- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#81). 
- Attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT.
- Her dad Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. ("Pat" Weaver), NBC-TV president (1953- 55), pioneered the desk-and-couch talk show format that still survives on two programs he created - NBC's "Today" (1952) and "Tonight!" (1953) (aka "The Tonight Show") shows.
- Ranked #71 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Changed her name after reading "The Great Gatsby".
- Debuted in Woody Allen 's Annie Hall (1977), duration: 6 seconds.
- Family: Daughter of NBC-TV executive Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. ("Pat" Weaver) and actress Elizabeth Inglis, older brother, Trajan Weaver. Uncle, actor Doodles Weaver.
- Afraid to travel in elevators.
- #13 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine. 
- Eye/hair color: brown
- Speaks fluent French and German.
- Graduated from Stanford University in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in English.
- Born at 6:15 PM EST
- Has one daughter, Charlotte Simpson, born 13 April 1990
- She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, 'Emma Thompson' , Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore and Jamie Foxx.
- Her salary for Alien: Resurrection (1997) was more than the entire cost of the original Alien (1979) movie.
- Measurements: 34B-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Suffered nightmares for two weeks after reading the script for The Village (2004).
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," but lost to a co-star, Judith Ivey.
- Has worked with three Bagginses. In Alien (1979) she works with Ian Holm, who played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation. In The Ice Storm (1997) she works with Elijah Wood, who played the part in the film. In Aliens (1986) the stunt double for Newt was Kiran Shah, who was also Wood's scale double.
- Though they have never worked together she has co-starred with nine actors who have also co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis: Ray Liotta, Dan Aykroyd, Kevin Kline, Tim Allen, J.E. Freeman, Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood, Philip Bosco and Bill Paxton. Both have co-starred with Michelle Williams. They have also both worked with composer John Ottman and director James Cameron.
- Sister of older brother, Trajan Weaver.
- In many of her roles her character has had to deal with artificially intelligent spaceships. In the "Alien" movies, she battles them. In Galaxy Quest (1999), much to her character's chagrin, she repeated whatever the spaceship said. In addition, on an episode of "Futurama" (1999), she had the chance to voice a spaceship.
- Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998
- Maintains a regular correspondence with Carrie Henn, who played Newt in Aliens.
- Attended the Yale School of Drama
- Shares her birthday with Matt Damon, Kirstanna Loken and Nick Cannon.
- Remains in contact with her former Aliens co-star Carrie Henn.
- In the film "Alien Resurrection" (1997) Sigourney actually managed to sink the basketball into the hoop backwards on the first take, even though she wasn't supposed to or intended to. The shot was almost ruined because Ron Pearlman broke character because he was so amazed.
- Her performance as Ellen Ripley in "Aliens" (1986) is ranked #58 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- Her performance as Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" quadrilogy is ranked #8 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
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