Talia Shire became one of the best actresses from her era staring at two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood. She appeared as Connie Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Rocky Balboa’s shy love interest, Adrian Balboa in Rocky film series.
The daughter of composer Carmine Coppola and sister to filmmaker Francis Coppola, Talia started acting from her early days. She appeared in a few movies like The Wild Racers and The Dunwich Horror, before landing her breakout role of Connie Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
Role of Adrian in Rocky
In 1974, she reprised her role of Connie in The Godfather Part II, for which she was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1976, she was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for the second time, for her portrayal of Adrian Balboa in Rocky alongside Sylvester Stallone.
She portrayed her role of Adrian in all Rocky film series and returned as Connie in the third part of The Godfather in 1990. Apart from these roles, the actress has appeared in films like Windows (1980), New York Stories (1989), Kiss the Bride (2002) and Dreamland (2016). She has appeared in a few TV series and TV films, including Rich Man, Poor Man, Chantilly Lace and Blue Smoke.
She was married to American songwriter and composer, David Shire from 1970 to 1980. They have a son, Matthew Orlando. She was married to an American filmmaker, Jack Schwartzman from 1980 until his death in 1994. They have two sons, Jason and Robert.
Talia has been out of the scene for quite a while now. Her last acting credits include the role of Annette Kulina in Kingdom’(2017) and role of Teddie in Grace and Frankie in 2018. The extremely talented actress has achieved huge fame and gathered a huge net worth of $20 million. Now, the 72 years old actress lives in Los Angeles.