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Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Glenn Close (1947 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • The World According to Garp (1982) [Jenny Fields]: Shot by an assassin at a political rally; her body is carried off by John Lithgow moments after the assassination before cutting straight to her funeral.
  • Maxie (1985) [Jan/Maxie]: Playing a dual role as the 1920s starlet Maxie and her 1980s look-alike Jan, Maxie dies in a car crash, but reappears as a ghost and occasionally takes over Jan's body. Jan survives the movie.
  • Fatal Attraction (1987) [Alex Forrest]: Shot in the chest by Anne Archer when Glenn suddenly emerges from the bathtub after apparently being drowned by Michael Douglas. (Note: The US DVD and Blu-ray includes an alternate ending in which Glenn commits suicide by slitting her own throat, in order to frame Michael for murdering her.)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988) [Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil]: A deleted scene had her facing the guillotine for her crimes.
  • Hamlet (1990) [Queen Gertrude]: Poisoned when she unknowingly drinks from a poisoned chalice which Alan Bates had intended for Mel Gibson.
  • Hook (1991) [Gutless]: Playing a male role (complete with a beard), "he" is stung to death by scorpions after Dustin Hoffman has "him" thrown into the "Boo Box".
  • The House of the Spirits (1993) [Ferula Trueba]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes; her body is shown afterwards when Meryl Streep discovers her lying in bed the next morning.
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) [First Lady Marsha Dale]: Crushed to death when a chandelier falls on her during the Martians' attack on the White House.
  • Mary Reilly (1996) [Mrs. Farraday]: Decapitated by John Malkovich.
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) [Claire Wellington]: Electrocuted when she kisses the severed head of the Christopher Walken robot.
  • Albert Nobbs (2011) [Albert Nobbs]: Dies of a stroke after being injured in a fight with Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
  • The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) [Dr. Caroline Caldwell]: Devoured by child hungries when they surround her, as she draws them away from Sennia Nanua.
  • What Happened To Monday (2017) [Nicolette Cayman]: Although Glenn dose not die in this film, it is mentioned that she is sentenced to death for having Noomi Rapace and thousands of children killed.
  • Agatha Christie's Crooked House (2017) [Lady Edith]: Commits suicide/sacrifices herself by driving her car into a quarry (where it explodes), in order to kill Honor Kneafsey when she realizes Honor is a killer, as Max Irons and Stefanie Martini watch in shock in the car behind.
  • Hillbilly Elegy (2020) [Bonnie "Mamaw" Vance]: Dies from pneumonia.
  • Heart of Stone (2023)' [Nancy Morrison/'King of Diamonds]: Crushed to death when an elevator she's in, is dropped over twenty stories downward to impact at ground level, on the orders of Jamie Dornan.

Television Deaths[]

  • The Simpsons: Mona Leaves-a (2008; animated) [Mona Simpson]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes; her body is shown afterwards sitting in a chair when her son Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) discovers her.
  • Trollhunters: Under Sunlight: Last Night On Earth (2023; animated) [Mothership]: Sacrifices her remaining energy to reactivate Seyklos’ Cannon, she spends her final moments talking to Diego Luna and Tatiana Maslany.


Notable Connections[]

  • Daughter of William Close (Doctor)
  • Ex-Mrs. John Starke (Businessman)
  • Mother of Annie Starke