Protested alongside fellow actresses Jane Fonda, Christine Lahti, and playwright Eve Ensler urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slaying of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. [February 2004]
Graduate of Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, California, Class of 1964 with Michael Ovitz, who later became her agent. Field's class voted her "Class Clown". Another fellow student was Cindy Williams.
Her Oscar-winning performance as Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae (1979) was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute's heroes list in their compilation of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
Her favorite movie is Smokey and the Bandit (1977).
Turned down the lead role of Alice Hardy in Friday the 13th (1980).
Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989.
Half-sister of Princess O'Mahoney.|