In every manner imaginable, Jacqueline Bisset is a stunning beauty.
The 78-year-old actress has a resume that includes roughly 50 films and a career that spans 58 years.
My parents’ admiration for Jacqueline Bisset began when I was a young child, and she has remained one of my role models ever since. She’s one of the few actresses that reminds me of the golden age of Hollywood.
I think it’s great that she’s ageing gracefully, and I’ve always thought she was incredibly attractive and alluring just the way she is. She never overdid it with the cosmetics.
The actress has played a wide variety of roles throughout her illustrious career, from the seductive Miss Goodthighs in the spy comedy Casino Royale (1967) to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003) to the tragic heroine Anna Karenina (1985) in the epic love story of the same name.
Bisset made her acting debut in Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac (1966), and she rose to fame after appearing in three critically acclaimed films in the same year (1968): Detective, costarring Frank Sinatra, Bullitt, costarring Steven McQueen, and The Sweet Ride, costarring Tony Franciosa and Bob Denver (better known as Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.
‘Bullitt’ star Jacqueline Bisset in 1968. Bisset played the role of ‘Cathy’ in the Peter Yates (1929-2011) directed thriller. This picture was taken by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images.)
You may also recall her from the films Day for Night (1973), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Deep (1977), Wild Orchid (1990), the miniseries Dancing on the Edge (2013), Miss You Already (2015), and Birds of Paradise (2021), for which she won a Golden Globe.
The French government’s highest honour, the Legion of Honour, was bestowed upon Bisset in 2010, and the Sedona International Film Festival will honour her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.
Bisset has never been married, despite working with some of Hollywood’s seductive men. Frank Sinatra chased the beautiful woman, and there were rumours that she had an affair with Steve McQueen, her co-star in the film Bullitt. However, the proper English lady Bisset argued that they were too unlike.
She described McQueen as “attractive, but a little scary” in an interview with the Daily Mail. I was stereotypically British, whereas he was typically cool. I couldn’t have dealt with his language; I had no idea what a “dude” or “soul chick” was.
She believes that she is too independent to commit to a long-term relationship, despite having three lengthy ones with Canadian actor Michael Sarrazin, ballet dancer Alexander Godunov, and actor Vincent Pérez.
Bisset remarked, “I’ve had some very interesting men in my life,” in an interview with the Independent. They have been quite a challenge. I’m told I don’t go for the “easy” guys. She elaborated, saying, “Spending time with individuals can sometimes give you too much information. Bad patterns become apparent to you. When you find out about them, you’re forced to marry the terrible habits of your spouse, and I’m not sure I can do that. My romantic experiences are always positive. I’ve never done an angry breakup. I recently removed myself from a number of stressful situations.
Bisset, who is Angelina Jolie’s godmother, hasn’t made headlines for any scandalous affairs, although she did win a Golden Globe for her role as Lady Cremone in the BBC series Dancing on the Edge, which propelled her to fame.
After 47 years of being nominated for best rookie, the 69-year-old finally took the stage to accept her award. Her acceptance speech was mostly incoherent, but it showed real gratitude.
She has since starred in the French thriller The Lodger (2020) and the comedy Loren & Rose (2022), in which she plays a sassy femme fatale. Bisset portrays the major role of Rose, a great performer striving to relaunch her career despite being hampered by a reputation that labels her as “a little zany and a bit unreliable.”
The film’s director, Russell Brown, claims that Rose is an antithesis of Bisset. Brown stated, “Audiences tend to assume that Jacqueline is ‘like she is in the movie.'” As a woman and an actress, however, I find her to be very different from Rose, and it’s a credit to her talent that the switchover is so convincing.
Bisset is a stunning example of an individual who gracefully ages. “I believe, if you want to look good, you’ve got to forgive everybody,” she famously declared at the Golden Globes. This is the pinnacle of cosmetic care!
She has also stated that she never considered plastic surgery despite having “lots of complexes” as a young woman. You don’t appear much younger to me. “It alters you,” Bisset admitted.