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Whatever happened to Olivia Hussy?

Does Dionne Warwick know?

by Anonymousreply 74November 28, 2021 3:06 AM

Bitch better stay out of San Jose. I still got her number.

by Anonymousreply 1November 21, 2021 12:34 AM

Her daughter, India Eisley, has been making the rounds lately; I just saw her in Every Breath you Take. She looks quite a bit like her mom.

by Anonymousreply 2November 21, 2021 12:56 AM

R2 is she a Hussy???

by Anonymousreply 3November 21, 2021 6:19 PM

After I decide I’m finished singing I tell my concert ticket buying audience “that’s all you’re getting” then quickly exit the stage and light up a cigarette.

by Anonymousreply 4November 21, 2021 6:26 PM

Her career was hit-and-miss after "Romeo and Juliet", but she does have cult credit for her role in "Black Christmas". I truly believe she is one of the most beautiful women to have ever walked the earth. She has a rare beauty that is almost freakish because her features are so flawless. I've always thought it was kind of funny that she married an American metal musician (the father of her daughter India Eisley, who is also stunning).

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by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2021 2:43 AM

She showed up at an anniversary screening of Romeo and Juliet in Hollywood a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2021 2:49 AM

Olivia Hussey, 70. She was married to Dean Paul Martin, 1971-78.

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by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 2:52 AM

Recent pic of Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting (Romeo)

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by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2021 2:54 AM

She was in Death on the Nile in 1978 with Peter Ustinov, David Niven, Lois Chiles, Simon MacCorkindale, George Kennedy, Jane Birkin, Jack Warden, Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, John Hurt, and Angela Lansbury, who played her mother. She was definitely overshadowed by the aforementioned.

Then nothing.

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2021 2:55 AM

Olivia and Leonard

so beautiful, so young...

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by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2021 2:56 AM

She's on twitter and instagram. She is into animal rights and seems like a cool person. She wrote an autobiography a few years back

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2021 2:56 AM

I adore her in Black Christmas, and I remember her really freaking me out as Mrs. Bates in Psycho IV.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2021 2:56 AM

She looks good for 70.

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2021 3:21 AM

Looking forward to "Sharing the Joy" for the 50th Anniversary of "Lost Horizon" hosted by Bette Midler.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2021 3:25 AM

I read somewhere that she has some form of agoraphobia and that took a toll on her career I'm sure. She probably doesn't work as much because of it. Very beautiful and still is. Black Christmas is a good one to pull out around this time of year. One of the scariest movies of all time.

by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2021 3:29 AM

R1, you obviously are not I, because I am sexy, smart and legendary I and do not invoke S** J*** phrase unless the Chamber of Fucking Commerce pays me for the plug. We agreed on that in 1992.

That Olivia Hussy got old like all the Hussys do. Plus when you flash the goods at 15 no one is going to pay to see them as antiques later on.

That Hussy Mussy is Crusty.

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2021 3:36 AM

They were both SO beautiful in that movie. It's kind of shocking to see that they have aged.

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2021 3:56 AM

R3, Hussy was a little floosie.

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2021 3:58 AM

And now the Romeo & Juliet theme is running through my head...

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2021 3:59 AM

Quite big tits in Romeo & Juliet.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2021 4:02 AM

R20, my father comments about her boobs. He's a bit of a perv.

by Anonymousreply 22November 24, 2021 4:16 AM

R20, but I do understand you're the Quite Big Tits troll. I just had to add that my dad is a perv.

by Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2021 4:17 AM

R22 even as a gay man, I can acknowledge the fact that Olivia had a killer rack. Not only did she have flawless facial features, but she also had perfect (natural) tits. She was truly stunning.

by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2021 4:24 AM

She's on Localhussies.com.

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2021 4:30 AM

Are there any pictures of Olivia's parents floating around the internet? I'm curious what they looked like. I know that her father was Argentinian, which you can kind of see in her features (olive skin tone, dark hair), and her mother was English. She has a younger brother, too. I wonder if he was blessed with good looks as well.

