Glenn Close: My "Fatal Attraction" Role Saved Marriages

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Her movie role as a psychotic mistress coined the term "bunny boiler".

But 20 years on Glenn Close has credited her character in Fatal Attraction with helping to save countless marriages.

The 60-year-old actress, who played crazed stalker Alex Forrest in the 1987 thriller, believes the film encouraged men to remain faithful to their wives.

"That movie struck a very, very raw nerve," she said. "At the time, feminists hated the movie, and that was shocking to me.

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