Jacqueline Bisset: The Mazing Actress’s Life In Pictures

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The British actress Jacqueline Bisset (born 13 September 1944) has probably had one of the most fruitful acting careers among the women of her generation. She has worked with many great directors such as John Huston, François Truffaut and George Cukor. First appearing as an extra in 1965’s The Knack …and How to Get It, Bisset made her official film debut the following year in Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-sac (1966). In 1967, she appeared in the movie Two for the Road. Next, she participated in the James Bond satire, Casino Royale, as Miss Goodthighs. That same year, she had her first lead role in The Cape Town Affair, opposite James Brolin.

By 1978, she was a household name. In that year she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress (Comedy) for her performance in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, and starred opposite Anthony Quinn in The Greek Tycoon. Unlike many actresses of her generation who have difficulty finding work after 40, Bisset has made a seamless transition from leading lady to character actress. She remains in demand in Hollywood and Europe.

Bisset is godmother to actress Angelina Jolie. Bisset has never married, though she has had several lengthy romances. These include a relationship with actor Michael Sarrazin which lasted over ten years and with Russian-American dancer and actor Alexander Godunov. “I feel like I was married to them because I was very dedicated to them”, she said in a 2008 interview. “But I also used to feel claustrophobic. Like many people who don’t easily commit, I think I had a fear of being known; I was not sure there was anybody inside there.”

What comes below is a collection of some of the most amazing photos of this actress: In front of the camera for movies, fashion shoots and life in general. (Click on the images to go to the “Enhanced View” mode).

 

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