Vote for your favorite Dish of the Day

10 LGBTQ+ Movies to See at the Reeling Film Festival

Battle of the Broadway Stars #34: 1989-90 Season

Guilty Pleasure Movie Challenge

Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 2000
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

73 Groovy Things about Jacqueline Bisset on her birthday

Today I'm celebrating Jacqueline Bisset's 73rd birthday by sharing a "few" groovy things about her life and career:

1. Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset was born on September 13, 1944, in Weybridge, Surrey, England.

2. Her first uncredited film role was as a prospective model in the 1965 British comedy, The Knack ...and How to Get It, starring Rita Tushingham and Michael Crawford.

3. She was credited as "Jackie Bisset" in Roman Polanski's 1966 film, Cul-de-sac.

4. She played a dancer in the 1966 British comedy, Arrivederci, Baby! (aka Drop Dead Darling), starring Tony Curtis and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

5. She played Miss Goodthighs in the 1967 James Bond spoof, Casino Royale, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen.

6. She appeared in the 1967 British film, Two for the Road, starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.

7. She played her first lead role in the 1967 film, The Cape Town Affair, with Claire Trevor and James Brolin.

8. She replaced Mia Farrow in the 1968 film, The Detective, starring Farrow's husband, Frank Sinatra (Farrow was still filming Rosemary's Baby).

9. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Female Newcomer for the 1968 drama, The Sweet Ride, which also starred Michael Sarrazin (whom she lived with for seven years).

10. She played Steve McQueen's girlfriend in the 1968 film, Bullitt.

11. She played her first "older woman" role (at age 25) in the 1969 film, The First Time.

12. She played a stewardess in the 1970 disaster film, Airport, starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Helen Hayes.

13. She starred in the 1970 independent drama, The Grasshopper.

14. She played Alan Alda's wife in the 1971 horror film, The Mephisto Waltz.

15. She appeared nude in the 1971 drama, Secrets, which was re-released in the United States in 1978 after her film, The Deep, became a hit.

16. She starred opposite Michael Sarrazin in the 1971 drama, Believe in Me.

17. She played a newspaper reporter in the 1972 comedy, Stand Up and Be Counted, co-starring Stella Stevens, Steve Lawrence and Loretta Swit.

18. She played Paul Newman and Victoria Principal's daughter in the 1972 western, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.

19. She starred opposite Ryan O'Neal in the 1973 comedy, The Thief Who Came to Dinner.

20. She played an actress in François Truffaut's 1973 French film, Day for Night, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

21. She starred opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1973 French film, Le Magnifique (aka The Man from Acapulco).

22. She played Michael York's wife in the 1974 British film, Murder on the Orient Express.

23. She starred in the 1975 British film, The Spiral Staircase, with Christopher Plummer and Elaine Stritch.

24. She starred in the 1975 German film, End of the Game, with Jon Voight.

25. She is the godmother of Jon Voight's daughter, actress Angelina Jolie (who was born in 1975).

26. She starred in the 1975 Italian thriller, The Sunday Woman, with Marcello Mastroianni.

27. She starred in the 1976 crime drama, St. Ives, with Charles Bronson.

28. She and her wet T-shirt made a splash opposite Nick Nolte in the 1977 film, The Deep.

29. In July 1977, she appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine, which declared her "the most beautiful film actress of all time".

30. She starred in the 1978 drama, The Greek Tycoon, with Anthony Quinn and James Franciscus.

31. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for the 1978 film, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

32. She starred in the 1980 disaster film, When Time Ran Out, with Paul Newman and William Holden.

33. She starred in the 1981 film, Inchon, with Laurence Olivier.

34. She and Candice Bergen starred in director George Cukor's 1981 drama (and his final film), Rich and Famous.

35. In 1982, she was a guest on CNN's Mike Douglas People Now.

36. She played Rob Lowe's mother in the comedy, Class, which she promoted on Late Night with David Letterman on May 24, 1983.

37. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the 1984 film, Under the Volcano.

38. In April 1985, she appeared on the cover of People magazine with ballet dancer/actor Alexander Godunov (with whom she was romantically involved from 1981 to 1988).

