Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946), daughter of ventriloquist Creator/EdgarBergen, is a former fashion model and a darling of the television industry. A five-time Emmy winner for early-1990s sitcom ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Bergen has since graced the small screen as a SpecialGuest Star in series such as ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' and ''Series/WillAndGrace''. Younger tropers will most likely remember her as Shirley Schmidt, the [[FoxyGrandma foxy]], feisty, brilliant attorney lusted after (and loved) by both Denny Crane and Alan Shore in the hit series ''Series/BostonLegal''.

Bergen is no stranger to the silver screen, either. She made her big-screen [[StarMakingRole breakout]] in ''Carnal Knowledge'' and has since starred in critically acclaimed films such as ''Film/{{Gandhi}}'', ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'' and ''A Night Full of Rain'' as well as such blockbusters as ''Film/MissCongeniality'', ''Film/SexAndTheCity'' and ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama''. She even earned herself an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination in 1979 for the hit romance ''Starting Over'', but lost to the acting ''tour de force'' that was Creator/MerylStreep in ''Film/KramerVsKramer''.
!! Associated Tropes:
* AndStarring: She gets the "with" in the ''Series/BostonLegal'' credits, right before Creator/WilliamShatner.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Candice started out as a debutante with an IceQueen reputation, but has softened over the years, largely thanks to her role in ''Series/MurphyBrown'', where she was finally able to showcase her comedic side.
* FormerTeenRebel: She was a political activist in her younger years, and was involved in a prank that resulted in the temporary shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange.