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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1944
MarkSparkling green eyes
FactDrives a 1970 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
PaymentsEarned $200,000 from The Deep (1977)

Jacqueline Bisset is a British actress. She began her film career in 1965 with a small role in the James Bond film Thunderball. Her first major role was in the 1968 film The Sweet Ride, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has appeared in over 100 films and television programs.

Bisset was born on 13 September 1944 in Weybridge, Surrey, England. Her parents were Maximilian Bisset, a general practitioner, and Arlette Alexander, a lawyer. She has two older sisters, Anne and Maxine. Bisset was educated at St George’s School, Ascot and at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London.

Bisset began her film career in 1965 with a small role in the James Bond film Thunderball. Her first major role was in the 1968 film The Sweet Ride, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has appeared in over 100 films and television programs.

Bisset’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. She has been married twice, first to actor Andrew Parker Bowles and then to actor/director Philippe de Broca. She has two children from her first marriage, Maximilian and Annette.

General Info

Full NameJacqueline Bisset
Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1944
Height1.69 m
Weight140 lbs
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationLycée Français Charles de Gaulle


ParentsArlette Alexander, Max Fraser Bisset
SiblingsMax Bisset


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Locarno International Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, César Award for Best Supporting Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or ...
MoviesThe Deep, Bullitt, Rich and Famous, Day for Night, Death in Love, The Greek Tycoon, Miss You Already, Under the Volcano, Welcome to New York, A Judgement in Stone, The Grasshopper, Casino Royale, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mephisto Waltz, The Detective, Class, The Man from Acapulco, When Time...
TV ShowsDancing on the Edge, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling green eyes
4Natural brunette hair


Inchon (1981)$1,650,000
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)$500,000
The Deep (1977)$200,000


1If you keep your dignity deep within yourself and you know why you did something -- anything -- then you'll carry your dignity with you. If You sell yourself for the wrong reasons with the attitude, "Oh, I'll go through with this, take the money and run," it will catch up with you. Ultimately, there will be a shallowness and a taking from life rather than giving.
2[2008] I think the world's gone nuts. I'm not very proud of the way things are. I don't feel very proud of America, the way things are, just the complete lack of discipline. I think it makes America look really cheap, the mixture of all these young women just showing everything and behaving like wild things. I mean, we're all wild when we're young, you know, but there's some degree, it's just a matter of degree. I just feel like all these kids just have no parents, there's no one looking after them, and I think that's really, really said, that no one is willing to be disciplinary for young people so they have something to emulate. I really feel horrified by it. I feel really sorry for these girls, too, and I wonder if they have anybody they can trust, to talk to and put an arm around them, you know, someone genuine who is not self-interested. I presume it will pass, this time, because if it goes's hard to imagine. Society goes through times when things are out of control, more than less.
