Her salary for Alien: Resurrection (1997) was more than the entire cost of the original Alien (1979) movie.
Has worked with three Bagginses. In Alien (1979) she works with Ian Holm, who played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation and Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In The Ice Storm (1997) she worked with Elijah Wood, who played the part in the film. In Aliens (1986) the stunt double for Newt was Kiran Shah, who was also Wood's scale double.
Ranked #74 on Empires's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. (2007).
Niece of Doodles Weaver.
Suffered nightmares for two weeks after reading the script for The Village (2004).
Ranked #20 on E4's 100 Greatest Movie Stars. She was the second highest female on the list behind #13 Audrey Hepburn.
Injured her knee during the shooting of Snow Cake (2006) and has been forced to stop exercising for a year.
Measurements: 34B-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT.
#13 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine. (1997)
Dana Barrett, her character in the Ghostbusters films, is the only character among the leads who did not appear in the animated adaptation, The Real Ghostbusters (1986).
In the film Alien: Resurrection (1997) Sigourney actually managed to sink the basketball into the hoop backwards on the first take, even though she wasn't supposed to or intended to. The shot was almost ruined because Ron Perlman broke character because he was so amazed.
Afraid to travel in elevators.
She is one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett.
Eye/hair color: brown
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