Jacqueline Bisset is remarkable in a variety of ways.
The 78-year-old actress shows no signs of slowing down after a 58-year career and a filmography that includes roughly 50 films.
Jacqueline Bisset was one of my role models when I was a child, and my parents admired her. She is one of the few actors working today who authentically represents the glamor and glamour of old Hollywood.
I’ve always adored her graceful aging and thought she was alluring. Her makeup usage was never excessive.
The brown-haired beauty has proven her versatility throughout her illustrious career by portraying a variety of roles, including the seductive seductress Miss Goodthighs in the spy parody Casino Royale, a loving mother in Sleepy Time Gal, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, and Anna Karenina.
Bisset made her feature film debut in Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac in 1966. She rose to fame in 1968 after appearing in two consecutive films: The Sweet Ride, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, Detective with singer Frank Sinatra, and Bullitt with director Steven McQueen, and her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Sweet Ride with Tony Franciosa and Bob Denver, who is famous for playing Gilligan on Gilligan’s Island.
Her roles in Day for Night, Murder on the Orient Express, The Deep, Wild Orchid, Joan of Arc, the miniseries Dancing on the Edge, Miss You Already, and Birds of Paradise earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy mention.
The Legion of Honor, France’s highest state honor, was bestowed upon the multilingual performer in 2010; she is trilingual. (speaks English, French, and Italian). Bisset will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sedona International Film Festival in 2023.
Despite working with some of Hollywood’s most gorgeous guys, Bisset has never married. Frank Sinatra was fascinated by the beautiful woman, and rumors of a relationship between her and her Bullitt co-star arose. McQueen, Steve. But Bisset, a respectable English lady, thought they were too unlike.