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2021 4:38 AM

She was very beautiful and so was Leonard Whiting. I loved the 1968 Romeo and Juliet far more than the 1996 one. I watched both in my high school English class. I'm kinda shocked there's no Twitter movement to cancel the 1968 version because of all the underage nudity as Olivia was 15 and Leonard was 17. It never bothered me and I didn't see it as sexual or pornographic personally.

by Anonymousreply 27November 24, 2021 4:39 AM

r27 probably wants to cancel "Critical Race Theory"

by Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2021 4:41 AM

Thanks for the memories, R14. My big sister had the Lost Horizon soundtrack album, we all loved it. What glorious trash it was.

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2021 4:55 AM

I read her autobiography and she's led a sometimes hardscrabble life post Romeo and Juliet and marriage to Dino. She was never terribly ambitous and her business manager cheated her out of her funds and a house in the Hollywood Hills that she owned free and clear. A lot of moving around SoCal and juggling three kids by different husbands. I could have seen her going the Aaron Spelling route of soaps and episodic TV if she was centered in the 70's - 80's.

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2021 5:03 AM

Olivia made a brief appearance in the ‘90 miniseries “It,” still looking gorgeous, sorry her role was so small.

by Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2021 5:04 AM

Her Argentinian father whom she resembles facially but the feminine version.

I find her very beautiful I’m not sure what her career could have amounted to in the 70s. I know she was offered and turned down a few parts including Anne of the thousand days (may have been too young) and true grit (I can’t really see her in this but who knows, maybe playing a tomboy would have been good after Juliet). In her autobiography she says she had a falling out with her good friend Liza Minnelli when Minnelli pursued the role of Camille in a proposed Franco zeffirelli film version of the “lady of the camellias”. They eventually made up but she claims it was never the same between them again. Still she was one of the many guests at Lisa’s wedding to David guest.

I think Jane Seymour sort of walked off with her career in the 70s and 80s. I think Olivia would have ended up in some melodramas sue to her Juliet image and her beauty.

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by Anonymousreply 32November 24, 2021 7:40 AM

Isn't she in some weird Hindi cult?

by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2021 8:00 AM

If she's half Argentine. That means she's got some Italian, Spanish and Indigenous blood mixed with the other half of English. It explains her beautiful and unique look. The long straight black hair and cheekbones.

by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2021 4:14 PM

She was born in Buenos Aires and lived there during her early childhood until her parents split, R34. After, she went to England with her mother and spent the rest of her early life there. She has a unique accent that sounds British, but also kind of not—I am guessing this has to do with having lived in two different countries in her youth.

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2021 4:19 PM

A pretty interesting, fairly recent interview with Olivia

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by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2021 4:51 PM

Not only is she beautiful, but she has a great, distinctive speaking voice.

by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2021 7:46 PM

I've only seen her in the Tim Curry led "It."

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2021 7:53 PM

R32, Olivia revealed in her autobiography that she was a witness at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and Peter Sellers in the 1970s, a marriage that was quickly annulled and never reported in the media.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2021 7:54 PM

She and Honor Blackman played "roommates" in the late 1970s remake of "The Cat and the Canary." Blackman was quoted as saying that he lesbian sent her a lot of letters about that movie.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2021 7:54 PM

*that her lesbian fans

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2021 7:54 PM

Damn... Leonard Whiting morphed in Prince Andrew.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2021 7:58 PM

Smoking on camera!

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by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2021 8:14 PM

They showed us Romeo and Juliet in high school in the 80s. We had to get our parents to sign a permission slip because of the nudity. I was 13 or 14 and greatly confused because I found Leonard Whiting even more beautiful than Olivia Hussey. I still remember his nude backside but couldn’t tell you a thing about Olivia’s breasts.

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2021 8:31 PM

In my class - I was a teen in the late 2000s. All the girls had a crush on Leonard Whiting after watching Romeo and Juliet. Me being gay was far more noticing of his beauty though I even thought Olivia was stunning. We all compared Leonard's looks to Zac Efron. Zac certainly did favor him but without the talent.

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2021 8:41 PM

Lank hair.

