Sigourney Weaver is one of the taller actresses on the Hollywood scene at 6 feet tall. She was born in 1949 on October 8th in New York City. Both of her parents were involved in acting and film; her mother was a famous actor in England and her father was a successful executive for NBC. Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver and later developed the stage name “Sigourney Weaver” after discovering a character named Sigourney in the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Weaver is best known for her word in the Alien movie franchise, where she has starred in each of the four films. She currently holds the record as the first person to win two separate awards at the Golden Globes for acting during the same calendar year.