Shirley MacLaine turns 89 – she claims to have slept with two prime ministers

Shirley MacLaine is eighty-nine years old, and she is not slowing down at all.

The Academy Award-winning actress is still giving at a gracious age and is frequently spotted in Hollywood sipping martinis while dining out.

Over her seven-decade career, the star of Steel Magnolia has experienced everything. Her life stories are, in fact, almost unmatched when compared to those of her peers.

Shirley MacLaine has a very long history and produced a ton of amazing movies in her prime.I could go on forever about The Apartment, The Problem With Harry, Two Mules For Sister Sara, and Guarding Tess.

Although Shirley is still praised for her performance in the iconic 1989 movie Steel Magnolia, she is not at all like the irritable Ouiser Boudreaux character she portrayed in the movie.

“Not that much bothers me,” she said in 2019.

“I think attitudes are a choice. Anger is a choice, peace is a choice, sarcasm — which is what I’m good at — is a choice.”

MacLaine claims that her life is “perfect” right now. She loves to eat and sleep whenever she pleases, and she spends a lot of time with her rat terriers on her ranch in New Mexico.

Shirley, who was born on April 24, 1934, began her illustrious career on Broadway in New York and captured the attention of audiences all over the world in 1955 when she starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s dark comedy The Trouble with Harry.

“He was a hoot, he really was,” Shirley, then 21, said of Hitchcock.

“I mean, thank God I wasn’t tall, thin, ethereal, beautiful, and mysterious, or I probably would have hated him.

Having acted in over 50 movies, she is unquestionably one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history. She recently made an appearance in the television series Only Murders in the Building and is still acting, even though she is in her late 80s.

‘” I’ve also stayed in the business and never thought about quitting because I wanted to pay for plane tickets to travel. I didn’t socialize Hollywood style,” she explained. ‘I’d rather travel to a country I hadn’t been to. So when I think about my life, I’m not sure I wouldn’t put the travels a bit above show business,” she said.

Even though MacLaine occasionally travels to Hollywood, she feels most at ease in the outdoors. Her secret to happiness is not to stay busy but to spend as much time as possible in the wilderness surrounding her ranch in New Mexico, where she has recently made her home. Even though she loves living at her Malibu home, she finds that being near nature gives her strength and energy.

To emphasize the advantages of coexisting peacefully with nature, Shirley has even urged others to “give it up and learn to amalgamate with nature.”

Shirley MacLaine partners

Over the years, there has been a lot of conjecture regarding Shirley’s romantic life.

The adored actress and producer/businessman Steve Parker were wed for nearly thirty years, and the couple welcomed a daughter in 1956. Shirley has been upfront about having other relationships while they were married, though.

Sachi Parker made an astounding claim about her well-known mother a few years ago. Sachi stated in her memoir that Shirley had informed her that Steve wasn’t actually her father. Rather, it is said that her father, Paul, was an astronaut.

In a statement rebuffing the accusations, Shirley refuted the claim.

”It’s a painful moment for me as a mother and as someone who values the truth.  I’m shocked and heartbroken that my daughter would make statements about me that are virtually all fiction. I’ve praised her lovingly and truthfully in my own autobiographies. I’m sorry to see such a dishonest, opportunistic effort from my daughter for whom I’ve only ever wanted the best,” she said.

Sachi has persisted in believing that Paul, an astronaut, is her biological father despite Shirley’s denial. Their relationship is said to have deteriorated as a result, and they are alleged to have stopped speaking.

As previously noted, Shirley has been transparent about her nontraditional perspectives on sexuality and relationships. The eighty-nine-year-old talked about her relationship with her ex-husband Steve Parker in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2011. When the legendary actress told the Daily Mirror in 2012 that she had slept with not one, but two prime ministers during her lifetime, the story grabbed national attention once more.

In her memoirs Out on a Limb, Shirley described meeting a socialist politician at Stockholm, Sweden’s Grand Hôtel, whom she referred to as “Gerry” 

Although Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister at the time, refuted the claims, many people thought she was referring to him. In addition, Shirley stated that she had slept with Australian Foreign Minister Andrew Peacock as well as Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Regarding Trudeau, she stated:

“He was nice. He was very authoritatively intelligent. And I loved his kids, they were really sweet. Adorable. Very mischievous.”

Regarding her allegations of having slept with prime ministers, it’s critical to keep in mind that these are Shirley’s own, uncorroborated claims. They might therefore be true or untrue.

Shirley has also allegedly had several romantic relationships, including a three-year romance with Hollywood icon Robert Mitchum and a six-week “crush” on Dean Martin.

Shirley MacLaine is a timeless talent and charismatic person who obviously craves new creative challenges at the age of 89. The Hollywood icon hinted that she may not be done with the silver screen just yet in a recent interview, and her recent role in Only Murders in the Building served as a reminder of just how much she has to offer.

”I love making movies. Again, I keep coming back to creativity. I loved part of Leonora Folger in Murders. It was such fun shooting those scenes. It was great to catch up with old friends Steve [Martin] and Marty [Short], and I’ve known the creator John Hoffman for years. I just loved being with them,” she told Advocate.

I always liked Shirley – she is a great actress and I’ve enjoyed her movies over the years.

May the universe bless Shirley MacLaine with an abundance of life, for she is a true gem of Hollywood and a legendary actress. We hope her passion for acting and love for life continues to inspire us all for many more years to come!