- Studied science and nutrition in college.
- Was discovered by a location agent while throwing a party for then-fiancé Bernard Sampson.
- Began smoking while filming Thieves Like Us (1974).
- Was initially reluctant to accept the role of Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980), because she'd been taunted with the name as a child.
- Formed her own production company, Platypus Productions, in 1982.
- Recorded an album of children's music, Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall, in 1991.
- 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
- 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
- 1977, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
- 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
- Scott Duvall — Brother
- Robert Duvall — Father
- Bobbie Duvall Crawford — Mother
- Paul Simon — Ex-significant Other
- Stewart Duvall — Brother
- Shane Duvall — Brother
- Bernard Sampson — Ex-husband
- Dan Gilroy — Significant Other
- Attended Southwest Texas Junior College, Houston, Texas, United States
- Birth Name: Shelley Alexis Duvall
- Birth Place: Forth Worth, Texas, United States
- Birthday: July 7, 1949, Cancer
- Profession: Actor
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