Jill Ireland

Highest Rated: 92% Hard Times (1975)
Lowest Rated: 33% Death Wish II (1982)
Birthday: Apr 24, 1936
Birthplace: London, England
A dancer from age 12, British performer Jill Ireland became an audience favorite in her teens thanks to her many engagements at the London Palladium. Signed to a Rank Organization contract in 1955, Ireland made her first screen appearance as a ballerina in Oh, Rosalind. In 1957, Ireland married actor David McCallum, with whom she would later appear in several Man From UNCLE TV episodes. Her second husband was action star Charles Bronson, whom she married in 1967. From 1970 onward, Ireland seldom appeared onscreen without her husband; their best collaborative efforts include Hard Times (1975) and From Noon Til Three. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, Ireland underwent a mastectomy, gaining the respect of friends and fans alike for her courage in the face of death: she wrote a book on her recovery, Life Wish, in 1987, and served as chairperson of the National Cancer Society. Ireland then devoted herself to rehabilitating her adopted son Jason McCallum, who had become a drug addict. She penned another book called Life Lines, this one devoted to her struggle to bring her son back to health. His death from an overdose in 1989 weakened Ireland's already precarious physical state. Refusing to surrender to despair, Ireland was busy at work on her third book of reminiscences, Life Times, when she died in 1990. One year later, a TV biopic, Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story was telecast, with Jill Clayburgh as Ireland and Lance Henriksen as Charles Bronson (though not so named, as Bronson was dead-set against the film and refused to allow his name to be mentioned onscreen).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hard Times Actor 2001
No Score Yet Cold Sweat (De la part des copains) Actor 1997
No Score Yet Hollywood on Horses Actor 1989
No Score Yet Caught Janet 1987
No Score Yet Assassination Lara Royce Craig 1987
No Score Yet Murphy's Law Producer 1986
33% Death Wish II Geri Nichols 1982
No Score Yet Love and Bullets Jackie Pruit 1979
No Score Yet Chino Actor 1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three Amanda Starbuck 1976
75% Breakheart Pass Marcia 1975
92% Hard Times Luby Simpson 1975
38% Breakout Ann Wagner 1975
No Score Yet Valdez, il Mezzosangue (Chino) (Valdez the Halfbreed) Catherine 1973
40% The Mechanic The Girl 1972
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers Maria Reina Valachi 1972
No Score Yet Chato's Land Actor 1971
No Score Yet Someone Behind the Door Frances 1971
No Score Yet Violent City (The Family)(Città violenta) Vanessa Shelton 1970
No Score Yet Rider on the Rain Nicole 1970
No Score Yet Cold Sweat Moira 1970
No Score Yet Città violenta (The Family) Vanessa Shelton 1970
No Score Yet Villa Rides Girl in Restaurant 1968
No Score Yet The Karate Killers Imogen True 1967
No Score Yet A Trip Down Memory Lane (Additional Material for a Time-capsule) Actor 1965
No Score Yet Twice Round the Daffodils Janet 1962
No Score Yet So Evil, So Young Actor 1961
No Score Yet Raising the Wind (Roommates) Actor 1961
No Score Yet Carry On Nurse Jill Thompson 1960
No Score Yet Hard Drivers Actor 1960
No Score Yet Three Men in a Boat Bluebell Porterhouse 1959
No Score Yet Hell Drivers Jill 1957
No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms Jean 1957
No Score Yet Oh... Rosalinda!! Lady 1956
No Score Yet Simon and Laura Actor 1955

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Ann
  • 1972
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Leila
  • 1967
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Zelda
  • 1965
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Marion Raven Suzanne de Serre Marion
  • 1965
  • 1964

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