A chin to match Miss Gulch.

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2021 8:47 PM

She was also very good in Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" miniseries playing Mary. Her look was perfect for that part.

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2021 11:20 PM

Has she ever played Lady Macbeth?

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2021 11:21 PM

R26 her dad looked like an ape.

by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2021 11:27 PM

R48 No. She had no voice.

The actress playing the role needs to know the English language.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2021 11:38 PM

As long as the Zeffrelli film continues to be screened, she'll always be young and beautiful

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2021 11:45 PM

The son she had with Dino Martin, Jr. is gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2021 11:57 PM

He looks like a young Bill Medley.

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by Anonymousreply 53November 25, 2021 12:02 AM

She released her memoir a few years ago.

She moved into 10050 Cielo Drive shortly after the murders and was raped by ex-boyfriend Christopher Jones.

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by Anonymousreply 54November 25, 2021 12:12 AM

[quote]When the film was released, Hussey realized she didn't know how to cultivate relationships and had no one she could ask for advice.

[quote]She turned down many viable projects, never learning how to network.


[quote]'Years later, I would be diagnosed with a severe form of agoraphobia: large crowds, open spaces, and uncontrollable social situations fill me with dread', writes Hussey.


[quote]It was a year and a half before she accepted another film offer but she was meeting actors and connected with actor Christopher Jones, hot off the film, Wild in the Streets and being talked about as the next James Dean.

[quote]Hussey accepted a lunch date that morphed into a romance as well as what she describes as one of the darkest periods of her life.

[quote]She had been warned by Jones's manager, Rudy Altobelli, that Jones might not be the right guy for her, but she read that as Altobelli flirting.

[quote]Jones was having a breakdown on the set of Ryan's Daughter in Ireland, distressing cast and crew.

[quote]He would sit staring off and then abruptly accuse a member of the film crew of stealing from him.

[quote]His attacks turned on Hussey, who was 17 at the time, in love and trying to understand her boyfriend.

[quote]One night while talking in bed, he punched her in the stomach and then held her close and apologized.

[quote]The production company decided to medicate him and it was up to Hussey to mix it in his morning oatmeal.

[quote]His mood swings calmed down on some days, other days he figured he was being poisoned because he felt too good.

[quote]Jones threw the bowl of oatmeal at Olivia, insisting she eat it and laughed ghoulishly before running off.

[quote]When filming was over, Hussey wanted nothing more to do with the actor and in 1969, she moved to Los Angeles.

[quote]First stop, Altobelli's home on the infamous Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, just north of Beverly Hills and the very site of the Charles Manson murder spree earlier that summer.

[quote]'The whole time I lived at Cielo Drive there was nothing strange or macabre about it. I was still very young, and by the time I arrived, all traces of the crime had been erased' – but for the fact that Altobelli had allowed Christopher to live in the back house temporarily. The ground rules were she would never be left alone with him and Jones understood they were no longer a couple.

[quote]Hussey was now caught up in the Hollywood scene of glamorous parties, and meeting big stars. The scene at Rudy's was also exciting with stars dropping by. Sally Kellerman, John Savage, Jack Nicholson even came to smoke a joint.

[quote]Olivia then began a short-lived affair with Terry Melcher, Doris Day's son, a record producer.

[quote]Rudy loved smoking dope and Olivia joined him becoming more paranoid throughout the day. Dino would join them and they'd head off to satisfy their munchies.

[quote]But then some dark sinister force brought Christopher Jones into her bedroom one night at Cielo Drive.


[quote]'Then he raped me'.


[quote]She called Dino whose first words were 'I'm going to have him killed'.


[quote]She didn't leave the Cielo Drive house for two months but Dino visited every day.

[quote]When she recovered, she went to the gynecologist who confirmed she was pregnant.

[quote]Conferring with Dino, Rudy, and a psychiatrist, Olivia decided to abort the baby.

[quote]While lying in a bed in Cedar-Sinai hospital before the abortion, when Dino left, Christopher walked in.

[quote]He apologized and pleaded with her to keep the baby.


