Born on November 6th, 1946
From Pasadena, California
After Iris (Sally Field) divorces her wealthy husband, she becomes a housekeeper for Paula (Judy Davis) and Leo (Jerry Wasserman), a rich Maine couple. Paula is demanding and almost impossible to please, but when her marriage falls apart, she does not know how to handle the painful separation. Without anyone to turn to, the two women form an unlikely friendship, help each other cope with the hardships of divorce, and learn how to move forward with their lives.
M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.