Shirley MacLaine net worth: Shirley MacLaine is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author who has a net worth of $25 million. Originally named Shirley MacLean Beaty, she has enjoyed an impressive professional career for more than six decades. MacLaine made her big break in the mid-1950s with the Broadway musical The Pajama Game. Once Hal Wallis saw her incredible performance, MacLaine concluded a contract with Paramount Pictures. Then followed her big film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry in 1955, which brought her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. Since, she has established herself as a prominent actress at the time landing roles in classics like Can-Can, The Apartment, Sweet Charity, Irma La Douce and Terms of Endearment. Over the years, she has appeared in more than fifty films, has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, has received three Emmys, ten Golden Globes and received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1984. Apart from her involvement in theater and movies, she is an outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties and spiritual understanding. While as a writer, she has sold more than 20,000,000 copies of her nine international bestsellers, most of which are autobiographical works dealing with her spiritual beliefs and her Hollywood career. In 2012, MacLaine received the highest honor for a career in film, the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, by the American Film Institute. Appreciating freedom, Shirley was in an open marriage with businessman Steve Parker until their divorce in 1982. They had one daughter together and both had affairs with other people.