Jacqueline Bisset

Actor, Model
British actress Jacqueline Bisset rose to fame in the 1970s as the object of desire for numerous top actors in features like "Bullitt" (1968), "Airport" (1970), "The Deep" (1977) and "The Greek Tycoon" (1978). Few of ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1944 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (101)

Miss You Already 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to New York 2015 (Movie)

Anne Sinclair (Actor)

Dancing on the Edge 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hoffman's Hunger 2014 (Movie)

Marian (Actor)

Peter and John 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Steppin' Up 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

2 Jacks 2013 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Mulberry Child 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death in Love 2009 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Domino 2005 (Movie)

Sophie Wynn (Actor)

Fascination (MGM) 2005 (Movie)

Maureen Doherty (Actor)

Swing 2004 (Movie)

Christine/Mrs Deluca (Actor)

The Fine Art of Love - Mine Haha 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Latter Days 2003 (Movie)

Lila (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Roman Polanski: Reflections of Darkness 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Witch Hunt 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jacqueline Bisset 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Les Gens qui s'aiment 1999 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Let the Devil Wear Black 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Day 1999 (Movie)

Geraldine (Actor)

The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Anthony Quinn 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Paola Franco (Actor)

Steve McQueen: King of Cool 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

La Cérémonie 1996 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Broker 1994 (Movie)

Holly McPhee (Actor)

Les Marmottes 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Rossini, Rossini 1991 (Movie)

Isabell Colbran (Actor)

The Maid 1991 (Movie)

Nicole Chantrelle (Actor)

Wild Orchid 1990 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

Clare Lipkin (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

High Season 1988 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

La Maison de Jade 1988 (Movie)

Jane Lambert (Actor)

Choices 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Karenina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Volcano 1984 (Movie)

Yvonne Firmin (Actor)

Class 1983 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Notes From Under the Volcano 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Observations Under the Volcano 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Pavarotti and Friends 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Inchon 1981 (Movie)

Barbara Hallsworth (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

Liz Hamilton (Actor)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

Kay Kirby (Actor)

Amo Non Amo 1978 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Secrets 1978 (Movie)

Jacky (Actor)

The Deep 1977 (Movie)

Gail Burke (Actor)

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

Liz Cassidy (Actor)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

Natasha O'Brien (Actor)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

La Donna Della Domenica 1975 (Movie)

Anna Carla (Actor)

Murder on the Bridge 1974 (Movie)

Anna Crawley (Actor)

Murder on the Orient Express 1974 (Movie)

Countess Andrenyi (Actor)

Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

Julie Baker--Pamela (Actor)

Le Magnifique 1973 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

Sheila Hammond (Actor)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Rose Bean (Actor)

The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1972 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Believe in Me 1971 (Movie)

Pamela (Actor)

Airport 1970 (Movie)

Gwen Meighen (Actor)

The Grasshopper 1970 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

The First Time 1969 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Mephisto Waltz 1969 (Movie)

Paula Clarkson (Actor)

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Norma McIver (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

Miss Goodthighs (Actor)

The Sweet Ride 1967 (Movie)

Vickie Cartwright (Actor)

Two For the Road 1967 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Cul-de-Sac 1966 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

An Old Fashioned Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Britannic (TV Show)

Actor

Cezanne in Provence (TV Show)

Narrator

Dancing at the Harvest Moon (TV Show)

Actor

End of Summer (TV Show)

Actor

Forbidden (TV Show)

Actor

Impressionists on the Seine (TV Show)

Narrator

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Joan of Arc (TV Show)

Actor

Leave of Absence (TV Show)

Actor

Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

September (TV Show)

Actor

Sex & Mrs. X (TV Show)

Actor

The Spiral Staircase (TV Show)

Actor

The Survivors Club (TV Show)

Actor

Vivaldi (Movie)

(Actor)

Women of the World (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British actress Jacqueline Bisset rose to fame in the 1970s as the object of desire for numerous top actors in features like "Bullitt" (1968), "Airport" (1970), "The Deep" (1977) and "The Greek Tycoon" (1978). Few of these roles allowed her to express anything more than slow-simmering sexuality, but gradually films like Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night" (1973), George Cukor's "Rich and Famous" (1981) and John Huston's "Under the Volcano" (1983) revealed her talent for intelligent, complex performances. Unlike many actresses as they approached their fourth and fifth decades, Bisset remained active and in demand, playing a wide range of parts from stalwart mothers to seductive socialites. What remained constant throughout her four-decade career was her cool elegance, which preserved her iconic status as one of the screen's great international beauties.

