Quick Facts of Frances Hussey Sternhagen

  • Full NameFrances Hussey Sternhagen
  • Date of Birth1930 /01 /13
  • NicknameFrances Sternhagen
  • Marital StatusWidow
  • BirthplaceWashington, D.C., U.S.
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1951–present
  • Hair colourWhite
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseThomas Carlin (1956-1991)
  • EducationVassar College
  • ChildrenAmanda Carlin, Tony Carlin, Peter Carlin, Sarah Carlin, John Carlin, and Paul Carlin
  • HoroscopeCapricorn

Five times nominated for the Tony Award and honored one for The Good Doctor, Frances Sternhagen is an American actress. She is best known for her excellent performance in on and-off-Broadway, television series and in movies since the 1950s. Likewise, she also played Gloria Forrest in the movie Dolphin Tale in 2011. Her other credits in the movies include Outland, Misery, Raising Cain, And So It Goes and so on.

Currently, Frances is living as a widow of her late husband, Thomas Carlin. How many children does she have? Many of her fans and well-wishers get shocked as she is active in the film industry since 1930 and still present in her profession. How much is her net worth as of 2019?

To know further information about her professional career, parents and personal life, go through the article below.

Frances Sternhagen’s Bio & Wiki

Frances Sternhagen was born Frances Hussey Sternhagen on 13 January 1930 in Washington, D.C, the United States. She was born to her father John M. Sternhagen and mother, Gertrude Hussey. Frances Sternhagen belongs to white ethnicity and is of American nationality. She was born under the birth sign Capricorn.

After finishing her high school from Vassar College, Sternhagen attended the Catholic University of America for her graduation. Talking about her professional career, she started her acting starring in theatre The Skin of Our Teeth, which won the Pulitzer price in 1955.

Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen

Moreover, Frances starred in various Broadway plays which include Equus, On Golden Pond, Angel and You Can’t Take it With You. She has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for The Good Doctor. Likewise, her debut movie was in Up the Down Staircase. Since then her credits include Misery, Raising Cain, Highway, The Mist and many more.

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Frances Sternhagen’s Salary & Net Worth

Frances Sternhagen accumulated an impressive amount of money from her career as an actress. However, her exact net worth and salary is not flashed to the public. It is still under review. However, her movie, Misery was made with a budget of $20 Million which accumulated a tremendous amount of $61.3 Million at the box office. At the same time, her another movie named Raising Cain accumulated $37,170,057 under the budget of $12 Million. She is living a lavish life in the USA.

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Frances Sternhagen’s Age, Body Measurements (Height)

Born on 13 January 1930, Frances Sternhagen is in her 89-years of age as of 2019. Frances has maintained herself in a well-mannered way with an average height and weight. However, the details about her body measurements, height and weight are not available at the moment.

Frances Sternhagen’s Personal Life (Husband, Married & Children)

Talking about Frances personal life, she is a single mother. In 1956, she tied the knot with her husband Thomas A. Carlin, an actor and a drama teacher (who died in 1991). The couple first met each other at the Catholic University of America. And after dating for some time they shared vows. Frances is the parent of her six children; Paul Carlin, Amanda Carlin, Sarah Carlin, Tony Carlin, John Carlin, and Peter Carlin. Many of them are professional actors and musicians.

Frances with her late-husband, Thomas Carlin
Frances with her late husband, Thomas Carlin

After the death of her husband, Sternhagen is living a single life. There is no information about her extramarital affairs with any guy. She is residing in Sutton Manor of New Rochelle, New York for several years. Furthermore, she is honored on the community’s Walk of Fame. 


As we prior mentioned, Frances shares six children with her late spouse. Her daughter, Amanda Carlin is an American actress, best known for her appearances in Superhero Movie (2008), Friends (1994), and Liar Liar (1997). 

Similarly, her son, Tony also established his career in the film industry. He is best recognized for his work on The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). On the other hand, her other son, Peter is a famous American producer and actor, best known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Nixon (1995), and Attraction (2000).

Concerning Frances’ online presence, she is not active on any social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.