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Who is Diana Scarwid?

Born Diana Elizabeth Scarwid on the 27th August 1955, in Savannah, Georgia USA, she is a retired actress, perhaps best known to the world as Christina Crawford in the biopic about the daughter of Joan Crawford, in the film “Mommie Dearest” in 1981, and also as Louise in the drama film “Inside Moves” a year prior, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Her career was active from the mid- ‘70s until 2011, during which time Diana appeared in over 70 film and TV titles.

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Diana Scarwid Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Diana grew up on Tybee Island, Georgia with her parents, Elizabeth and Anthony John Scarwid, and her three brothers. She finished high school in her hometown, upon which she moved to New York, with a desire to become an actress, enrolling at Pace University and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, finishing her studies as an honor student.

Career Beginnings

Diana’s career started with several minor roles in such TV series as “Police Woman”, then “Starsky and Hutch” and “Kojak”, all in 1976. After that, she started getting roles in television films, such as “Bunco”, with Tom Selleck in the lead role, and “The Possessed”, both in 1977. Before the ‘70s ended, Diana appeared in several other television films, however, it was the start of the ‘80s that brought a change in Diana’s career.

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Rise to Prominence

Diana started the next decade with the role of Jeanne in the Academy Award-nominated film “Honeysuckle Rose”, and was then chosen for the lead role in the drama film “Inside Moves”, starring next to John Savage and David Morse, and which gained her an Academy Award nomination and launched her to prominence. She continued with another successful role, the part of Christina Crawford in the biopic about Christina’s childhood and adult life, “Mommie Dearest” – with these two roles, Diana was at the top of Hollywood. In 1983, Diana starred in the sci-fi horror film “Strange Invaders” with Paul Le Mat and Nancy Allen, and had a supporting role in the Golden Globe Award-nominated drama “Rumble Fish”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and a supporting role in the film “Silkwood”, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher. Her next prominent appearance was in the thriller-horror film “Psycho III” (1986), co-starring Anthony Perkins and Jeff Fahey, and before the end of the decade, Diana also starred in the television film “After the Promise”, next to Mark Harmon.

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Career Decline

The ‘90s weren’t so successful for Diana – though she featured in several films and TV series, only a few are worth mentioning, including the television film “Truman” (1995), in which she played Bess Truman, and for which she won an Emmy Award nomination. She tried to revive her career with the start of the new millennium, first with the role of Jody in the film “What Lies Beneath”, starring Harrison Ford, James Remar and Michelle Pfeiffer, and then as Elke in the highly-acclaimed biopic about Michael Alig, entitled “Party Monster” in 2003, starring with Macaulay Culkin and Wilson Cruz, but there was no stopping her career decline. Before retirement, Diana secured a couple more popular roles, as Karen Tyler in the short-lived fantasy drama series “Wonderfalls” in 2004, and as Vivian Davies in the romantic drama film “Dream Boy” in 2008.

Diana Scarwid Net Worth Today

During her career, Diana appeared in over 70 film and TV titles, some of which increased her wealth to a large degree, so do you know how rich Diana Scarwid is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Diana’s net worth is as high as $700,000, which is still pretty decent, considering that she hasn’t been active as an actress for quite some time.

Do You Know About Diana Scarwid’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Husband, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Diana has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera; she was married to physician Dr. Eric Allen Scheinbart from 1978 until 1995, and they welcomed two children, Jeremy Scheinbart and Ursula. There are no details as to why the two split up.

Internet Presence

Although she has been away from the public eye for quite some time, Diana has remained popular and can be found on social media platforms, particularly Facebook, on which she has over 5,000 followers, but there is no newer post than October 2017. Anyways, you can still become her fan if you just follow the link to her Facebook page. Diana isn’t active on Instagram and Twitter.

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