Sally Kirkland (born October 31, 1941) is an American film and television actress.
Kirkland was born in New York City and was the goddaughter of Shelley Winters. She was named after her mother, fashion editor Sally Kirkland, who was a fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines. Her father, Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the scrap metal business. Kirkland was a student of Lee Strasberg and a member of Andy Warhol's coterie.
Kirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1962, and has been said to have been the first actress to appear nude in legitimate theater, in a 1968 production of Sweet Eros. In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1987 for Anna, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She lost the Oscar that year to Cher in Moonstruck. She currently hosts a show on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network.
Kirkland has had frequent television roles, including Valley of the Dolls and the soap opera Days of our Lives.
Her film roles include playing the mother in EDtv, Oliver Stone's JFK, the romantic comedy The Last Guy on Earth, the Nick Nolte drama Off The Black, Adam and Steve and Coffee Date.
Kirkland appeared on The Simple Life 5: Goes to Camp in 2007.
 Personal life
Kirkland is a minister in the Church of The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, an artist, and teaches yoga and meditation and drama. She is also a health activist including advocating for women harmed by breast implants. She founded the Kirkland Institute for Implant Survival Syndrome in August, 1998. In October, 2006, Kirkland joined Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in marching for Peace in Los Angeles