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A leggy actress who launched her career as a ballet dancer and model, Sean Young was born in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 20, 1959, and enjoyed the height of her success in the 1980s by capitalizing on her sultry sexuality, beginning with a breakthrough role as an android love interest in Blade Runner (1982) opposite Harrison Ford.

High-profile parts followed in Dune (1984), Wall Street and the steamy thriller No Way Out (both 1987) before the actress found her niche in screwball comedies, most notably in Fatal Instinct (1993) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).

In the new millennium, Young also appeared frequently on television, nabbing guest spots on "Reno 911!" (2004), "CSI" (2006) and "ER" (2007).

Sean Young in Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

1982 R

In a smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles, blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called out of retirement to snuff a quartet of escaped "replicants" -- androids consigned to slave labor on remote planets -- seeking to extend their short life spans. This definitive special edition of director Ridley Scott's classic features his restored and remastered version with added scenes, plus an authoritative documentary about the making of the film.

  • Sean Young in Blade Runner: Theatrical & Director's Cut Blade Runner: Theatrical & Director's Cut
  • Sean Young in Jesse Stone: Sea Change Jesse Stone: Sea Change
  • Sean Young in Dune Dune
  • Sean Young in Stripes Stripes
  • Sean Young in Wall Street Wall Street
  • Sean Young in No Way Out No Way Out
  • Sean Young in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Sean Young in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Sean Young in Darling Darling
  • Sean Young in Yankee Doodle Dandy Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Sean Young in Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
  • Sean Young in Men Men
  • Sean Young in The Man Who Came Back The Man Who Came Back
  • Sean Young in Jane Austen in Manhattan Jane Austen in Manhattan
  • Sean Young in A Kiss Before Dying A Kiss Before Dying
  • Sean Young in Forever Forever
  • Sean Young in Painful Secrets Painful Secrets
  • Sean Young in Mockingbird Don't Sing Mockingbird Don't Sing
  • Sean Young in A Killer Within A Killer Within
  • Sean Young in Headspace Headspace
  • Sean Young in Rebel Run Rebel Run
  • Sean Young in Poor White Trash Poor White Trash
  • Sean Young in Threat of Exposure Threat of Exposure
  • Sean Young in Kingpin Kingpin
  • Sean Young in Until the Night Until the Night
  • Sean Young in Confessions of an Action Hero Confessions of an Action Hero
  • Sean Young in Third Man Out Third Man Out
  • Sean Young in Ghosts Never Sleep Ghosts Never Sleep
  • Sean Young in Living the Dream Living the Dream
  • Sean Young in Parasomnia Parasomnia
  • Sean Young in Haunted Echoes Haunted Echoes
  • Sean Young in Jug Face Jug Face