bibliography
NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline BissetAKA Winnifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset

Born: 13-Sep-1944
Birthplace: Weybridge, Surrey, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Model

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Deep

Growing up in England, Jacqueline Bisset learned to speak French from her Gallic mother, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Bisset was 15. Young and attractive, Jacqueline worked as a model to earn money to help support the family. As her modeling wage increased, she took acting lessons, and eventually made her film debut as a girl in the background in the 1965 sex farce The Knack and How to Get It. The next year she spoke her first on-screen line in Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac with Donald Pleasence. In 1967 she played Bond girl Giovanni Goodthighs in Casino Royale with David Niven, and she was Steve McQueen's girlfriend in the action classic Bullitt. She popped out of her bikini in The Sweet Ride with Tony Franciosa, and she played her first sexy "older woman" (at 25) in The First Time.

In the original Airport, Bisset played the sexy stewardess carrying pilot Dean Martin's love child. She earned enthusiastic reviews for her performance as a Vegas showgirl in The Grasshopper with Jim Brown, and likewise in Truffaut's masterpiece Day for Night. Just as she was first being taken seriously as an actress, she wore a wet T-shirt in The Deep with Robert Shaw, and her career probably hit rock bottom with Sun Myung Moon's Inchon opposite Laurence Olivier in 1981. In Class two years later, she seduced her son's (Rob Lowe) best friend (Andrew McCarthy). In John Huston's Under the Volcano, she played a dotty English dame married to drunk Albert Finney, and in Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills she made love to Ray Sharkey and a chocolate cake.

Her career faded through most of the 1990s, beginning with a starring role in Wild Orchid, and after a long stretch of little-noticed films, she played the mother of Joan of Arc (1999), and the Virgin Mary in a TV movie titled Jesus. In 2005, she had a supporting role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and her goddaughter, Angelina Jolie, but Bisset's scenes were cut from the film's theatrical release.

Father: Max Fraser Bisset (doctor, d. 1982)
Mother: Arlette Alexander (attorney)
Brother: Max Bisset (auto dealer)
Boyfriend: Michael Sarrazin (actor, longterm)
Boyfriend: Alexander Godunov (ballet dancer, dated 1981-88, d. 1995 alcoholism)
Boyfriend: Victor Drai (real estate millionaire)
Boyfriend: Vincent Perez (actor, dated late 1980s, early 1990s)
Boyfriend: Emin Boztepe (Turkish martial artist, together 1994-2005)

    French Ancestry Maternal
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal
    Bond Girls Miss Goodthighs in Casino Royale
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Two Jacks (25-Aug-2012)
    Death in Love (22-Jan-2008)
    Carolina Moon (19-Feb-2007)
    Save the Last Dance 2 (10-Oct-2006)
    Domino (25-Sep-2005) · Sophie Wynn
    The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (31-Aug-2005)
    Fascination (14-Oct-2004) · Maureen
    Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (16-May-2004) · Herself
    Latter Days (10-Jul-2003) · Lila
    America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (12-Jan-2003)
    Dancing at the Harvest Moon (20-Oct-2002)
    New Year's Day (27-Jun-2001)
    The Sleepy Time Gal (24-Jan-2001)
    In the Beginning (12-Nov-2000)
    Sex & Mrs. X (10-Apr-2000)
    Britannic (9-Jan-2000)
    Jesus (25-Dec-1999)
    Let the Devil Wear Black (23-Nov-1999) · Helen Lyne
    Joan of Arc (16-May-1999)
    Dangerous Beauty (20-Feb-1998) · Paola Franco
    La Cérémonie (30-Aug-1995)
    Leave of Absence (11-May-1994)
    The Groundhogs (10-Nov-1993)
    Crime Broker (1993)
    The Maid (2-Aug-1991)
    Wild Orchid (27-Apr-1990) · Claudia
    Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (3-Jun-1989)
    High Season (Sep-1987) · Katherine
    Choices (17-Feb-1986)
    Anna Karenina (26-Mar-1985)
    Forbidden (Dec-1984)
    Under the Volcano (12-Jun-1984) · Yvonne Firmin
    Class (6-Jul-1983) · Ellen
    Rich and Famous (23-Sep-1981)
    Inchon (4-May-1981)
    The Day the World Ended (28-Mar-1980)
    Together? (14-Dec-1979)
    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (13-Sep-1978)
    The Greek Tycoon (29-Jul-1978)
    The Deep (17-Jun-1977) · Gail Berke
    St. Ives (17-Sep-1976)
    The Sunday Woman (23-Dec-1975)
    The Spiral Staircase (31-Jan-1975) · Helen Mallory
    End of the Game (1975)
    Murder on the Orient Express (24-Nov-1974) · Countess Andrenyi
    Le magnifique (23-Nov-1973)
    Day for Night (7-Sep-1973)
    The Thief Who Came to Dinner (Mar-1973)
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (18-Dec-1972)
    Stand Up and Be Counted (May-1972)
    Believe in Me (8-Dec-1971)
    Secrets (Dec-1971)
    The Mephisto Waltz (9-Apr-1971)
    Airport (5-Mar-1970) · Gwen Meighen
    Secret World (9-Jul-1969)
    The First Time (11-Jun-1969) · Anna
    The Grasshopper (27-May-1969)
    Bullitt (17-Oct-1968) · Cathy
    The Sweet Ride (12-Jun-1968)
    The Detective (28-May-1968) · Norma MacIver
    Two for the Road (27-Apr-1967)
    Casino Royale (13-Apr-1967) · Miss Goodthighs
    The Cape Town Affair (1967) · Candy
    Arrivederci, Baby! (28-Dec-1966)
    Cul-de-Sac (7-Nov-1966) · Jacqueline


New!
NNDB MAPPER
Create a map starting with Jacqueline Bisset
Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2014 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


Cruise-Holmes Wedding


Jacqueline Bisset
Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.



Helix Fossil