logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

'Carrie' Star Sissy Spacek Reveals She's Enjoying Life at 70 – Here Are Some Reasons Why

Jaimie-lee Prince
Jul 03, 2020
05:00 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Sissy Spacek is happy in her old age. She has health, courage, and a slew of other bonuses that come with being 70 years old.

Advertisement

Sissy Spacek got her start in 1973's "Badlands," but things have become better and better as she's gotten older. The actress spoke to Closer Weekly about why she's enjoying life even more despite getting older.

Spacek, 70, is still in good health. As far as she's concerned, that's all she needs to make the most out of life. And that's just what she's doing these days.

Sissy Spacek attends Netflix's "Bloodline" Screening And Q&A attends at Pacific Design Center on May 4, 2015, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Sissy Spacek attends Netflix's "Bloodline" Screening And Q&A attends at Pacific Design Center on May 4, 2015, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Advertisement

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

Born in Quitman, Texas, the actress was active as a young girl. She adventured in the woods, climbed trees, swam, and rode horses. Unlike her well-known role in "Carrie," she was homecoming queen in high school.

Spacek knew she wanted to pursue acting early on. She used her cousin and actor Rip Torn's connections after moving to New York to enroll in the Actors Studio. She took up studies at Lee Strasberg Institute.

On the side, Spacek also pursued modeling and singing, but they didn't pan out successfully. Her breakthrough role in 1973's "Badlands" saw her play the character of Holly.

Advertisement
Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

"CARRIE" AND "COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER"

The film also allowed her to meet production designer Jack Fisk. The pair married in 1974, and Fisk landed Spacek her most well-known role in 1976. She became a household face thanks to the classic horror film, "Carrie."

Advertisement

Based on the book by Stephen King, Spacek played a high school girl who is humiliated at school then finds out she has telekinetic powers. The actress gained an Academy Award nomination for the part.

Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. | Photo: Getty Images

Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

She gained an Oscar, though, for the 1980's film, "Coal Miner's Daughter," in which she portrayed Loretta Lynn. Spacek used her own singing voice for the film, garnering praise from colleagues.

PERSONAL LIFE AND GROWING OLD

In her personal life, she and Fisk had two daughters, Schuyler and Madison, who are both in entertainment. Spacek spent more time with her family as she got older while continuing her screenwork.

Jack Fisk and actress Sissy Spacek arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Jack Fisk and actress Sissy Spacek arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Advertisement

Speaking to Closer, the actress said of her increasing years: "People treat you with more respect. They open doors for you. Plus, you have the courage to really say what you believe."

Still, she looks back at her career fondly. "I shouldn't ever complain about anything because I've had all the most important things in life," she noted. She further doted on her husband's endearing sense of humor and creativity.

Sissy Spacek and her family on August 1, 2011, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Sissy Spacek and her family on August 1, 2011, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Advertisement

CURRENT LIFE AND LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE

The couple has been married for 46 years, and it all began with a California wedding in which they both wore jeans. Their union has lasted as a result of continuous teamwork both on and off the screen.

Spacek once told Huffington post that the two share support of each other and have a similar understanding of their business, among other shared interests.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Richard Gere Promised 3rd Wife 'At Least 20 Good Years' Together When He Married Her at 68

May 11, 2022

Tom Brady & Pregnant Bridget Moynahan Split - She Wed Husband at Secret Ceremony 9 Years Later

February 20, 2022

Erin Murphy AKA Tabitha from 'Bewitched' Is Now a Mom of 6 — Inside Her Life 50 Years after the Show

May 14, 2022

BernNadette Stanis Was a Virgin When She Wed a Man 'Who Wasn't Very Kind in Words' — Inside Their Marriage

May 01, 2022

Michael Caine Fell for Wife of 49 Years in ‘8 Minutes’ - He Called Her 11 Times before She Agreed to Date

February 07, 2022

Jamie Lee Curtis Dedicated Her Life to Adopted Kids Yet Had No 'Inkling' That Her Daughter Was Trans

March 28, 2022

Betty White Was Proud 'To Be In Such Good Health' before Her 100th Birthday — Unpacking Her Last Interview

May 02, 2022

Samuel L Jackson & Wife Are Married for 41 Years & 'Still Love Each Other' Though They Took 10 Years to Wed

March 10, 2022

Hollywood Stars Including William Shatner Share Tributes to M*A*S*H Actor Sally Kellerman Who Died at 84

February 25, 2022

Laura Linney's Wedding to Man She 'Fell Very Hard For' Was 'A Celebration of Love and Loss' Due to Pal's Death

May 05, 2022

'M*A*S*H's Sally Kellerman Lost Husband & Daughter in 3 Months & Still 'Put on a Brave Front' Amid Grief

February 25, 2022

Inside Dick Van Dyke & Decades Younger Wife’s Home Where He Shows off Routine He Says Will Get Him to 100

April 22, 2022

Paul Newman Left 1st Wife to Marry Joanne Woodward Yet Felt Guilty about It His Whole Life

April 19, 2022

Joanne Woodward ‘Doesn’t Even Remember’ the Love of Her Life Paul Newman after His Death due to Her Health State

April 03, 2022