Was told her mother, who committed suicide, died of heart failure. Learned the truth while reading a movie magazine in a high-school art class.
Turned down the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist.
Nicknamed "Hanoi Jane" for her controversial trip to North Vietnam in 1972, where she was photographed sitting on an enemy aircraft gun. Expressed regret for the photos in a 2005 interview on 60 Minutes.
Performed with her father in On Golden Pond, their only appearance together on film. He won his only Oscar for his role, and she accepted the statuette on his behalf.
Received an honorary degree from Emerson College in May 2000.