Happy Birthday, Kathy!

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She was terrifying in Misery, ballsy in Titanic, delightfully off-putting in About Schmidt, and gorgeous as the inspiration behind June’s birthstone nail color: shimmering pearl. Happy birthday, Kathy Bates! You’re a queen of the silver (and small) screen and a worthy namesake.

Check out some of our favorite Kathy moments over her decades-long, awards-studded career.

Kathy Bates as Annie in Misery

Role: Annie Wilkes in Misery
When: 1990
Notable quote: “I’m your number one fan.”
Why we love her: Kathy scored a Best Actress Oscar as the so-scary psychopath and is still remembered as one of the most disturbing characters in pop culture history (move over Mr. Krueger).

Kathy Bates and Molly Brown in Titanic

Role: Molly Brown in Titanic
When: 1997
Notable quote: “You gonna cut her meat for her too there, Cal?”
Why we love her: She’s the kind of friend you want: independent, brassy, and tells it like it is. And those feathers!

Kathy Bates in About Schmidt

Role: Roberta Hertzel in About Schmidt
When: 2002
Notable quote: “People used to think it was strange ’cause I breast-fed him ’til he was almost five, but I say just look at the results!”
Why we love her: She’s a chronic overshare-er with no qualms about hitting the hot tub nude on-screen. You go girl!

Kathy Bates in American Horror Story

Role: Delphine LaLaurie in American Horror Story
When: 2013
Notable quote: “Bonsoir my pets. Did y’all miss me?”
Why we love her: She’s at her best when she’s playing evil. So, so evil.

Did we miss one of your fav roles? Leave us a note in the comments below!

  • Brittany Trofimovich

    I loved her in Blindside! :)

  • Maggs55j

    I’m especially fond of Unconditional Love