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Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an American former actress, producer, writer, and singer. Over the duration of her career, Duvall was praised for her portrayals of various eccentric characters. Her accolades include a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, a Peabody Award, two Emmy Award nominations, and a BAFTA Award nomination. A native of Texas, Duvall began her career in the 1970s appearing in various films by director Robert Altman, including Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), Nashville (1975), and 3 Women (1977), the latter of which won her the Cannes Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She had a supporting role in Annie Hall (1977) before starring in lead roles as Olive Oyl in Altman's Popeye (1980), and Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining (1980). She subsequently appeared in Terry Gilliam's fantasy film Time Bandits (1981), the short comedy-horror film Frankenweenie (1984), and the comedy Roxanne (1987).

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