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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset (born September 13, 1944) is a British actress whose career has taken her to participate in many popular movies.

Bisset, contrary to what many people assume, is from England and not from France. Her mother was French, however, and she was a lawyer. Bisset had to take French lessons to learn her mother's native language. Bisset as a young kid took ballet lessons, but when she became a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with disseminating sclerosis[?]. After her parents divorced, she decided to move in wth her mother to help her and offer support. Meanwhile, she began taking acting lessons, and took up a fashion modeling[?] career as a way to pay for her acting lessons.

In 1967, Bisset was cast for the movie Two for the Road[?], which became a critically acclaimed effort for her. Next, she participated in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale, playing the character of Miss Goodthights.

In 1968, Mia Farrow, who was having personal problems, dropped out of a movie named The Detective[?], and her job was given to Bisset instead. Then, she was cast opposite Steve McQueen in Bullit.

In 1973, she participated in Francois Truffaut's movie Day for Night, where she earned the respect of European critics and movie goers as a serious actress. In 1977, Bisset made great strides towards becoming a better known entertainer in North America with her movie The Deep[?], where her appearing swimming underwater while wearing only a t-shirt made many to credit her with beginning a world wide revolution that led to a wet t-shirt contest craze.

Newsweek magazine by that era declared her The most beautiful film actress of all time.

Soon, she shot a movie named Rich and Famous[?], and Under The Volcano[?], which was shot in 1984 and gave her a Golden Globe award nomination, her second, her original nomination being for 1978's Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?[?].

In 1996, she was nominated for the Cesar[?], considered by many critics to be France's version of the Oscars, for her role in La Ceremonie.

Bisset, who is known as a good autograph signer who even personalises her sisgnature if fans ask her to, has never been married, but she has had a number of well publicized relationships with men.

She has been in movies directed by such stars as Truffaut, John Huston, George Cukor and Roman Polanski among others. In addition, she has played the role of Jackeline Kennedy[?] a couple of times, most recently in an upcoming biographical movie release about Robert Kennedy.

Her filmography includes:

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