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Name: Jacqueline Bisset  
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Date of Birth: 13th September 1944
Place of Birth: Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset (born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset on September 13, 1944) is a British actress, born in Weybridge, Surrey, England to Max Fraser Bisset, a Brit of Scottish descent and Arlette Alexander, a French attorney. Her mother taught her to speak French fluently, which has led many to erroneously believe she was born in France. When Bisset was a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with disseminating sclerosis. After her parents divorced, she moved in to help her mother. She had taken ballet lessons as a young child, and now began taking acting lessons, and fashion modelling to pay for them.

In 1967, Bisset was cast in the critically acclaimed movie Two for the Road. Next, she participated in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967), as "Miss Goodthighs."

In 1968, Mia Farrow, who was having personal problems, dropped out of a movie named The Detective (1968), and her job was given to Bisset instead. She was cast opposite Steve McQueen in Bullitt in 1968.

In 1973, she appeared in François Truffaut's movie Day for Night, where she earned the respect of European critics and moviegoers as a serious actress. In 1977, Bisset made great strides towards becoming a better known entertainer in America with her movie The Deep (1977), co-starring Robert Shaw, where her appearance swimming underwater wearing only a T-shirt made many to credit her with popularizing the wet T-shirt contest. At the time, Newsweek magazine declared her to be "the most beautiful film actress of all time."

Soon thereafter she played in the movies Rich and Famous (1981) with Candice Bergen, and Under The Volcano (1982) with Albert Finney, which was made in 1984 and gave her a Golden Globe award nomination. In 1978 she had already earned her first nomination for Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?. In 1996, she was nominated for a César Award, France's version of the Oscars, for her role in La cérémonie.

During her career, Bisset has worked with such legendary directors as François Truffaut, John Huston, George Cukor and Roman Polański, among others. Several of her movies are French or Italian productions. Bisset has also appeared in many made-for-TV movies, especially during the last 10 years, some of which have been quite successful. One of her later TV movies, released in 2003, was America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, in which she portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy.

Bisset has never been married, but she has had a number of well-publicized relationships with men.


  • Domino (2005)
  • The Grooming (2005)
  • Fascination (2004)
  • Latter Days (2003)
  • Swing (2003)
  • New Year's Day (2001)
  • The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
  • Les gens qui s'aiment (2000)
  • Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
  • Dangerous Beauty (1998)
  • Once You Meet a Stranger (1996)
  • La cérémonie (1995)
  • La classe américaine (1993)
  • Crimebroker (1993)
  • Hoffman's honger (1993)
  • Les marmottes (1993)
  • Est & Ouest: Les paradis perdus (1993)
  • Rossini! Rossini! (1991)
  • The Maid (1991)
  • Wild Orchid (1990)
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)
  • La maison de jade (1988)
  • High Season (1987)
  • Forbidden (1984)
  • Under the Volcano (1984)
  • Class (1983)
  • Rich and Famous (1981)
  • Inchon (1981)
  • When Time Ran Out (1980)
  • Amo non amo (1979)
  • Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
  • The Greek Tycoon (1978)
  • The Deep (1977)
  • La donna della domenica (1976)
  • St. Ives (1976)
  • Der Richter und sein Henker (1975)
  • The Spiral Staircase (1975)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  • Le magnifique (1973)
  • La nuit américaine (1973)
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
  • Stand Up and Be Counted (1972)
  • Believe in Me (1971)
  • The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
  • Secrets (1971)
  • The Grasshopper (1970)
  • Airport (1970)
  • L'échelle blanche (1969)
  • The First Time (1969)
  • Bullitt (1968)
  • The Sweet Ride (1968)
  • The Detective (1968)
  • The Cape Town Affair (1967)
  • Casino Royale (1967)
  • Two for the Road (1967)
  • Drop Dead Darling (1966)
  • Cul-de-sac (1966)

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