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Jennifer O'Neill

Jennifer O'Neill is an internationally acclaimed actress, film and television star, entrepreneur spokeswoman, and author, with over thirty feature films to her credit. O'Neill is presently in post-production for her new Hi-Def TV series, Where Hearts Meet and Partners in Design. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an English mother and a Spanish-Irish father, O'Neill's career first began when she entered international modeling at age fifteen while still a student at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. The world of magazine covers quickly lead to other goals, and she was accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York's esteemed school of acting. It only took a short while before her unique qualities were noticed by director Howard Hawks, who cast her to star opposite John Wayne in RIO LOBO. After her film debut, O'Neill accepted a role in SUMMER OF ‘42. Her hauntingly beautiful portrayal of Dorothy made O'Neill a household name, and today SUMMER OF ‘42 is one of the most popular titles in home entertainment. Stimulated by creative opportunities that lie behind the camera, O'Neill soon moved to Europe and placed herself under the tutelage of master Italian director Luchino Visconti, where she turned in an award winning performance in his final film, THE INNOCENT, co-starring Giancarlo Giannini. Returning home, O'Neill continued to star in a succession of popular films including Blake Edward's THE CAREY TREATMENT, CARAVANS, THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD, A FORCE OF ONE, LADY ICE, and the David Cronenberg blockbuster SCANNERS. As an author, Ms. O'Neill has penned her autobiography, Surviving Myself- William Morrow Publishing, From Fallen To Forgiven – Word Publishing, You're Not Alone – HCI Publishing, and her fiction series – Circle of Friends: Just Off Main– Broadman and Holman Publishing.

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Jennifer O'Neill Facts

BirthdayFebruary 20, 1948 (76)
BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Jennifer O'Neill compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Rio Lobo
Dallas Buyers Club
I'm Not Ashamed
Hot Rod
Being John Malkovich
Summer Of '42
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