Karen Allen After A Few Minor Films Including Leading Roles In The Dramatic Thriller

Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen


Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). in 1978, Allen made her major film debut in National Lampoon’s Animal House. After a few minor films, including leading roles in the dramatic thriller Split Image (1982), directed by Ted Kotcheff and the Paris-set romantic drama Until September (1984), directed by Richard Marquand as well as other stage appearances, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges in the science-fiction film Starman (1984). in 1988, Karen Allen returned to the big screen as Bill Murray’s long-lost love, Claire, in the Christmas comedy Scrooged. Allen reprised her best-known role as Marion Ravenwood for the 2008 sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which she renews her relationship with Indiana Jones and reveals to him that they have a son named Henry Jones III, who named himself Mutt Williams, played by Shia LaBeouf.

Allen Won A Saturn Award For Best Actress For Her Performance

Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Karen Allen


Allen has also had roles in films including National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993), and Poster Boy (2004). She later attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and spent time traveling through South and Central America. Her next two film appearances were in The Wanderers, in 1979, and A Small Circle of Friends in 1980, where she played one of three radical college students during the 1960s. She also appeared (as a guest star) in the 1979 pilot episode of the long-running CBS series Knots Landing and played Annie Fairgate, the daughter of Don Murray’s character Sid Fairgate. Her career-changing role came with the blockbuster hit Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), directed by Steven Spielberg, in which she played the feisty heroine Marion Ravenwood, love interest of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford). Allen won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance.