Sigourney Weaver is an American actress. A figure in science fiction and popular culture, she has received various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award.
Beginning her career in off-Broadway shows, Sigourney Weaver went on to do science fiction movies over the next three decades
Her role in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall only earned her $50
Her first role was in Woody Allen’s 1977 film Annie Hall, where she briefly appears towards the end as the unnamed date of Allen’s character Alvy. For the role, Weaver (who’s shot from such a distance she’s barely recognizable) was paid just $50.
Ridley Scott made Weaver do her own stunts in Alien
Alien’s director Ridley Scott insisted that Weaver should do all her own stunts in the film, and the indefatigable actress gladly rose to the challenge. Weaver was faced with harsh filming conditions and reported being “freezing” while filming in a flimsy T-shirt in the middle of winter. However, the steely actress was determined to get on with the task at hand. She managed to satisfy Scott and succeeded in pulling off all her own stunts.