On this day in 1958, Annette Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas. Many years later, she would become one of America's favorite actresses.
Sci-fi wise, though, she became Barbara, one of the best parts of Mars Attacks!, in 1996.
No stranger to science fiction, Annette Bening was also in the deeply weird Mike Nichols movie What Planet Are You From? (2000). Remember that one? We didn't.
Finally, if you haven't seen the deeply charming Ruby Sparks (2012), it's definitely time for a watch.
If you happen upon Annette Bening today, thank her for the contributions and wish her a happy birthday from all of us here at Syfy Wire.
Tomorrow: Adele Dazeem and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.