Robin Wright

Actress Robin Wright's sunny California girl appearance belied a fierce, discerning talent, displayed in her impressive array of film roles, including starring in two of the most beloved movies of all time. After receiving her start on the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1983-1994) as fan favorite Kelly Capwell, Wright broke out in the role of the defiant Princess Buttercup in director Rob Reiner's instant family classic "The Princess Bride" (1987). She began a rocky two-decade relationship with Sean Penn after co-starring with the tempestuous actor in the crime drama "State of Grace" (1990). Only four years later, Wright lit up the screen in what could have been an unforgiving role as Tom Hanks' one true love, Jenny, in the cultural phenomenon "Forrest Gump" (1994). After working under the direction of Penn for the first time in the harrowing drama "The Crossing Guard" (1995), she married the actor-director in 1996, thus beginning one of the more tumultuous on-and-off relationships in Hollywood. Wright appeared in a steady stream of mainstream and independent films, both with and without her talented husband, including "She's So Lovely" (1997), "Message in a Bottle" (1999), "The Pledge" (2001), "A Home at the End of the World" (2004) and "Breaking and Entering" (2006). After divorcing Penn in 2010, she reinvigorated her career with significant work in films like "Moneyball" (2011), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), "Wonder Woman" (2017) and "Blade Runner 2049" (2017), as well as drama series "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013- ). Undeniably authentic in any role she tackled, Wright remained one of the more respected actresses working in film.