Rene Marie Russo is an American actress, producer and former model.
Russo began her career in the 1970s as a popular fashion model, appearing several times on the covers of magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan. In the late 80s, she transitioned to an acting career. She became known for starring in a series of popular, big budget thrillers and action movies throughout the 1990s.
She made her big screen debut in the 1989 comedy film Major League and later co-starred in Mr. Destiny and One Good Cop. In 1990s she played the female lead in box office hits including Lethal Weapon 3, In the Line of Fire, Outbreak, Get Shorty, Tin Cup, Ransom, Lethal Weapon 4 and The Thomas Crown Affair. After she starred in the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005, she took a six-year break from acting.
Russo appeared as Frigga, the mother of the titular hero in the superhero films Thor and Thor: The Dark World. In 2014, Russo co-starred in the crime thriller film Nightcrawler, for which she received critical praise and BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination. She is set to appear in upcoming comedy The Intern, which is scheduled for a September 25, 2015 release.