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Sigourney Weaver Opens Up About Changing Her First Name at Age 14

Sigourney Weaver Opens Up About Changing Her First Name at Age 14

Sigourney Weaver is getting candid about identity.

The 71-year-old Alien actress opened up in an interview with InStyle. Here’s what she had to say…

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On changing her first name when she was only 14-years-old: “I didn’t realize what a huge step it was to change my name, or what it probably said about me wanting to go my own way. I didn’t see it in that context. I just didn’t like being called Susie.” She laughs. “And look, now some people call me Siggy, which is just like Susie. You can’t escape your destiny.”

On a key to success in her 36-year marriage to Jim Simpson: “I’ve always believed what they say in the psychology magazines—that whatever is wrong with your current relationship, you’ll reexperience it in the next one. So why not stick with this great guy who you found and work things out with him?”

On being eager to see fashion come roaring back when lockdowns are over: “Maybe dressing up will become more personal, more individual—and more comfortable, which I think is a great thing.”

Check out pictures from one of the last fashion events Sigourney attended before the pandemic shutdowns.

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