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My Résumé: Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner reviews her resume -- The femme fatale recalls ''Body Heat'', ''Serial Mom'' and others

At 52, the femme fatale with the booming voice is still steaming up screens with a newly issued Romancing the Stone DVD and an upcoming stint on Nip/Tuck as — what else? — a ''phone-sex artist.'' In her trademark baritone, Turner helps us relive the '80s and '90s.

BODY HEAT 1981 (Matty Walker)
''When [William Hurt's character] breaks through the window and comes in, it's still rated as the sexiest moment in film history.''

ROMANCING THE STONE 1984 and THE JEWEL OF THE NILE 1985 (Joan Wilder)
''It was tough circumstances, in Mexico and in Morocco. [Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, and I] would joke that we'd never do a film again in a country that started with M.''

PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED 1986 (Peggy Sue)
''My favorite moment is when she picks up the phone and hears her grandmother's voice — and she's been dead for years.''

THE WAR OF THE ROSES 1989 (Barbara Rose) and SERIAL MOM 1994 (Beverly Sutphin)
''It seems as though I have a black sense of humor, which serves me well.''

FRIENDS 2001 (Charles Bing/Helena Handbasket)
''A woman playing a man playing a woman. I said, 'How could anyone say no to that?'''

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 2005 (Martha)
''What I always wanted to achieve, which I felt had never been achieved in previous productions or in that dreadful film, was the humor and the wit [Martha and her husband] share.''

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints
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