Jacqueline Bisset (Actress) - Bullitt, Murder on the Orient Express
 
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Updated: 12/17/15

Name: Jacqueline Bisset

Born: September 13, 1944, Weybridge, Surrey, England

Claim To Fame: She is known for many film roles, including her performance in Bullitt and Murder on the Orient Express.

Family Life: Bisset has never married, though she has had lengthy romances with actor Michael Sarrazin, Russian- American dancer and actor Alexander Godunov, real estate magnate Victor Drai, actor Vincent Perez, and martial arts instructor Emin Boztepe.

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Info: British actress Jacqueline Bisset rose to fame in the 1970s as the object of desire for numerous top actors in features like Bullitt (1968), Airport (1970), The Deep (1977) and The Greek Tycoon (1978).

Films like Francois Truffaut's Day for Night (1973), George Cukor's Rich and Famous (1981) and John Huston's Under the Volcano (1983) revealed her talent for intelligent, complex performances.

Unlike many actresses as they approached their fourth and fifth decades, Bisset remained active and in demand, playing a wide range of parts from stalwart mothers to seductive socialites.

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Trivia: Is godmother to actress Angelina Jolie.

Was educated at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle in London.

Has one older brother, Max Jr., a car dealer.

Has said her last name is pronounced "Bissit" and rhymes with "Kiss it".

Her first job was a waitress in a Chinese restaurant.

Was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001.

Her father, Max Sr., was a doctor who died of a brain tumor in 1982. Her mother, Arlette, died in 1999.

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Where Are They Now: In 2010, Bisset was awarded the Legion d'honneur insignia. She returned to the UK to film Stephen Poliakoff's 1930s jazz drama series, Dancing on the Edge, which started on BBC2 in 2013. She won the Golden Globe for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for this role.

She plays the role of Miranda in the 2015 film Miss You Already.

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