Relationships

Emin Boztepe

Companion
Turkish together since 1994

Victor Drai Producer

Companion
Had long-term relationship no longer together

Max Fraser-Bisset

Father
Scottish divorced Bisset's mother in 1968 after 28 years of marraige died in 1982

Arlette Fraser-Bisset

Mother
Of French and English descent escaped Germans in 1940 by cycling from Paris to the coast and boarding a British trooper diagnosed with multiple sclerosis husband divorced her in 1968 after 28 years of marriage

Max Fraser-Bisset

Brother

Alexander Godunov Actor

Companion
Together c. 1982-1988 died May 18, 1995 at age 45 death later attributed to acute alcoholism

Vincent Perez Actor

Companion
Had long-term relationship no longer together

Michael Sarrazin Actor

Companion
Met in the 1968 film "The Sweet Ride" together for 14 years, before ending their relationship died in 2011 from cancer

EDUCATION

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

Milestones

2009

Played a woman who survives a Nazi concentration camp in "Death in Love"

2006

Had a recurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck" as a former madam

2005

Played Sophie Wynn, Domino's mother (played by Keira Knightley), in Tony Scott's "Domino"

2003

Portrayed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in "America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story" (TBS)

2001

Earned praise for her performance as a terminally ill woman in "The Sleepy Time Gal"

2001

Guest-starred on two episodes of FOX's "Ally McBeal"

2000

Cast as the Virgin Mary in the CBS miniseries "Jesus"

1998

Played the mother of the Italian courtesan, Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) in "Dangerous Beauty"

1995

Played a wealthy housewife in the French film "La Cérémonie"

1989

Co-starred with Mickey Rourke in the erotic film "Wild Orchid"

1987

Made TV miniseries debut as Josephine in "Napoleon and Josephine" (ABC)

1985

Made TV-movie debut as "Anna Karenina" (ABC)

1984

Received second Golden Globe nomination for her role in "Under the Volcano"

1983

Played an older woman who has an affair with her son's friend in "Class"

1981

Co-starred with Candice Bergen in "Rich and Famous"; also produced

1978

Earned her first Golden Globe nomination for the comedy "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"

1977

Starred in Peter Yates' "The Deep," with Robert Shaw and Nick Nolte

1975

Cast in the lead role in Luigi Comencini's "La donna della domenica"

1974

Re-teamed with Perkins for the ensemble mystery "Murder on the Orient Express"

1973

Co-starred in the French film "Day for Night"; directed by François Truffaut

1973

Appeared opposite Ryan O'Neal in "The Thief Who Came to Dinner"

1972

Co-starred with Paul Newman and Anthony Perkins in "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"

1969

Joined an ensemble cast for the blockbuster disaster film "Airport"

1968

Made French-language debut in "La promesse"

1968

Cast in her breakout role as Steve McQueen's girlfriend in the hit film "Bullitt"; directed by Peter Yates

1967

Appeared in the James Bond satire, "Casino Royale" as Miss Goodthighs

1967

Cast in the movie "Two for the Road," with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney

1966

Made acting debut in Roman Polanski's "Cul-de-Sac"

1965

First film appearance, "The Knack ... and How to Get It"

Began working at age 18 as professional model

Bonus Trivia

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On George Cukor, her director on "Rich and Famous," Bisset told Vanity Fair in July 1989: "Sometimes I hated his guts. I just wanted him to go to hell. It was very hard to be treated rudely in public like that. I was still probably wallowing in the seriousness of being young; he was too old to want to be serious. He just wanted to have a laugh. So he'd make these cutting remarks. Whenever we'd fall into a pause, he'd yell, 'Greedy pauses! There's a train coming through!' I had to go through that again with John Huston [on "Under the Volcano"]. The experience with working with those kinds of men was very humbling and not terribly agreeable."

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Bisset told Webster Hall curator Baird Jones that in her first big role, in 1967's "Casino Royale," she was supposed to seduce James Bond wearing a nightgown and suggestively cradling a big bottle of bubbly in her arms. But she was shocked when, as a "sick joke," Peter Sellers, as 007, suddenly turned on her and fired a gun directly into her face when she entered the room. Though the gun only had blanks, the stunt left her face coated in burning gunpowder and bleeding from where the shards tore her skin.

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On Sept. 9, 2010 she received the Knight of the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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