• Shelley Duvall is best known for starring in 'The Shining'
  • She withdrew from the public eye for a long time
  • Now she is celebrating a comeback

Shelley Duvall (74) played the role of "Wendy Torrance" alongside Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' in 1980, making her instantly world-famous.

In the same year, she shone with Robin Williams in 'Popeye'. Despite her success, Shelley Duvall was not offered many roles in the following years - she appeared in smaller productions or made guest appearances until the early 2000s.

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She then retired from Hollywood and lived a new life away from the glamor in a small town in Texas, where she built a new life for herself, as Shelley Duvall reported in an interview with 'People' in 2023.

Among other things, she looked after her brother, who had spinal cord cancer. "It's the longest sabbatical I ever took," she revealed, "but it was for really important reasons—to get in touch with my family again."

For Shelley Duvall, however, it was time to act again. She played a role again in the indie horror film 'The Forest Hills', which was released in the USA in 2023. Shelley herself said in an interview about her return: "Acting again—it's so much fun. It enriches your life."

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