Anne Archer (born August 25, 1947) is an American actress who has performed in feature films, television, and stage and was named Miss Golden Globe in 1971. Among her best known roles is that of Beth Gallagher in the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction, for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award.
Archer's first TV appearance was in 1970 on the series Men at Law. Her first feature film was The Honkers (1972). Archer was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role as Beth Gallagher in Adrian Lyne's 1987 blockbuster Fatal Attraction. She played a deceived, then violently protective mother of a six-year old daughter, and wife of stalked philanderer Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), whose weekend tryst with psychotic book editor Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) buys him more than he bargained for. Other prominent movie roles include Patriot Games (1993) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). In 2001 Archer portrayed 'Mrs. Robinson' at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End production of The Graduate. She has made several appearances on television, including Hawaii Five-0, Beautiful Screamer, Little House on the Prairie, Falcon Crest, Boston Public, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Privileged and Ghost Whisperer playing Melinda's mother.
Archer was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Marjorie Lord and John Archer. Archer married William Davis in 1968 though the couple divorced in the mid 1970s. She then married Terry Jastrow in 1978. Archer has two sons, one from each marriage.