3[on goddaughter Angelina Jolie, 2015] Unfortunately, I haven't really developed a close relationship with Angelina. I see her rarely. [...] So many people are pulling her time. I'm a little bit shy, actually, to be truthful, and I don't want to be someone who tries to take advantage of her.
4You could have a fantasy, but it's got to be based on something you are able to do. I think a lot of people's unhappiness comes with their lack of reality.
5When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
6To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give.
7The thing about anything in life is you have to get ready for it. Study, learn.
8Marriage has just never interested me.
9Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.
10My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.
11I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions.
12I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labor.
13I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
14[on Albert Finney] Albert is a little bombastic, but he has a twinkle in the eye. He treats me like an ex-wife.
15[on Nick Nolte] Nick is a very sexy man. He is not very aware of that himself, though, he doesn't act "sexy" -- he's just Nick. That is an extremely intriguing kind of sexy.
16[on Steve McQueen] It was exciting working with him. But he was a hip American and I was very English. His phrases would drive me nuts. I didn't know what a dude was or a soul chick. I did find him attractive, but a little bit scary. He'd get on his bike and take off like a wild alley cat; that was his escape from fame.
17[on boyfriend Emin Boztepe] Our age gap is not a big issue. It just depends on what you have in common and, although Emin is much younger, he's a very mature man. There are things that are different about someone who is not of the same generation as you: they don't know everything you know; they look at things differently, but things can work out just fine.
18I have never had any cosmetic surgery. I've never worried about age. I don't think all the nips and tucks look good. If these women who've had work done looked sideways in the mirror, they would see that they get a stiff curtain across their face. I think they do it because they are terrified of not being loved and of other people's opinions. Things on my body are not up as much as they used to be, and that's a bore. So I just smile more, which helps. I am becoming a fuller person as I get older.
19I look at photos of myself and think, "God, if I had realized I was so cute, I would have been naughtier!". But you could put any woman in a wet T-shirt and men would lust after her.
20I grew up in a small town, so it was thrilling to come to London in the 1960s. Everyone was experimenting and having fun. We would go to Soho and meet all those incredible image changers: Roman Polanski, David Bailey, The Beatles, Ursula Andress and Terence Stamp, who is still a close friend.
21[on her childhood home] Not one newspaper that came into the house ever left it. There were masses of books everywhere and furniture enough for three homes. My brother and I were extremely upset by it - and have now turned into clean freaks.
22The picture is called Class (1983) but the ad campaign is anything but. They've put my head onto another body and given me enormous bosoms. All the guys are going to be disappointed.
23After filming The Deep (1977), all they talked about was my boobs for the next four years. God, if I was going to do a picture like that, I'd have done it a lot sexier. That looked like two fried eggs on a platter.
24[1980] I'm either offered window-dressing parts in large movies or little art films no one ever sees. People think the movies I end up doing are my real choices. I do the best things I'm offered.
25I'm fascinated by a man with a twinkle in his eye.
26Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.


