SUSAN Sarandon has become one of the most established names in Hollywood.
Here's what you need to know about her and her legendary career…
Susan Sarandon – born Susan Abigail Tomalin – is a Hollywood actress whose career has spanned fifty years.
Born on October 4, 1946, she is 71 years old.
Raised Roman Catholic, Susan is the eldest of nine children – with four brothers and four sisters.
Alongside her work in film, Susan is an outspoken political activist, notably supporting Jill Stein in the 2016 US election.
She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and animal rights activist and a leading voice in the fight to end the death penalty in the US.
As part of this, she was a notable fierce defender of Richard Glossip, a man who is currently incarcerated for a murder conviction.
Susan has had several iconic roles throughout her career.
This includes the role of Janet in cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Louise in Thelma and Louise, and Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking.
Other roles include starring opposite Julia Roberts in Stepmom, The Big Wedding, The Witches of Eastwick, The Lovely Bones and ElizabethTown.
Susan also makes frequent appearances in music videos for Saturday Night Live and viral sensation band, The Lonely Island.
She has won 52 awards during her career, winning the Best Lead Actress award for Dead Man Walking in 1995.
In 2016, she received the Kering Women in Motion award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Yes – Susan was married to Chris Sarandon from 1967 to 1979.
The pair met in college and despite the split, she has always maintained his surname in her professional persona.
She has previously been romantically connected to David Bowie, as well as director Louis Malle.
In the 80s, she was in a relationship with Italian film director Franco Amurri.
However, her most prominent relationship in her career was with Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins.
They met while filming Bull Durham together in 1988.
While the pair never married, they were an item from for 21 years, announcing their split in December 2009.
Susan is the mother of three children – one daughter and two sons.
Her eldest child is Eva Amurri, who was born in 1985 and is now a model and actress.
In Adam Sandler flick That's My Boy, Eva starred as a younger version of Susan in a flashback sequence.
Susan's two sons – John "Jack" Henry, and Miles Guthrie – were born during her relationship with Tim Robbins.
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