39. In 1985, she made her TV debut in two films - HBO's Forbidden and CBS's Anna Karenina (opposite Christopher Reeve).

40. She and George Michael were guests on the British talk show, Aspel & Company, on March 1, 1986.

41. She played Melissa Gilbert's mother in the 1986 ABC movie, Choices.

42. She starred in the 1987 British romantic comedy, High Season.

43. She and Armand Assante starred in the ABC miniseries, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, which aired in November 1987.

44. She starred in the 1989 comedy, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.

45. She was a guest on the British talk show, Saturday Matters with Sue Lawley, on September 23, 1989.

46. She starred in the 1990 film, Wild Orchid, with Mickey Rourke.

47. She starred opposite Martin Sheen in the 1991 comedy, The Maid.

48. She played Brian Dennehy's mistress in the 1994 NBC movie, Leave of Absence.

49. She and Theresa Russell starred in Once You Meet a Stranger, a 1996 CBS remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 film, Strangers on a Train.

50. On January 28, 1997, she promoted her films, End of Summer and La Cérémonie, on Charlie Rose.

51. In March 1998, she promoted her film, Dangerous Beauty, on CBS's The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.

52. She starred in Let the Devil Wear Black, a 1999 modern-day version of Hamlet set in Los Angeles.

53. She played Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the 1999 CBS miniseries, Jesus, which also starred Jeremy Sisto and Debra Messing.

54. She received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for the 1999 CBS miniseries, Joan of Arc.

55. She and Linda Hamilton starred in the 2000 Lifetime movie, Sex & Mrs. X.

56. She starred in the 2000 NBC miniseries, In the Beginning, with Martin Landau, Billy Campbell and Eddie Cibrian.

57. She starred in the 2001 film, The Sleepy Time Gal, with Martha Plimpton and Justin Theroux.

58. In 2001-02, she appeared in two episodes of the Fox series, Ally McBeal.

59. She starred in the 2002 CBS movie, Dancing at the Harvest Moon, with Eric Mabius and Valerie Harper.

60. She played Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2003 TBS movie, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story.

61. She appeared in the 2003 gay-themed film, Latter Days.

62. She starred in the 2003 romantic comedy, Swing, with Jonathan Winters and Nell Carter.

63. She played Keira Knightley's mother in the 2005 action film, Domino.

64. In 2006, she played the ruthless extortionist James LeBeau in seven episodes of the FX series, Nip/Tuck.

65. She played a ballet instructor in the 2006 drama, Save the Last Dance 2.

66. She starred in the 2008 Hallmark Channel movie, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, and its 2010 sequel, An Old Fashioned Christmas.

67. She starred in the 2009 film, Death in Love, with Josh Lucas and Lukas Haas.

68. In 2009, she and Donald Sutherland starred in the CBS drama pilot, The Eastmans.

69. She and Dennis Hopper starred in the comedy, The Last Film Festival, which was filmed in 2010 and released in 2016.

70. In August 2013, she was interviewed at Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival, where she received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

71. She won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for 2013 British drama series, Dancing on the Edge.

72. She played Toni Collette's mother in the 2015 British film, Miss You Already.

73. She will play Sarah Jessica Parker's mother in the upcoming romantic drama, Best Day of My Life.


joel65913 said...

I've always LOVED Jacqueline Bisset since the first time I watched Airport as a wee shaver and she was the most glamorous stewardess to ever fly the friendly skies.

She's done much fine work through the years and like most extremely beautiful women been undervalued for it.

I have seen her in person once. By chance I attended what was the world premiere showing of Latter Days at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, she and the rest of the cast were in attendance. The film went over very well with a standing ovation at its conclusion and the entire cast did a Q&A afterwards on stage. She of course received the most applause and was asked the most questions. She was lovely, gracious and charming. There was an event later that evening that I was unable to attend but the people I know who did go said that she was very genuine and approachable.

Marc Harshbarger said...

It's always nice to hear that a celebrity you like is a lovely person in person. Thanks for your comment, Joel!

dmappin said...

I love Ms. Bissett! I saw her first in The Deep.

I think my jaw surely must have dropped a mile when she co-starred in Latter Days. I mean, how often does a big name star appear in a little indie gay film? I thought the same thing when Gates McFadden made a (oh so) brief appearance in Rob Williams' Make the Yuletide Gay.

And her character and performance was so charming.

She is the epitome of classy!