1Drives a 1970 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
2Was friends with Marcheline Bertrand and Sharon Tate.
3Turned down the role of Elizabeth McGraw in 9½ Weeks (1986) that was played by Kim Basinger.
4When she accepted her Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the British television series Dancing on the Edge (2013) in 2014, she reminded the audience that it had been 45 years since she had first been honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
5Lived with Emin Boztepe (1994-2005).
6Lived with Alexander Godunov (1981-1988).
7Lived with Victor Drai (1975-1980).
8Lived with Michael Sarrazin (1967-1974).
9Said her last name is pronounced "Bissit" and rhymes with "Kiss it".
10No relation to Josie Bissett.
11Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001.
12Godmother of actress Angelina Jolie.
13Dated French actor, Vincent Perez.
14Her favorite scene: fighting with Anthony Quinn in The Greek Tycoon (1978).
15Considers her most fulfilling role to be Julie in François Truffaut's French comedy-drama film Day for Night (1973).
16Favorite actors: Marlon Brando, Anthony Hopkins, Montgomery Clift
17Favorite actresses: Jeanne Moreau, Jessica Lange
18Favorite films: Brief Encounter (1945), Splendor in the Grass (1961).
19Her first job was a waitress in a Chinese restaurant.




Journey to Miyakojima2018pre-productionColleen Sherman
Backstabbing for Beginners2017post-production
L'amant double2017Mme Schenker / La mère de Chloé
The Last Film Festival2016Movie Star
Miss You Already2015Miranda
Peter and John2015
Welcome to New York2014Simone
Dancing on the Edge2013TV Mini-SeriesLady Cremone
2 Jacks2012Diana - 2010
Rizzoli & Isles2011-2012TV SeriesConstance Isles
An Old Fashioned Christmas2010TV MovieIsabella
The Eastmans2009TV MovieEmma Eastman
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving2008TV MovieIsabella
Death in Love2008The Mother
Carolina Moon2007TV MovieMargaret Lavelle
Nip/Tuck2006TV SeriesJames LeBeau
Save the Last Dance 22006VideoMonique
Summer Solstice2005TV MovieAlexia
Domino2005Sophie Wynn
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha2005Headmistress
Fascination2004Maureen Doherty
The Survivors Club2004TV MovieCarol Rosen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesJuliet Barclay
Swing2003/IChristine Mrs. DeLuca
Latter Days2003Lila Montagne
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story2003TV MovieJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Dancing at the Harvest Moon2002TV MovieMaggie Webber
Ally McBeal2001-2002TV SeriesFrances Shaw
The Sleepy Time Gal2001Frances
New Year's Day2000Geraldine
Sex & Mrs. X2000TV MovieMadame Simone
Britannic2000TV MovieLady Lewis
In the Beginning2000TV Mini-SeriesSarah
Jesus1999TV MovieMary
Les gens qui s'aiment1999Angie
Hey Arnold!1999TV SeriesMadame Parvenu
Witch Hunt1999TV MovieBarbara Thomas
Joan of Arc1999TV Mini-SeriesIsabelle d'Arc
Let the Devil Wear Black1999Helen Lyne
Dangerous Beauty1998Paola Franco
End of Summer1997TV MovieChristine Van Buren
Once You Meet a Stranger1996TV MovieSheila Gaines
September1996TV MoviePandora
La Cérémonie1995Catherine Lelievre
Leave of Absence1994TV MovieNell
Hoffman's honger1993Marian Hoffman
Les marmottes1993Frédérique
Corrupt Justice1993TV MovieHolly McPhee
Rossini! Rossini!1991Isabella Colbran
The Maid1991TV MovieNicole Chantrelle
Wild Orchid1989Claudia Dennis
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills1989Clare Lipkin
La maison de jade1988Jane Lambert
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story1987TV Mini-SeriesJosephine de Beauharnais
High Season1987Katherine Shaw
Choices1986TV MovieMarisa Granger
Anna Karenina1985TV MovieAnna Karenina
Forbidden1984Nina von Halder
Under the Volcano1984Yvonne Firmin
Rich and Famous1981Liz Hamilton
Inchon1981Barbara Hallsworth
When Time Ran Out...1980Kay Kirby
Amo non amo1979Louise
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?1978Natasha
The Greek Tycoon1978Liz Cassidy
The Deep1977Gail Berke
St. Ives1976Janet Whistler
The Sunday Woman1975Anna Carla Dosio
End of the Game1975Anna Crawley
The Spiral Staircase1975Helen Mallory
Murder on the Orient Express1974Countess Andrenyi
The Man from Acapulco1973Tatiana / Christine
Day for Night1973Julie Baker
The Thief Who Came to Dinner1973Laura
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean1972Rose Bean
Stand Up and Be Counted1972Sheila Hammond
Believe in Me1971Pamela
Secrets1971Jennifer Wood
The Mephisto Waltz1971Paula Clarkson
The Grasshopper1970Christine Adams
Airport1970Gwen Meighen
Secret World1969Wendy Sinclair
The First Time1969Anna
The Sweet Ride1968Vickie Cartwright
The Detective1968Norma MacIver
The Cape Town Affair1967Candy
Two for the Road1967Jackie
Casino Royale1967Miss Goodthighs (as Jacky Bisset)
Arrivederci, Baby!1966Dancer
Cul-De-Sac1966Jacqueline (as Jackie Bisset)
The Knack... and How to Get It1965Extra (uncredited)


Rich and Famous1981producer - uncredited


Le concert2009special thanks
The Making of 'Casino Royale'2008Video documentary special thanks
Bouit2005special thanks


