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Jill Ireland

Highest Rated:   100% Hard Times (1975)
Lowest Rated:   29% Death Wish II (1982)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
29% 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
78% Breakheart Pass
  • Marcia
1975
100% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Leila
  • 1967

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