A woman crashed her car into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday, setting both the vehicle and the home on fire, officials say. A person with knowledge of the case told CNN the driver was actress Anne Heche.
The driver was traveling at high speed when she veered off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told CNN. The impact left the car engulfed in flames and the driver suffered burns. She was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Heche for comment.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance. She followed that with roles in films like “Donnie Brasco”, “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Wag the Dog”.
His romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late ’90s garnered intense media attention at the time, much to Heche’s professional frustration. In a 2021 interview with Page Six, Heche said she felt “blacklisted” after going public with their relationship.
“I haven’t done a studio shot for 10 years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Heche has appeared in many television series more recently, including “The Brave”, “Quantico” and “Chicago PD”. She has several acting projects currently in post-production, according to her IMDB profile.