Hollywood High School
Starred on the series "Damien"
Featured in "Insidious: Chapter 2"
Joined the cast of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" as the Evil Queen's (Lana Parrilla) mother
Appeared in the horror thriller "Insidious"
Portrayed Natalie Portman's overbearing mother and a former ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan"
Co-starred with Rachel Blanchard and Shirley MacLaine in "Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning"
Starred in "Riding the Bullet," based on the novel by Stephen King
Cast on short-lived drama series "The Mountain" (The WB)
Returned to series TV playing Dr. Francesca Alberghetti on CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"
Starred as the mother superior of a convent in the CBS TV-movie "The Staircase"
Received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as the manipulative Madame Merle in Jane Campion's adaptation of "The Portrait of a Lady"
Cast as Sarah in the TNT biblical drama "Abraham"
Succeeded Angelica Huston as Clara Allen in the sequel series "Return to Lonesome Dove" (CBS)
Co-starred opposite Dennis Hopper in "Paris Trout"
Won an Emmy for playing an accused murderer in "A Killing in a Small Town" (CBS)
Played Mary Magdalene in Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ"
Earned second Cannes Best Actress Award for "A World Apart"
Co-starred with Bette Midler in Garry Marshall's "Beaches"
Won first Cannes Best Actress Award for "Shy People"
Played the love interest to Gene Hackman's character in the basketball drama "Hoosiers"
Had featured role as Leigh in Wooody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Landed memorable role as the woman who shot Robert Redford's character in "The Natural"
Played Glennis Yeager, wife of test pilot Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff"
Had a leading role in Richard Rush's "The Stunt Man"
Played Karen Holmes in the NBC miniseries version of "From Here to Eternity"
Starred with Charlton Heston in "The Last Hard Men"
Guest starred on a two-part episode of Carradine's television series "Kung Fu" (ABC), playing a love interest to his character Kwai Chang Caine
Once again teamed with David Carradine for Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha"
Played a surrogate mother in "The Baby Maker"
Co-starred in the Glenn Ford western, "Heaven with a Gun"; first film with actor David Carradine
First leading role in a feature film, "Last Summer"
Made her feature acting debut in "With Six You Get Eggroll"
Short film acting debut, "The Whole Damn Human Race and One More"
Starred on ABC series "The Munroes" (ABC)
Made her acting debut with a recurring role on "Gidget" (ABC)
Discoved by an agent during a school production at Hollywood High School
Is of Russian, Hungarian, and Irish descent.
Family nicknamed her "Sarah Bernhardt" due to her early passion for acting.
During the filming of "Last Summer" (1969), a seagull was killed. Hershey felt responsible for the bird's death and changed her stage name to "Seagull" as a tribute to the creature. She changed name back to Barbara Hershey after "Diamonds" (1975).