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JENNIFER O'NEILL BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Jennifer O'Neill was born on February 20th, 1948 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, born to Oscar and Irene O'Neill.  As a young girl, she loved horses and would ride whenever given the opportunity.  However, at age fifteen, she was involved in a horse riding accident and was told she could never ride again.
 
Her family relocated soon after her accident to Connecticut and she began pursuing other interests such as modeling.  She was signed to a contract with Ford Modeling Agency and by the time she was fifteen years old, she had graced such magazine covers as, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.  She also studied at Dalton School in Manhattan and also became involved in acting, enrolling at the New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.

By the late 1960's, she had broken into the film industry with her debut on, "For Love of Ivy" (1968).  Soon, she caught the attention of other directors and began adding such credits to her resume as, "Rio Lobo" (1970), "Summer of '42" (1971), "Lady Ice" (1973), "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" (1975), "Scanners" (1981) and "The Flower in His Mouth" (1976), a film in which she appeared nude on screen.
 
Although, she was being cast in roles, none were at the level of success from her role in "Rio Lobo" starring John Wayne, Jack Elam and Victor French.  However, her performance in the film, "L'innocente" (1976) was a successful one.   

She has also added a variety of television credits to her resume appearing on such series as, "Bare Essence", "Cover Up" and "Nash Bridges", as well as a number of television movies.  Most recently, she has appeared in the films, "Time Changer" (2002), "Billy: The Early Years" (2008), "Last Ounce of Courage" (2012) and "Doonby" (2012).
 
In addition to her acting, O'Neill remained working as a model and had a long running, "Cover Girl" campaign.  She relocated in the late 90's to Tennessee and wrote an autobiography titled, "Surviving Myself" (1999), which discussed personal details about her life experiences.  She has authored ten books total and also appears as a motivational speaker.  

Her personal life has had a mixture of up's and downs with numerous failed marriages and even suffering a gun shot wound to her abdomen when she herself, was checking to see if a gun was loaded.
 
Jennifer O'Neill has married a total of nine times throughout her life.  Her first husband was Dean Rossiter from 1965 through 1971 and together they had one child.  She then wed Joseph Roster from 1972 through 1974.  Her third marriage was to Nick De Noia, but it only lasted one year from 1975 through 1976.  She then chose to wed for a fourth time to John Lederer in 1977 and they had one child before this marriage also failed by 1983.  Her fifth husband was Richard A. Alan from 1984 through 1987.  Again, she chose to enter into another union with Jeff Barry from 1988 through 1991.  Husband number seven was Neil L. Bonin, but this marriage was annulled in 1993.  O'Neill next wed Richard A. Alan again between 1993 and 1996 and they had child together, however even round two of this marriage was not successful.  She is currently married to her ninth husband, Mervin Sidney Louque, Jr. since 1997 and they reside on a horse farm in Tennessee called, Himmenglade Farm where she runs a non profit organization as a retreat for women.    
 
O'Neill is involved with a number of other charitable causes such as, the March of Dimes, the National Right to Life, the Arthritis Foundation and is also a pro-life advocate for healing post abortion women.    
 
 
Filmography

2012   Doonby

2012   Last Ounce of Courage 

2008   Billy: The Early Years 

2002   Time Changer 

2000   On Music Row 
 
1999   The Prince and the Surfer 

1997   The Ride 

1997   Nash Bridges 
 
1997   Raney 

1997   The Corporate Ladder

1996   Poltergeist: The Legacy
 
1996   Voyeur II 

1995   Silver Strand 

1994   The Visual Bible: Acts
 
1994   Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence

1993   The Cover Girl Murders 

 1993   Discretion Assured 

1992   Perfect Family 

1992   Love Is Like That 
 
1992   Invasion of Privacy 

1991   Committed

1990   Personals 
 
1989   Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal 

1988   Glory Days 

1988   The Red Spider 
 
1987   I Love N.Y. 

1986   Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star 

1985   Chase
 
1985   A.D. 

1984-1985  Cover Up le Reynolds

1983   Bare Essence obbi Rowan
 
1981   The Other Victim

1981   Scanners

1980   Cloud Dancer 
 
1979   Steel

1979   A Force of One 

1979   Love's Savage Fury
 
1978   Caravans 

1977   The Psychic 

1976   Call Girl: La vida privada de una seƱorita bien 
 
1976   L'innocente 

1975   The Flower in His Mouth 

1975   Whiffs 
 
1975   The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 

1973   Lady Ice 

1972   The Carey Treatment 
 
1972   Glass Houses 

1971   Such Good Friends 

1971   Summer of '42 
 
1970   Rio Lobo

1969   Futz

1968   For Love of Ivy





Matinee Classics - Rio Lobo starring John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neil, Victor French, Susan Dosamantes, Christopher Mitchum, Mike Henry, Jack Elam, David Huddleston, Bill Williams and Edward Faulkner
Matinee Classics - Scanners starring Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, Robert A. Silverman, Jock Brandis, Mavor Moore and Louis Del Grande


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