Blade Runner star Sean Young wanted by police for theft
ACTRESS Sean Young — best known as the android femme fatale in Blade Runner — is wanted for questioning by New York police for allegedly swiping Apple laptops and video production gear from her former job in Queens, law-enforcement sources said.
The New York Post reports that Young, 58, was caught on surveillance video on Thursday allegedly stealing two Apple laptops with video-editing software on them from an Astoria business, sources said.
The video showed Young and a man in his 30s taking the items — worth $US12,000 ($A16,000).
Sources said Young was fired from the job months ago.
The actress has had a checkered past since starring as Harrison Ford’s Nexus-7 Replicant love interest Rachael in the 1982 sci-fi classic.
The Kentucky native battled alcoholism for years and did stints in rehab — even appearing on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab — before finally getting clean in her early 50s.
She once infamously ambushed director Tim Burton on the Warner Bros. lot wearing a homemade Catwoman costume in a failed bid to land the role in 1992’s Batman Returns, which went to Michelle Pfeiffer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Burton had originally cast Young as Vicki Vale in Batman before she fell from a horse and had to be recast with Kim Basinger.
In 1987, Young saw her role in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street reduced to nearly nothing for repeatedly sparring on set with co-star Charlie Sheen.
She was also sued by actor James Woods for allegedly harassing him and his fiancée. The case settled out of court and Young, who denied the allegations, was awarded $US227,000 ($A306,000) to cover legal fees.
Her bad behaviour didn’t stop there.
The volatile actress — who had leading roles in Stripes and No Way Out — was booted from the 2008 Directors Guild of America awards for drunkenly heckling filmmaker Julian Schnabel to “get on with it” during his speech. She entered rehab for alcohol abuse days later.
And in 2012, she was nabbed on a citizen’s arrest for allegedly slapping a security guard at an Oscars after-party.
Young’s IMDB page shows that she’s gotten steady acting work over the past several years. She most recently starred in the psychological thriller series The Alienist featuring Dakota Fanning.
In a 2015 email interview with the Guardian, Young said she had no expectation of making a Hollywood comeback.
“It’s like putting a beautiful racehorse out to pasture before her time and then after 20 years expecting her to be the same horse,” she wrote.
She told the publication that she felt “peaceful” and was “happily avoiding the world’s problems in Astoria with my family and my dog.”
Calls to Young were not immediately returned.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission