Born as Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York, Sigourney Weaver later changed her name based on a character in “The Great Gatsby.” She moved around a lot growing up and eventually began acting. Sigourney is most known for playing the strong female character of Ripley in the “Alien” film series. She probably started a trend of strong, female characters in Sci-Fi films. She has been in many other genre films such as: “Ghostbusters”, “Galaxy Quest”, “The Village” and others. She continues to steadily act will be seen in James Cameron’s Sci-Fi epic, “Avatar.” This lovely lady really paved the way for women in Sci-Fi entertainment.