Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing (born Sherry Lee Duhl) is an American former actress and film studio executive. She is a former CEO of Paramount Pictures and president of production at 20th Century Fox. Many believe that she was the first woman to head a Hollywood production company, and that she was the first female head of a production company to have a star on the Walk of Fame, but that was actually Lucille Ball. In 1996, she became the first woman to be named Pioneer of the Year by the Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers. In 1999, she was appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. In 2005, she became the first female movie studio head to place hand and foot prints at the Grauman's Chinese Theater. In 2001, she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies' Home Journal, and The Hollywood Reporter named her fourth on its Power 100 list in 2003.