The Making of 'Casino Royale'2008Video documentaryHerself - 'Miss Goodthighs'
Nick Nolte: No Exit2008DocumentaryHerself
Greatest Ever Disaster Movies2007TV MovieHerself
Cézanne in Provence2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery2006TV SpecialHerself - (uncredit)
The World's Greatest Actor2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?2005TV SeriesHerself
Car Cruzin'2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Making 'Murder on the Orient Express'2004Video documentaryHerself
Na plovárne2004TV SeriesHerself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Day for Night: A Conversation with Jaqueline Bisset2003Video documentary shortHerself
Biography1998-2002TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Actress
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000TV SeriesHerself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Steve McQueen: The King of Cool1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Great Performances1998TV SeriesHerself / Interviewee
Intimate Portrait1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Esto es lo que hay1996TV SeriesHerself
Corazón, corazón1996TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Bullard Show1996TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Hollywood Fashion Machine1995TV Movie documentaryHost
La nuit des Césars1994-1995TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Presenter
The Society of Operating Cameramen: Lifetime Achievement Awards1994VideoHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Días de cine1993TV SeriesHerself
Tal cual1993TV SeriesHerself
Est & Ouest: Les paradis perdus1993DocumentaryHerself
Momentos de Glória1993TV SeriesHerself
De tú a tú1992TV Series
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Host
Primero izquierda1992TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1990TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Aspel & Company1986-1990TV SeriesHerself
Un dia és un dia1990TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Tommys Hollywood Report1988TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1981-1987TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1987TV SeriesHerself
Cinema 31986TV SeriesHerself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?1986TV Series
The Annual Variety Club's Big Heart Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight1986TV SeriesHerself
Godunov: The World to Dance In1985TV Movie documentaryHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Observations Under the Volcano1984DocumentaryHerself
Notes from Under the Volcano1984Documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Class'1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pavarotti & Friends1982TV Special
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerself
Parkinson1982TV SeriesHerself
The City Center Gala1981TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Signature1981TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1970-1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1973-1980TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'The Deep'1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Bronson: St. Ives1976TV Short documentaryHerself
The 11th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards1975TV SpecialHerself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles1975TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Dim Dam Dom1969TV SeriesHerself
'Bullitt': Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality1968Documentary shortHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Cult Queen Mary Woronov from Warhol to Corman2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHerself
C à vous2014TV SeriesHerself
Thé ou café2014TV SeriesHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Le Magnifique: Comment détruire la réputation du plus célèbre agent secret?2013Video documentary shortHerself
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHerself
Mulberry Child2011DocumentaryHerself - Narrator
Seymour Cassel Hollywood Reporter Acting Achievment Tribute2009ShortHerself

Archive Footage

The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself
Ted Kotcheff's Gourmet Cinema2011Video documentaryNatasha O'Brien (uncredited)
Deux de la Vague2010DocumentaryHerself
Memòries de la tele2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery2007Video documentaryCountess Andrenyi (in 'Murder on the Orient Express')
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
La classe américaine1993TV MovieLa femme de l'hélicoptère
Vivement Truffaut1985TV Movie documentaryHerself / Julie
Famous T & A1982Video documentaryJennifer Wood
On Location with Rich and Famous1981Documentary short


Won Awards

2015Stanislavsky PrizeMoscow International Film Festival

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2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDancing on the Edge (2013)
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2008Festival PrizeBoston Film FestivalBest ActressDeath in Love (2008)
2006Actor's Mission AwardArt Film Festival
2005LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalPioneer Award
2004Town of Karlovy Vary AwardKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2003Career Achievement AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film Festival
2001Honorary RogerAvignon/New York Film FestivalIn recognition of her 30-year acting career both in France and America.
2001CineMerit AwardMunich Film Festival
1978Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year

Nominated Awards

2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAn Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressThe Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionJoan of Arc (1999)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesJesus (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieJoan of Arc (1999)
1996CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Supporting Actress (Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle)La cérémonie (1995)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureUnder the Volcano (1984)
1985ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesForbidden (1984)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalWho Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
1978Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Greek Tycoon (1978)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Dramatic Performance, FemaleThe Grasshopper (1970)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar, Female8th place.
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Sweet Ride (1968)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale New Face5th place.

2nd Place Awards

1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale New FaceBullitt (1968)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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