Turner’s personal life took a turn during this period, too, as in 1984 she walked down the aisle with Jay Weiss, a real estate mogul. The pair also welcomed their one and only child, Rachel Ann, into the world in 1987. However, after 23 years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce in 2007. Turner later revealed that she and Weiss remained good friends.
And Turner attracted awards attention for her roles alongside Jack Nicholson in Prizzi’s Honor and Nicolas Cage in Peggy Sue Got Married. She enjoyed acclaim, too, as the voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Sadly, though, the star was forced to withdraw from Hollywood at the peak of her career due to an ongoing battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Turner even had to reject high-profile parts in The Bridges of Madison County and Ghost because of the condition. And although she did later star in critical hits House of Cards and Serial Mom, her status as leading lady had disappeared by the mid-1990s. Turner subsequently became a supporting player with roles in the likes of A Simple Wish and The Virgin Suicides.