60 Photos of Sally Field Like You've Never Seen Her Before

By Sarah Norman | December 12, 2023

"You Like Me!" Gushed Sally Field While Accepting Here Oscar

Sally Field might be small, but she is mighty. Equal parts cute – as demonstrated from her performances in Gidget and The Flying Nun – and feisty like her Norma Rae character and strong like the characters she played in Steel Magnolias and Places in the Heart. Let’s take a look through the life and career of this effervescent icon of the American cinema to see why we like her… we really like her.

test article image
(getty images)

At the 57th Academy Awards presentation, Sally Field’s name was announced as the winner of the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Place in the Heart. Even if you don't remember the film, Field's enthusiastic acceptance speech made for a truly memorable pop culture moment. After thanking a few people, Field references her first Academy Award, saying:

 The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it! And I can’t deny the fact that you like me … right now … you really like me!

Sally Field circa 1977 in New York City

test article image
(getty images)

In 1977, Sally Field starred in the heartwarming film Heroes alongside legends Henry Winkler and Harrison Ford. She played Carol, a woman who was initially unsure of Winkler's mission to track down the men from his former unit during the Vietnam War. However, she eventually warmed up to the idea and joined him on a wild cross-country adventure. This film was a true showcase of Sally's acting range, as she expertly navigated the emotional ups and downs of Carol's journey. From questioning Winkler's motivations to cheering him on as he reconnected with his former comrades, Sally brought depth and nuance to her role.