awards & nominations

Black Swan (2010)

Barbara Hershey as "Erica Sayers/The Queen"

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

Barbara Hershey as "Candy Morrison"

In a quiet Texas town, Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) and her husband, Dale (Richard Gilliland), seem to live an ordinary life -- but that all changes when she begins sleeping with her husband's friend Stan Blankenship (John Terry). When Stan's wife winds up dead -- the victim of a brutal ax murder -- Candy's arrest leaves the community in disbelief. And, as her attorney Ed Reivers (Brian Dennehy) attempts to prove her innocence, he makes a shocking discovery about his client.

Emmy (Primetime) (1990)WonOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (1990)WonBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Barbara Hershey as "Mary Magdalene"

Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey).

Golden Globe (1988)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Barbara Hershey as "Lee"

Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest) and the men in their lives. Lee is having an affair with Hannah's husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick (Max von Sydow). Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment and her increasing dependence on Hannah's largesse, while being courted by the hypochondriac Mickey (Woody Allen).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role