This gallery features a sexy, young, Kathleen Turner, including photos from her 20’s to mid-30’s, when her acting career first took off after landing roles in the 1981 film Body Heat. Born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, her father’s parents were missionaries in China and she was raised in a strict Christian family. She first took an interest in acting while in her school’s theater department. Turner was raised abroad growing up, due to her father’s career as a U.S. Foreign Officer; however, he died in 1972 and the family returned to the United States. She began volunteering for Planned Parenthood at 19 and attended University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has starred in several Blockbuster hits, including: Romancing the Stone, Prizzi’s Honor, The Accidental Tourist, The War of the Roses, Serial Mom, Peggy Sue Got Married and The Virgin Suicides. She has received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress.