Anne Heche, the popular actress of the 90s who was marginalized in Hollywood for being a lesbian, dies
Anne Héche He has died at the age of 53. The family has made the information official after she suffered “severe anoxic brain injury” which has made him remain in a coma, in critical condition, for a week. All as a result of accident suffered on August 5 when his car collided with a house in Los Angeles.
Born in Ohio, Heche He alternated film and television throughout his career, debuting before the cameras at just 12 years old, in the series «Another World«. For embodying two twins, she won a Emmy and shortly after, in 1992, he took part in another well-known series, «The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones«. One year later Made He was part of the cast of "Huckleberry Finn«, and chained several low-profile productions until, in 1997, it reached the general public.
It was then that Made had on billboards «V» next to The Smoke Screen (where he shared the spotlight with Robert De Niro y Dustin Hoffman), in addition to "I Know What You Did Last Summer" Y "Donnie Brasco«, in which he played the couple of Johnny Depp. The following year she did not slow down, beginning to work on «Ally mcbeal» while starring alongside Harrison Ford"Six days and seven nights« and embarked on a project as unorthodox as the remake of «Psychosis"To gus van sant.
Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres
In those months the actress also jumped into the media for being the couple of Ellen DeGeneres. The relationship broke up shortly after, and Made He always attributed to this that his career was never as brilliant as it was in the late 90s.
In fact, he was left without a job for a decade after learning of his relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. The actress had said that her romance with the presenter generated a "stigma" that caused her to be fired from Fox.
"i met ellen DeGeneres in 1997, at the party of Vanity FairAnd that was the night that changed my life forever.«, Said the actress in a video to which the magazine has had exclusive access People.
"If it took Ellen I would lose my contract with Fox"
"For the premiere of my movie V I've told them that Ellen would be my companion, and they told me that if I took Ellen I would lose my contract with Fox”, The actress recalled about the popular film in which she starred in 1997 with Tommy Lee Jones, a box office success that managed to raise more than 122 million dollars worldwide.
"At that moment, she took me by the hand and said: 'Do what they say' and I said: 'No thanks'. I took Ellen to the premiere and they got me out of there even before the movie was over. They told me that she was not allowed to go to my own party, for fear of being photographed with a woman.“reported the actress. Her own girlfriend told her to be careful: “She warned me: 'This is going to happen«.
"I had a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres for three and a half years, and the stigma attached to that relationship was so bad that my multimillion-dollar industry contract was terminated, and I didn't work at a movie studio for 10 years"He assured.
Heche married in 2001 with the cameraman coleman laffoon, from whom he separated five and a half years later and with whom he had a son, Atlas.
part of a revolution
The relationship between Made y DeGeneres it meant a before and after in the always pacato Hollywood, which even at the end of the XNUMXth century rejected and hid homosexual relationships, especially between women. An issue that has taken years to turn around and see normally, and that despite everything still keeps some celebrities in their closets.
in the beauty magazine Mr Warburton, Heche brought up that relationship, stating that their time together was “a beautiful time” in her life and what leads her “with honor". "She was part of a revolution that created social change, and it couldn't have been done if I hadn't fallen in love with her.”, he said about DeGeneres. In fact, she claimed that she felt “proud to have been part of a revolution that helped bring about a breakthrough in equality”, although acknowledging that “there is still work to do".