Jacqueline Bisset Biography (1944-)

Surname is pronounced "Biss-it"; full name, Winnifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset; born September 13, 1944, in Weybridge, Surrey, England; daughter ofMax Fraser (a doctor) and Arlette Alexander Bisset (a lawyer and homemaker).Education: Attended the French Lycee, London, England. Addresses: Agent-- William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist-- Guttman Associates, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Actress, producer, and model. Also worked as a waitress. Also billed as Jackie Bisset and Jacky Bisset. Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer--female, 1969, for The Sweet Ride; Golden Apple Star of the Year, Women's Press Club, 1978; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress--musical/comedy, 1979, for Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, 1985, for Under the Volcano; Cesar Award nomination, meilleur second role feminin (best supporting actress), 1996, for La ceremonie; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actressin a miniseries or movie, 1999, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motionpicture made for television, 2000, both for Joan of Arc. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Guttman Associates, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, BeverlyHills, CA 90212.

Actress, producer, model
Birth Details
September 13, 1944
Weybridge, Surrey, England

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Extra, The Knack... and How to Get It(also known as The Knack), United Artists, 1965
  • Arrivederci Baby(also known as Drop Dead Darling), Paramount, 1966
  • Giovanna Goodthighs, Casino Royale(also known as Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale), Columbia, 1966
  • (As Jackie Bisset) Jacqueline, Cul-de-sac, Sigma III, 1966
  • Candy, The Cape Town Affair(also known as Escape Route Cape Town), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Jackie, Two for the Road, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Vicki Cartwright, The Sweet Ride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Cathy, Bullitt, Warner Bros., 1968
  • Norma MacIver, The Detective, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Anna, The First Time(also known as The Beginners, The Beginners Three, Doin' It, They Don't Wear Pajamas at Rosie's, and You Don't Need Pajamas at Rosie's), United Artists, 1969
  • Wendy, L'echelle blanche(also known as Secret World), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Christine Adams, The Grasshopper(also known as The Passing of Evil and Passions), National General, 1970
  • Gwen Meighen, Airport, Universal, 1970
  • Paula Clarkson, The Mephisto Waltz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Jenny, Secrets, Satori Films, 1971
  • Pamela, Believe in Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Rose Bean, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General,1972
  • Sheila Hammond, Stand Up and Be Counted, Columbia, 1972
  • Julie/Pamela, La nuit americaine(also known as Day for Night and Effetto notte), Warner Bros., 1973
  • Laura, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Tatiana/Christine, Le magnifique(also known as How to Destroy the Reputation of the Greatest Secret Agent... and The Magnificent One), Cine III, 1973
  • Countess Andrenyi, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974
  • Anna Crawley, Der Richter und sein Henker(also known as End ofthe Game, Getting Away with Murder, Murder on the Bridge, and Assassinio sul ponte), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Anna Carla Dosio, La donna della domenica(also known as The Sunday Woman and La femme du dimanche), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Janet Whistler, St. Ives, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Natasha O'Brien, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?(also known as Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, Too Many Chefs, Die Schlemmerorgie, and Qualcuno sta uccidendo i piu grandi cuochi d'europa), Warner Bros., 1976
  • Gail Berke, The Deep, Columbia, 1977
  • Liz Cassidy, The Greek Tycoon, Universal, 1978
  • Louise, Amo non amo(also known as I Love You, I Love You Not and Together?), Castle Hill Productions, 1979
  • Kay Kirby, When Time Ran Out...(also known as The Day the WorldEnded and Earth's Final Fury), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Liz Hamilton, Rich and Famous, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1981
  • Barbara Hallsworth, Inchon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Ellen, Class, Orion, 1983
  • Herself, Observations Under the Volcano(documentary), TeleCulture,1984
  • Yvonne Firmin, Under the Volcano, Universal, 1984
  • Katherine, High Season, Hemdale, 1987
  • Jane Lambert, La maison de jade(also known as The House of Jade), Cine 5, 1988
  • Clare Lipkin, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Cinecom, 1989
  • Claudia Lirones, Wild Orchid, Vision, 1989
  • Nicole Chantrelle, The Maid(also known as Un amour de banquier), Media Home Entertainment, 1990
  • Isabelle Colbran, Rossini, Rossini!,[France and Italy], 1991
  • Est and Ouest: Les paradis perdus(also known as East and West:Paradises Lost), [France], 1993
  • Frederique, Les marmottes(also known as The Groundhogs), Lumiere, 1993
  • Holly McPhee, Crimebroker, A-pix Entertainment, 1993
  • Catherine Lelievre, La ceremonie(also known as A Judgement in Stone, Biester, and Blutiger Engel), MK2 Productions, 1995
  • Paola Franco, Dangerous Beauty(also known as Courtesan, A Destiny of Her Own, The Honest Courtesan, and Venice), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Joan of Arc: The Virgin Warrior(also known as Joan of Arc),Fildebroc, 1999
  • Let the Devil Wear Black, Trimark Pictures, 1999
  • Geraldine, New Year's Day,2000
  • Also appeared in A Sunny Night's Dream.
  • Film Work
  • Producer
  • Rich and Famous, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1981
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, ABC, 1987
  • Isabelle d'Arc, Joan of Arc(also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999
  • Mary, Jesus, CBS, 1999
  • Sarah, In the Beginning, NBC, 2000
  • Movies
  • Helen Mallory, The Spiral Staircase,[Great Britain], 1975
  • Title role, Anna Karenina, CBS, 1985
  • Herself and the role of Julie, Vivement Truffaut(also known as Hommage a Truffaut), [France], 1985
  • Nina von Halder, Versteckt(also known as Forbidden), HBO, 1985
  • Marisa Granger, Choices, ABC, 1986
  • Marian, Hoffman's honger(also known as Hoffman's Hunger), [The Netherlands], 1993
  • Nell Bergen, Leave of Absence, NBC, 1994
  • Pandora, September(also known as Rosamunde Pilcher's September), Showtime, 1996
  • Sheila Gaines, Once You Meet a Stranger(also known as Don'tTalk to Strangers), CBS, 1996
  • Christine Van Buren, End of Summer, Showtime, 1997
  • Angie, Les gens qui s'aiment(also known as People Who LoveEach Other), CTV, 1999
  • Barbara Thomas, Witch Hunt, HBO, 2000
  • Lady Lewis, Britannic, Fox Family Channel, 2000
  • Madame Simone, Sex and Mrs. X, Lifetime, 2000
  • Specials
  • Pavarotti and Friends, ABC, 1982
  • Night of 100 Stars II(also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985
  • Herself, Godunov: The World to Dance In(documentary), 1985
  • Host, Women of the World(also known as Women of Intrigue),syndicated, 1987
  • Host, The Hollywood Fashion Machine, American Movie Classics, 1995
  • Herself, Steve McQueen: King of Cool, American Movie Classics, 1998
  • Narrator, Impressionists on the Seine, PBS, 1998
  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars(documentary), CBS, 1999
  • Narrator, John Singer Sargent: Outside the Frame, PBS, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1989
  • Host, 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Also participated in other awards presentation ceremonies.
  • Episodic
  • Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1988
  • Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1989
  • The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Jacqueline Bisset, Lifetime, 1998
  • Herself, "Anthony Quinn," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Herself, "The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Herself, "Roman Polanski: Reflections of Darkness," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Night of 100 Stars II(also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985

Further Reference


    • Harper's Bazaar, April, 1987 August, 1988.
    • People Weekly, June 12, 1989 , March 23, 1998, pp. 111-113.

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