Critics fell in love with Keener's naturalness onscreen.
She went on to work with director Tom Dicillo, again, in Living in Oblivion 1995.
Keener is the muse of director Nicole Holofcener, having appeared in each of Holofcener's first five films.
The pair hit the headlines after seven shots were fired at Ward's house in a quiet Marylebone mews by a jilted boyfriend of Keeler a year later in December 1962.
Currently, Catherine is enjoying her single life and living elegantly.