This Day in Halloween: Oscar-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver -- a.k.a Ripley in "Alien" -- is born in Manhattan in 1949. / Illustration by David Ford
Sigourney Weaver is born in Manhattan in 1949. The Oscar- and Tony-nominated and Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning actress worked on the New York stage for years before becoming famous as iconic heroine Ripley in the Alien franchise. She also is featured in Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, WALL-E and Cabin in the Woods.