Olivia Hussey

Actor, Lyricist
A slender, petite (5'2"), lissome player, more recently in character roles, who has appeared in international films, Olivia Hussey is still perhaps best remembered as one of the rare Juliets to play the role while ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1951 in Buenos Aires, AR

Filmography

Actor (42)

Seven Days of Grace 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

It: Part One 2015 (Movie)

Audra Denborough (Actor)

Three Priests 2007 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Tortilla Heaven 2007 (Movie)

Petra (Actor)

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Karen Murphy (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Shame, Shame, Shame 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Christmas Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Gardener 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lord Protector 1996 (Movie)

of the Ancients (Voice)

The Ice Cream Man 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quest of the Delta Knights 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Save Me 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stephen King's It 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

La Boutique de l'orfevre 1989 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Undeclared War (Sheng Zhan Feng Yun) 1989 (Movie)

Hannibal's Girlfriend (Actor)

Distortions 1986 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Miss Hollywood, 1986 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Corsican Brothers 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Pompeii 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Ivanhoe 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Day: The Story of Esther 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Turkey Shoot 1980 (Movie)

Chris Walters (Actor)

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Elsa (Actor)

Virus 1979 (Movie)

Marit (Actor)

Death on the Nile 1978 (Movie)

Rosalie Otterbourne (Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1978 (Movie)

Cicily Young (Actor)

Black Christmas 1975 (Movie)

Jess (Actor)

All the Right Noises 1972 (Movie)

Val (Actor)

Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

The Summertime Killer 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Romeo & Juliet 1968 (Movie)

Juliet (Actor)

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 1964 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Dead Man's Island (TV Show)

Actor

Ivanhoe (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Pompeii (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A slender, petite (5'2"), lissome player, more recently in character roles, who has appeared in international films, Olivia Hussey is still perhaps best remembered as one of the rare Juliets to play the role while actually a teenager in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" (1968). The Buenos Aires-born, London-raised actress subsequently appeared on a regular if not prolific basis in a wide variety of international productions, ranging from enjoyable all-star affairs in which she was outshone by more flamboyant performers ("Death on the Nile" 1978; "The Cat and the Canary" 1979) to major flops ("Lost Horizon" 1973) to a number of fairly obscure credits of at best modest merit ("Distortions" 1987; the direct-to-video erotic thriller "Save Me" 1994). Hussey has also appeared, demure and attractive, on TV with some regularity in guest spots, TV-movies and miniseries; reunited with Zeffirelli, for instance, she brought the appropriate gentility to the role of the Virgin Mary in the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977).

Relationships

Andrew Osuna

Brother

David Glen Eisley Actor

Husband

India Eisley

Daughter
born October 29, 1993 in Los Angeles

Akira Fuse Actor

Husband

Max Fuse

Son
born c. 1983 father Akira Fuse

Joy Hussey

Mother
British divorced from Hussey's father in 1953 died in 1989

Christopher Jones Actor

Companion

Dean Paul Martin Actor

Husband
Separated when he was charged with felony possession of firearms

Alexander Martin

Son
born on February 12, 1973 father, Dean Paul Martin

Andreas Osuna

Father
divorced from Hussey's mother in 1953 had virtually no relationship with his children Hussey later reconciled with him, although they met only once face to face since she moved to England as a child

EDUCATION

Italia Conti School

attended from age nine

Milestones

1999

Played a therapist in the direct-to-cable film "Shame, Shame, Shame" (The Movie Channel)

1998

Had featured role in the movie "The Gardener"

1996

Appeared in the CBS movie "Dead Man's Island"

1994

Acted in the little-seen "Save Me"

1990

Played Mrs. Bates in "Psycho IV: The Beginning" (Showtime)

1988

Approved by the Vatican to appear in "The Jeweller's Shop/La Boutique de l'orfevre", adapted from the play penned by Karol Wojtyla--a.k.a. Pope John Paul II

1985

Episodic TV debut, "Sing a Song of Murder", a guest spot on CBS' "Murder, She Wrote"

1982

Portrayed the exotic Rebecca in "Ivanhoe" (CBS)

1980

Appeared in the Japanese feature, "Virus/Fukkatsu no hi"

1979

Had title role in "The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther" (ABC)

1977

TV miniseries debut, played the Virgin Mary in Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" (NBC)

1973

Made musical debut in the American production "Lost Horizon"

1968

Launched to international stardom as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet"

1965

Feature debut in the UK/US co-production, "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita"

1965

Cast opposite Vanessa Redgrave for a two-year West London run in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

1960

Enrolled in drama school at age nine

Cast as Mother Theresa in the biopic "Theresa" (lensed 2002); had received the nun's blessing to play her as well as the blessing of Pope John Paul II

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

After parents' divorce, moved to London with mother and brother

Bonus Trivia

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On her less than stellar career after such a promising start, Olivia Hussey told The Daily Telegraph (March 4, 2002): "You have to understand that I grew up with the whole world watching. One moment, I was just a girl acting in a movie, and then I was internationally famous, touring the world and getting mobbed, giving endless interviews. By the time all the publicity work was done, I was exhausted. I couldn't wait to get out of the spotlight."So I went home and hibernated for more than a year. I was a recluse. I didn't go anywhere. I didn't do much of anything but sit at home."

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