Emmy award-winner Barbara Hershey is an American actress best known for her outstanding performance in the TV film A Killing in a Small Town in 1990. In a similar way, she was nominated for an Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for The Portrait of a Lady.

Since her debut in 1965, she began appearing in several films and TV shows like The Last Temptation of Christ, A World Apart, Shy People, Beaches, and Black Swan. In 1974, she changed her stage name to Seagull.

What Is Barbara Hershey’s Net Worth?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Hershey is estimated at around $12 million as of mid-2022. Her million dollar fortune comes from her successful career as an actress.

Barbara Hershey began her acting journey following her high school graduationImage Source: Pinterest
Barbara Hershey began her acting journey following her high school graduation
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The average pay range of an actor ranges from around $32,367 to $88,000 per year. The pay range can rise depending on work experience and skills.

Made Her Acting Debut in Gidget

The 74-year-old actress made her acting debut in an American sitcom Gidget. She then appeared in television series like The Farmer’s Daughter, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Monroes, Daniel Boone, and others.

Likewise, she made her film debut in the 1968 comedy film With Six You Get Eggroll as Stacey Iverson. She then performed in films like Heaven with a Gun, The Liberation of L.B. Jones, The Baby Maker, and several others.

Hershey as Mary Magdalene in The Last Temptation of ChristImage Source: Rappler
Hershey as Mary Magdalene in The Last Temptation of Christ
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In 1988, she portrayed Mary Magdalene in a religious drama film The Last Temptation of Christ alongside Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, David Bowie, and others

Hershey portrayed Lee in the American comedy-drama film Hannah and Her Sisters for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Here is a list of few of Barbara’s film with their box office collection:

Movie Title Box Office Collection Co-stars
A World Apart $2.32 million David Suchet, Paul Freeman, Tim Roth
A Portrait of a Lady $3.7 million Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Christian Bale
Black Swan $330.4 million Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis
Insidious $99.5 million Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
Insidious: Chapter 2 $161.9 million Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Edwina Findley
The 9th Life of Louis Drax $509,725 Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon
Insidious: The Last Key $167.9 million Angus Sampson, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard

From 2012 to 2016, Hershey played Cora Mills aka Queen of Hearts in the adventure drama series Once Upon a Time alongside Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and others.

Barbara played Queen of Hearts/Cora Mills in Once Upon a TimeImage Source: TV Over Mind
Barbara played Queen of Hearts/Cora Mills in Once Upon a Time
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Some of her other notable TV work credits include The Monroes, Chicago Hope, The Mountain, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and others.

House Details- Where Does Barbara Reside?

As per sources, the Insidious actress owns houses in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Connecticut, and New York.

A virtual image of Barbara's Santa Monica, California homeImage Source: Virtual Image
A virtual image of Barbara’s Santa Monica, California home
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Although Barbara Hershey has not revealed the exact purchase detail of her assets, the median house price in New York, LA, Hawaii, and Connecticut ranges around $760,000, $859,000, $625,000, and $259,855 respectively.

Barbara Hershey’s Short Bio

Barbara Lynn Herzstein was born on 5th February 1948 in Hollywood, California, the United States of America to Arnold Nathan Herzstein and Melrose Herztein. She is an American as per her nationality and has mixed ethnic descent.

She reportedly went and graduated from Hollywood High School In 1966. Although in her former partner David Carradine’s autobiography, she stated that she eventually dropped out of high school after she began acting.

Married For A Year

Hershey exchanged her wedding vows with Stephen Douglas on 8th August 1992 in Oxford, Connecticut amidst their mothers and her then 19-year-old son. Unfortunately, their marital life lasted for about a year, and got divorced a year later in 1993.

Previously she was in a relationship with actor David Carradine whom she met while working on Heaven with a Gun. While together, they shared a son named Free (later changed to Tom). They ended their relationship after David’s burglary arrest.

Barbara with then-boyfriend David and son TomImage Source: Pinterest
Barbara with then-boyfriend David and son Tom
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Likewise, in 1999, she began dating actor Naveen Andrews. They separated in 2005 for a while, however, reconciled shortly. Unfortunately, the couple ended their 10-year relationship relation in May 2010.