is not often talked about. However, the two spoke briefly in the 1980s, during which time he worked with both his first and second wives. Spielberg currently. is married to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Star Kate Capshaw. But the director’s first wife is also a horror icon and played a key role in the Spielberg-produced classic film.

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Steven Spielberg married Kate Capshaw in 1991

Spielberg and Capshaw married in 1991. The latter, of course, played Willie Scott in 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. But at the time of that film’s release, Spielberg had actually rekindled his relationship with actor Amy Irving. The pair met during the audition Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1976.

Irving and Spielberg eventually married in 1985 and divorced in 1989. According to the BBC, their divorce settlement is the most expensive in history. In 1996, Irving married Brazilian director Bruno Barreto, whom she divorced in 2005. And since 2007, she has been married to documentary filmmaker Kenneth Bowser Jr. Spielberg, of course, married Capshaw a few years later.

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But his first wife is the horror film icon of ‘Carrie’

Around the same time she met Spielberg, Irving began her film career in 1976 Carrie. Based on a Stephen King novel, the story centers on a teenage girl (Sissy Spacek) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Irving plays Sue Snell, whose attempt to befriend Carrie leads to disaster at their high school prom. The Brian De Palma film marked the beginning of several careers and was the first film adaptation of King’s work.

By the end of the film, Irving’s character emerges as the “last girl” who escapes Carrie’s wrath. The actor also reprized his role in 1999’s forgotten sequel The Rage: Carry 2. In that film, Emily Burgle stars as Carey’s younger half-sister, who develops similar abilities and uses them to seek revenge. Carrie The original film was remade in 2013 without the involvement of the cast or crew.

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Amy Irving also acted in 1 of Steven Spielberg’s films

in addition to the following Carrie, Irving appeared in several other films. Most recently, she appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s 2018 horror film unwell. But Irving also earned an Academy Award nomination for yantli. He is part of the ensemble cast in the 2000 Oscar-winning drama transportation. But perhaps one of her most notable roles has been as the singing voice for Jessica Rabbit. who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Kathleen Turner provides the character’s speaking voice and is praised for her work. But as audiences first meet Jessica during her sultry performance of “Why Don’t You Do Right,” Irving deserves more credit for her role. The Spielberg-produced film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, has become a cinematic milestone. But Irving’s role in shaping Jessica Rabbit is rarely mentioned.



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