Daily Notifications
Sign up for free emails to receive the feature story every morning in your inbox at


Anne Archer, Scientology celebrity


Current lifetime: Born August 24, 1947 in Los Angeles
Most famous for: Academy award nomination for her acting in 1987’s Fatal Attraction, also for being mother to Tommy Davis
Joined Scientology: Reportedly, in 1975, during her first marriage to real estate investor William Davis

Fun Scientology completion: OT 5, 2002
Anne shattering suppression: “Do I look brainwashed to you?”

“You know Anne Archer — she was nominated for an Oscar for Fatal Attraction as the cheated-on wife,” wrote Roger Friedman, who often skewers celebrities for their Scientology connection. “She had a good run on Falcon Crest in the 80s. Her mother was Marjorie Lord, who played Danny Thomas’s wife on Make Room for Daddy.”

Friedman managed to pull Anne aside after a Broadway performance of the play Three Tall Women. What, Roger asked, did Anne think about Leah Remini’s series about Scientology?

“Without hesitation she said, ‘I don’t know anything about it. I don’t really watch network TV.’ So I thought, hmmmm, maybe she means King of Queens or Kevin Can’t Wait. So I said, ‘No I mean her cable series…’ She shook her head. ‘No,’ she said, with a twinkle in her eye. She shrugged. ‘I did like The Crown, and have you seen Berlin Station? We really like that.’ And that was it.”

As Roger demonstrated, Anne doesn’t rattle easy — except, famously, for the time that John Sweeney, interviewing her for his 2007 BBC documentary about Scientology, asked her about brainwashing.

“Do I look brainwashed to you?” she retorted, looking, in fact, like her frontal lobe had been through the rinse cycle.

Archer is among those our Celebrity Centre source says is a “Bitter Ender,” someone who has completely bought in to the Hubbard way of thinking and won’t be defecting any time soon.

Says our source: “She’ll never leave — she and her husband, [TV executive] Terry Jastrow. She’s comfortable in it, she’s older. And I think she’s happy with what they think of as an idyllic life. And they’re treated like royalty.”


Aug 11, 2018: Church of Fear: When John Sweeney sat down with Anne Archer and Leah Remini

Apr 7, 2013: Narconon Tackles NFL Legend Jim Brown, Anne Archer Snags a Kennedy

Feb 25, 2013: Anne Archer, Terry Jastrow, and…Could It Be…Tommy Davis, At Film Reception Tonight?


E-mail tips and story ideas to tonyo94 AT gmail DOT com or follow us on Twitter. We post behind-the-scenes updates at our Facebook author page. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page. Background on this website and its proprietor can be found at our About page.

Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. Our collaboration with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’, is also available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2017 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2017), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Share Button
Print Friendly, PDF & Email