From 'Donnie Brasco' to 'Six Days Seven Nights,' Anne Heche has many memorable roles

From 'Donnie Brasco' to 'Six Days Seven Nights,' Anne Heche has many memorable roles ...

Anne Heche was born on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio, and passed away on August 12, 2022, as a result of fire injuries from a fiery, horrible automobile accident. She had largely remained mute in her later years, seeing the highs of films such as Donnie Brasco and the lows of Armed Response, which currently has a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Another World (1964-1999)

Anne Heche took on the lead in the popular soap opera Other World from 1984 to 1992, where she played Vicky Hudson and Marley Love. Marley was raised as the sister of Donna Love (Anna Stuart), a wealthy family, and Vicky was adopted by her grandfather, growing up poor in Pennsylvania.

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Joseph D. Pistone, an FBI undercover agent played by Johnny Depp, was able to infiltrate the Bonanno crime family in New York City in the 1970s, under the pseudonym Donnie Brasco, a jewel thief from Vero Beach, Florida, and gradually unravels into a criminal himself, the type he set out to eradicate. Heche plays Maggie, Pistone's wife, who is left alone with the children for weeks, or months, before defying him.

Volcano (1997)

As Dr. Amy Barnes, a seismologist who warns people in downtown Los Angeles that an underground volcano is forming, Heche appears in the big-budget disaster film Volcano (not to be confused with Dante's Peak, which came out at the same time). However, when the volcano erupts and sends lava into the streets, it's up to Barnes and the city's Chief of Emergency Management, Mike Roark (Tommy Lee Jones), to save the day.

Walking and Talking (1996)

Amelia (Catherine Keener) and Laura (Heche) are childhood best friends. However, when Laura becomes engaged to her boyfriend Frank (Todd Field), Amelia becomes anxious and insecure. She begins dating Bill (Kevin Corrigan), whom the two friends have dubbed "the ugly guy," but the relationship dwindles. Yet, in typical romantic rom-com fashion, Amelia reconnects with her ex boyfriend Andrew (Liev Schreiber), and the marriage continues.

Wag the Dog (1997)

The President of the United States (Michael Belson) is caught in a horrifying sex scandal just days before the election. He proposes provoking the American public by staging an artificial war over television between the United States and Albania.

Return to Paradise (1998)

Three friends go to Malaysia for a decadent vacation filled with drinks, women, and hash. Two years later, lawyer Beth (Heche) tracks them down and delivers a shocking revelation: a few days after they left, police raided their camp to discover large quantities of hash, leaving Lewis to bear the consequences, and in eight days he will be sentenced to death. If only one goes, he will spend six years in prison.

The Third Miracle (1999)

Father Frank Shore (Ed Harris) is a priest who investigates Vatican claims of miracles in 1979. His latest case is a devout woman who died of terminal lupus and was chosen for sainthood. The woman, Helen O'Regan (Barbara Sukowa), is led to believe the miracle is real. During his investigation, he meets Roxane (Heche), the daughter of O'Regan, who was abandoned by her mother at 16 and cannot see the good in her death.

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) knew he would be somebody, but then he wasn't. He has spent his entire life selling insurance in Brown Valley, Wisconsin. When he's given the task of saving his company, things change. Lippe falls for the lovely Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Heche) and is left in awe of his city-savvy roommates when confronted with corporate corruption.

Psycho (1998)

Gus Van Sant's much-maligned, ill-advised Alfred Hitchcock classic isn't Heche's finest work, by any stretch of the imagination. Despite that, she gets credit for attempting to emulate the Marion Crane that Janet Leigh immortalized in the 1960 original. And on the plus side, we know that Crane dies pretty early on in the film, so you only have to endure it for so long to appreciate Heche's entire performance.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) was introduced to the film in his freshman year of 1974, following him throughout his childhood in Bath, Ohio. Lynch is the star, but Heche delivers as Joyce Dahmer, Jeffrey's mother, and his father's chronic mental illness.

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Robin Monroe (Heche), an assistant magazine editor, is proposed to by her boyfriend Frank (David Schwimmer) while she is in Tahiti. She hires Quinn Harris (Harrison Ford), the only aircraft available on short notice, to fly her there when the weather changes. The two must rely on one another to survive.