Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Argentina to British parents, dark-eyed actress Olivia Hussey was "introduced" in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Romeo and Juliet; in point of fact, she had been in films from , though never in any sort of starring capacity. Much was made at the time of the extreme youth of Hussey and her Romeo, Leonard Whiting. It was said that she was the first movie Juliet who was a genuine teenager rather than an established, venerated screen star; even so, at 16 Hussey was still two or three years older than Shakespeare's Juliet. Few of her subsequent films were on the same artistic or box-office level as Romeo and Juliet, though Hussey was a most fetching damsel in distress in 's Death on the Nile and a competent "femme fatale" in 's The Man With Bogart's Face. Hercule Poirot says: Oh Madam. A word of advice as they say in America "Take it h-easy". A word of advice as they say in America 'Take it h-easy'. Rosalie Otterbourne says: We'll try.
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I like pretending to be a nun. Maybe if I was an actress, I could pretend to be a nun and still be me. After Romeo and Juliet — which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — turned her and co-star Leonard Whiting into international idols, she went on to play both the Virgin Mary and Mother Teresa. Her husband of 29 years, David Eisley , headed a Sunset Strip metal band when they met in the 80s.
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After appearing in theatre in London, Hussey was chosen to play the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli 's film version of Romeo and Juliet She won a Golden Globe and the David di Donatello Award for her performance, and gained international recognition. In , she appeared as the lead character, Jess Bradford , in the cult slasher film Black Christmas. She appeared in several international productions throughout the s, including the Japanese production Virus , and the Australian horror film Turkey Shoot At the age of seven, Hussey moved with her mother and younger brother to London where she spent the remainder of her early life. In London, she attended the Italia Conti Academy drama school for five years.
See the gallery. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Olivia Hussey I Actress Soundtrack. Up this week. At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor Donatello Awards Italy's Oscar equivalent , an Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:.