Kathleen Turner was really famous for being very attractive in the early 1980s. She acted in lots of movies with big stars like Steve Martin, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson. But over time, she didn’t look the same anymore, and her acting career slowed down.
In 1994, she said she had a condition where her own body was attacking itself, causing her a lot of pain and fevers. This made it hard for her to act.
She got nominated for awards for her acting, showing that you don’t have to be beautiful or super famous to do well in Hollywood.
In the early 1990s, doctors told her she had rheumatoid arthritis, which is a long-term sickness where your joints get swollen and painful. They said she might end up in a wheelchair because of it.
People started saying she drank too much because of the pain, but it wasn’t true. She wrote an essay in 2009 talking about how hard it was to deal with the pain and how it changed her priorities.
She’s famous for being the voice of Jessica Rabbit in a movie from 1988.
The medicines she took for her illness made her look different, which made people think she was into drugs or drinking. But she didn’t say anything about it.
She’s better now because she does exercises like gymnastics and Pilates every day. She was married to Jay Weiss for 23 years before they got divorced in 2007. She still acts sometimes, but not as much as before.
It’s good that she’s okay now, and we should tell people about how important exercise is for staying healthy.