Louise Fletcher as "Nurse Ratched" in Milos Forman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) Famous for her role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Louse Fletcher was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1934. After attending the University of North Carolina, Fletcher pursued acting classes in Los Angeles. She worked in several television productions before starting her film career in 1974 with Thieves Like Us. Her portrayal of Nurse Ratched won her an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe in 1975. She continued to star in many television series, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, after taking an 11 year break from acting to raise her sons.
Louise Fletcher is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film