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DARYL HANNAH ("Elle Driver”/”California Mountain Snake”) was born and raised in Chicago, where she was selected while still in school to play a victim of lethal telekinesis in Brian De Palma's psycho-thriller The Fury (1978). 

She made her first made a strong individual impression on audiences after re-locating to Los Angeles, when she was cast the acrobatic android Pris in Ridley Scott's science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982). The erotic melodrama Summer Lovers (1982), James Foley's Reckless (1984), and above all Ron Howard's Splash (1984), as a mermaid named Madison who captivates Tom Hanks, established the willowy actress as one the definitive Hollywood icons of the 1980s. 

Since then, Hannah has appeared in more than 30 feature films including The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), Wall Street (1987), Roxanne (1987), Steel Magnolias (1989), At Play In The Fields of the Lord (1991), and Grumpy Old Men (1993). 

She recently made her stage debut in London in The Seven Year Itch, a revival of the George Axelrod play directed by Michael Radford. She subsequently acted in Radford's semi-improvised film about Hollywood strippers, Dancing At The Blue Iguana (2000). She also directed, produced and shot the documentary Strip Notes, based upon her research for the role; the 30-minute film appears as a special feature on the Blue Iguana DVD. She received the Berlin International Film Festival's Jury Award for Best Short for The Last Supper, a film that she wrote, produced and directed. 

Daryl Hannah can currently be seen the Polish Bros' Northfork, and this fall in John Sayles' Casa De Los Babys, playing a woman who travels to South American to adopt a child.


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