Actress Glenn Close

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 10, 2001

My children and I love Glenn Close's portrayal of Cruella DeVil in Disney's 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians. What can you tell us about her?
—Amy C., Alabama

Glenn Close is a former aerobics instructor and cast member of the touring group Up With People. She was born in Greenwich, Conn., in 1947 and has two sisters, Tina and Jessie, and a brother, Alexander. She attended boarding schools in Zaire and in Switzerland and holds a bachelor's degree in drama and anthropology from the College of William and Mary. Close is known around Hollywood for her immense collection of movie costumes. She even had a special clause written into her 101 Dalmatians contract that ensured that she would get to keep DeVil's clothes after production. Professionally, she has won Obie, Tony, and Emmy awards, and has five Oscar nominations to her credit.