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Jennifer O'neill

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Photos Jennifer O'neill Birth name: Jennifer O'neill
Birth date: 1948/02/20 (73 years old)
Birth place : Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
Height: 1.73 m

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Biography for Jennifer O'neill

Jennifer O'Neill was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 20, 1948. Her father was of Irish-Spanish descent, and her mother English. Whereas Elvis was riding high on the fame of his hit record "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1956, when she was 9 years old in 1957, schoolmates humiliated her over a pair of pink suede shoes. Things got worse when her parents refused to buy her a horse (she has always loved horses), and got her a cat instead. At 14, she attempted suicide; her parents only saw this as an attempt for attention. Jennifer continued to ride horses every chance she could; however at 15 she broke her back and neck in 3 places when a horse she was riding fell on her. There would be no more horseback riding when her family moved from Connecticut to New York City soon after; she started her highly-successful modeling career there, she was only 15. She was a student at Dalton School in Manhattan, and she got into New York's Neighborhood Playhouse for aspiring actors. She married her first husband at 17, had a daughter, Aimee. Shortly after, she checked herself into a mental hospital for treatment for stress.

Her first film was For Love of Ivy (1968). Whereas it was a small start, she did attract the interest of director Howard Hawks, who cast her to star opposite John Wayne in Rio Lobo (1970). Jennifer got her first divorce, and got married again, this time to a student of Eastern philosophy. Even though her agent advised against it, she took the main role in the surprise sleeper Summer of '42 (1971). This movie gave her national recognition; unfortunately she'd never have such a great role or film again. She continued to appear in profitable, though less critically acclaimed movies, from Lady Ice (1973) through Scanners (1981); (in 1976 she was briefly in Europe, working with Italian director Luchino Visconti, and gave an award-winning performance in his last film "The Innocent"). However, she is most remembered for her decades-long "Cover Girl" campaign - in an industry where some models are "over the hill" at age 25, she had a 30 year run with this makeup product.

Jennifer has had her ups and downs; successes and failures; marriages and divorces. (And tragedies; she was divorced from Nick De Noia, the original choreographer for the Chippendale dancers, who was shot to death with a large calibre handgun in April 1987.) Husband #5 gave her a son, Reis; however he also went through all her money. She amassed money again, and had a 2nd son, Cooper, with husband #6, Mervin Louque, who was unfaithful. She divorced him, and married husband #7, then remarried Mervin Louque (her 8th husband, 9th marriage). Despite personal tragedies, Jennifer is a loving and giving person - she has served as chairperson for the American Cancer Society, and worked for other charitable causes, such as the March of Dimes, the Retinitis Pigmetosa Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation. She wrote her autobiography "Surviving Myself." Jennifer and her husband live on a horse ranch in Nashville, TN, where she can at last ride horses to her heart's content. A born again Christian, she has found happiness in her faith.

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Filmography

Title Role
Time Changer (2002) Michelle Bain
On Music Row (2000) (TV) Linda Rodgers
The Prince and the Surfer (1999) Queen Albertina
The Ride (1997) Ellen Stillwell
The Corporate Ladder (1997) Irene Grace
Voyeur II (1996) (VG) Dr. Elizabeth Duran
Silver Strand (1995) (TV) Louellen Peterson
The Visual Bible: Acts (1994) (V) Lydia
Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (1994) (TV) Nan Stone
The Cover Girl Murders (1993) (TV) Kate
Love Is Like That (1993) Ms. Alman
Discretion Assured (1993) Paige
Perfect Family (1992) (TV) Maggie
Invasion of Privacy (1992) (TV) Hillary Wayne
Personals (1990) (TV) Heather Moore
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989) (TV) Debralee Taft
Glory Days (1988) (TV) Scotty
The Red Spider (1988) (TV) Stephanie Hartford
Committed (1988) Susan Manning
I Love N.Y. (1988) Irene
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) Alison Carr
Chase (1985) (TV) Sandy Albright
A.D. (1985) (mini) TV Series Messalina
Cover Up (1984) TV Series Danielle Reynolds (1984-1985)
Cover Up (1984) (TV) Dani Reynolds
Bare Essence (1983) TV Series Lady Bobbi Rowan (1983)
The Other Victim (1981) (TV) Nancy Langford
Scanners (1981) Kim Obrist
Cloud Dancer (1980) Helen St. Clair
Steel (1980) Cass Cassidy
A Force of One (1979) Mandy Rust
Love's Savage Fury (1979) (TV) Laurel
Caravans (1978) Ellen Jasper
Sette note in nero (1977) Virginia Ducci
Call Girl: La vida privada de una señorita bien (1976)
Innocente, L' (1976) Teresa Raffo
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) Ann Curtis
Whiffs (1975) Scottie Hallam
Gente di rispetto (1975) Elena Bardi
Lady Ice (1973) Paula Booth
The Carey Treatment (1972) Georgia Hightower
Glass Houses (1972)
Such Good Friends (1971) Miranda Graham
Summer of '42 (1971) Dorothy
Rio Lobo (1970) Shasta Delaney
Futz! (1969)
For Love of Ivy (1968)

Trivia

Married 9 times

Mother of 3 (1 girl - Aimee, and 2 boys)

Broke back and neck as youth when a horse she was riding fell on her.

Accidentally shot herself in the abdomen in 1983.

Lives on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee

Married once again to her eighth husband Mervin Louque, it is her ninth marriage.

Has her own Official Website and is busy still acting, directing, and producing.

Spokesperson for a skin care line "Firm & Lift".

has 1 daughter: Aimee; and 2 sons: Reis and Cooper.

A former Ford model, for decades she was the spokeswoman for Cover Girl cosmetics.

Measurements: 34-23-36 (as a 17 year-old model), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Her father was Oscar O'Neill, a WWII bomber pilot who flew the B-17 and once had his plane shot down over Germany where he survived a prison camp. After the war he went back to England to marry Brazilian songstress Carmen Miranda.

Became an overnight film star and made an immediate 'older woman' impact on young boys everywhere in the coming-of-age film "Summer of '42," despite the fact that she was only in the movie for 12 minutes.

Family

Spouse : Mervin Louque (1997 - present), Neil Bonin (24 December 1992 - 1993) (annulled), Nick De Noia (? - ?) (divorced).

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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