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14 Must-See Photos of Young Sally Field that Prove She Was Born to Be a Star

From 'Gidget' to 'Steel Magnolias' you won't believe these amazing snapshots through the years


As a celebrated actress and director, Sally Field has lit up both the big and small screens and charmed millions of viewers for the last six decades. Field embarked on her acting journey at a young age, making her television debut in the 1960s hit series Gidget and The Flying Nun. However, it was her remarkable ability to portray complex, relatable characters that catapulted her to stardom and earned her critical acclaim.

Field’s breakthrough came in the 1979 film Norma Rae, where she played the titular character, a fearless textile worker fighting for workers’ rights. Her powerful performance in the film not only earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, but also established her as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

Sally Field in 1960GAB Archive/Getty

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Field’s ability to seamlessly transition between stage and screen that demonstrated her remarkable range as an actress and she ultimately went on to win two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards and garnered nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards — and she’s not done yet!

Now in her late 70s, Sally Field’s life and career have been defined by her passion for storytelling, her dedication to her craft and her ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level. Here, we take a look at 14 amazing photos that highlight key moments that defined Sally Field when she was young, and the moments that have inspired us ever since.

14 photos of young Sally Field

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