Kathleen Turner’s role in Robert Zemeckis’ Romancing the Stone (1984) where the actress starred together with Michael Douglas, made her a superstar and won her a Golden Globe award. Just one year later, she starred in The Jewel of the Nile (1985) which was the sequel to Romancing the Stone. The highest point in her career was Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) that got her an Oscar nomination.
Unfortunately, in 1993, Kathleen Turner was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease — rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment with hormones affected her appearance and made her gain weight. The unbearable pain made the actress almost unable to walk.
The disease had been developing for years and thanks to the modern treatment methods, in the beginning of the 2000s, she went into remission. Today, Turner is back on the big screen and on the theater stage.