- Father was actor John Archer, announcer for the radio series The Shadow, who voiced the famous tagline, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
- Was Miss Golden Globe in 1971.
- Auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in the movie Superman, a role eventually awarded to Margot Kidder.
- A longtime member of the Church of Scientology, she is the international spokesperson for their affiliated magazine, Applied Scholastics.
- Founded the non-profit organization Artists for Human Rights.
- Took over the role of Mrs. Robinson in the West End's production of The Graduate for the summer of 2001.
- 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Jeffery Tucker Jastrow — Son
- Gregg Archer — Brother
- John Archer — Father
- Lisa Oswald — Half Sister
- Tom Davis — Son
- Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow — Son
- Tommy Davis — Son
- Ann Leddy — Stepmother
- John Archer Jr. — Half Brother
- Terry Jastrow — Husband
- William Davis — Ex-husband
- Marjorie Lord — Mother
- Claremont Colleges, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, United States (1968)