From a young age, Patricia Neal was a southern belle who captured the hearts of all those who saw her on stage or on screen. However, most fans didn’t hear about the twisted web of her unbelievable messy love life (trust me, if social media existed, she’d permanently have her relationship status set to “it’s complicated”). Read on to untangle the crazy life and career of Patricia Neal.
1. She Was A Small Town Girl
On January 20, 1926, Patricia Neal—née Patsy Louise Neal—was born in Packard, Kentucky. Neal’s childhood home is now little more than a ghost town, but its economy was booming back in the day. The townsfolk loved her father, a local farmer, and her mother, the daughter of the town doctor, but that love didn’t keep the Neal family in Packard for long.