American actress Anne Celeste Heche hails from Aurora, Ohio. She gained notoriety playing twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera Another World (1987–1991), for which she received two Soap Opera Digest Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.
She rose to fame in the late 1990s because to appearances in the drama-crime film Return to Paradise (1998), the action comedy picture Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), the disaster movie Volcano (1997), and the crime drama Donnie Brasco (1997). (1998).
After receiving a Saturn Award nomination for her performance as Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant’s horror remake Psycho (1998), Heche went on to play supporting roles in a number of well-regarded independent movies, including Birth (2004), Spread (2009), Cedar Rapids (2011), Rampart (2011), and Catfight (2012). (2016).
She drew praise for her work on Broadway, particularly Twentieth Century, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, as well as for her performance in the television movie Gracie’s Choice, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Heche’s television credits included Men in Trees (2006–08), Hung (2009–11), Save Me (2013), Aftermath (2016), and the military drama The Brave, in addition to her work in movies (2017).
She voiced Suyin Beifong in the animated television series The Legend of Korra (2014) and participated in Dancing with the Stars’ 29th season as a competitor (2020).
Heche was severely injured during a series of two car crashes on August 5, 2022 in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. The first crash had Heche’s Mini Cooper hitting a garage at an apartment complex. The second involved Heche crashing into a house and setting it on fire.
Heche’s car can be seen traveling through a residential street at a fast pace on a video taken just before the final collision, which is then quickly followed by the sound of a collision.
According to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, it took 59 firemen 65 minutes to put out the house fire that resulted from the car accident and rescue Heche from the car. The home’s structural integrity was weakened, making it unsafe to occupy.
The tenant of the house was not injured but said that she and her pets were almost killed and that she had lost all of her personal property to the fire.
Law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times that Heche was “deemed to be under the influence and acting erratically” at the time of the crashes.
Following the crash, police obtained a search warrant for Heche’s blood analysis from the hospital for substances as she is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol in both crashes.
Heche was removed from the crash scene on a stretcher and was transported to a hospital. On August 8, a representative for Heche said she was in a coma in extremely critical condition, with medical ventilation required for a pulmonary injury.
On August 11, the representative said that Heche was not expected to survive due to an anoxic brain injury and that she was being kept on life support to determine if her organs are viable for donation.