- "The famous Hollywood mermaid, half-woman half-kipper."
Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress.
She's perhaps best known for her role as the mermaid in Splash. She appeared in many films of the 1980s and 1990s. She came out of retirement in 2018 to direct a surrealist Western film with her romantic / creative partner (now husband) Neil Young, Paradox.
Filmography with pages on TV Tropes:
- The Fury (1978)
- Blade Runner (1982)
- Summer Lovers (1982)
- The Final Terror (1983)
- Splash (1984)
- The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
- Roxanne (1987)
- Wall Street (1987)
- High Spirits (1988)
- Steel Magnolias (1989)
- Crazy People (1990)
- At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
- Memoirs of an Invisible Man (The Film of the Book, 1992)
- Grumpy Old Men (1993)
- Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (remake made for cable, 1993)
- My Favorite Martian (1999)
- A Walk to Remember (2002)
- Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004)
- Sense8 (2015-2018)
Tropes associated with Daryl Hannah's works:
- Actor IS the Title Character: Roxanne.
- Creator Backlash: Daryl Hannah was never happy about playing Bud's materialistic girlfriend Darien in Wall Street. It was at odds with everything the actress and activist represented. Sean Young told Oliver Stone that she should play her role. Stone later admitted that Young and Hannah should have swapped roles.
- The Danza: "Daryl" in Garbage
- Dark Action Girl: As Pris in Blade Runner and as Elle Driver in Kill Bill
- Family-Friendly Stripper: In Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As Madison in Splash, Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear, Roxanne Kowalski in Roxanne.
- Lifetime Movie of the Week: Social Nightmare
- Ms. Fanservice: To almost Once per Episode levels. Many of her films involve nudity of some kind. She has claimed that the first thing directors have said to her when she arrived on the set was, "Oh, and about the nude scene."
- The Red Stapler: Her character in Splash singlehandedly transformed the virtually unknown boys' name "Madison" from a street sign into one of the most popular girls' names. Exaggerated because of its staying power: it took over a decade to reach the heights, and three decades later still remains in the top ten girls' names.
- Romantic Comedy: Splash, Roxanne, Summer Lovers, Two Much.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: The cover of the March 1998 issue of Gear Magazine is her pointing a gun at the camera.
- She's Got Legs: She's 5'10", so she tends to lend this trope to the characters she plays.