[quote]Dino had been there to support Olivia throughout her ordeal and she fell in love with him.


[quote]They tied the knot in Vegas and Olivia was so into the marriage, she even learned to cook.

[quote]When Desi Jr. started dating Liza Minelli, she and Olivia became close friends as well as the godmother of Olivia's first child.

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by Anonymousreply 55November 25, 2021 12:28 AM

I've noticed that her daughter, India—like her mother—speaks with a slight English accent. I was under the impression that Olivia had lived in LA for decades, but this makes me wonder if she's gone back and forth between there and England, which would explain her daughter's accent. India was born in LA, but she definitely doesn't sound like a California girl, and I doubt she'd retain an English accent just because her mom spoke with one.

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by Anonymousreply 56November 27, 2021 10:48 PM

[quote]Olivia revealed in her autobiography that she was a witness at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and Peter Sellers in the 1970s, a marriage that was quickly annulled and never reported in the media.

Well, I'm not schur I remember it that way but gosh, Olivia Hushey was sho gorgeush and jusch shco lovely that you know I'm schur I would remember if it happened and I wasch there. Is Peter Schellers gay? That uschually helps.

by Anonymousreply 57November 27, 2021 10:56 PM

Those kids were just excellent. Of all the great movies I don't know why they never did a sequel to this one!

by Anonymousreply 58November 27, 2021 10:59 PM

She's.a bit beaky but that imperfection makes her more interesting.

She was in the Psycho prequel opposite Freddie Highmore and was impressive

by Anonymousreply 59November 27, 2021 11:09 PM

I bet Zeffrelli would have killed to get his hands on her kid at r53

by Anonymousreply 60November 27, 2021 11:27 PM

Zeffirelli was a lucky old queen, he most likely had Leonard Whiting, Martin Hewitt, Tom Cruise and James Spader at their peak of beauty.

by Anonymousreply 61November 27, 2021 11:32 PM

When I was a kid Romeo and Juliet and Lost Horizon were among my favorite movies!

As was Mame with Lucille Ball.

Thanks, DL, for ruining those memories

by Anonymousreply 62November 27, 2021 11:41 PM

James Spader?

by Anonymousreply 63November 28, 2021 12:06 AM

James Spader was in Endless Love along with Martin Hewitt. Ian Ziering and Tom Cruise also appear.

by Anonymousreply 64November 28, 2021 12:09 AM

Margot Kidder thought she was strange, because she went around telling people that she was going to marry Paul McCartney per her psychic.

Bette Davis didn't get along with her on DOTN.

by Anonymousreply 65November 28, 2021 12:15 AM

Bette Davis didn't get along with anybody. She was a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 66November 28, 2021 12:21 AM

R65, Margot Kidder wasn't in "Death on the Nile".

by Anonymousreply 67November 28, 2021 12:26 AM

R67 I think R65 is referring to a story about Olivia claiming the Paul McCartney thing on the set of Black Christmas, in which she costarred with Margot. I don’t think Margot, bless her heart, was ever exactly an easy personality to get along with either. As far as Bette Davis goes, R66 is right. Davis was a cunt to everyone, especially as she got older.

by Anonymousreply 68November 28, 2021 1:27 AM

Has Maggie Smith said much about Davis?

by Anonymousreply 69November 28, 2021 1:34 AM

Why would Margot Kidder take a silly teenage fantasy of marriage to a Beatle seriously?

by Anonymousreply 70November 28, 2021 2:36 AM

[quote] Has Maggie Smith said much about Davis?

I imagine if the appalling Davis created problems Maggie would have replied—

[quote] Miss Davis has made totally unsupported accusations against my name. If one more word of this outrageous calumny reaches my ears, I shall sue! I will not stand quietly by and allow myself to be crucified by a woman whose fetid frustration has overcome her judgment! If scandal is to your taste, Miss Davis, I shall give you a feast!

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by Anonymousreply 71November 28, 2021 2:43 AM

R14, if you are doing campy Olivia Hussey, we might as well go full camp:

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by Anonymousreply 72November 28, 2021 2:56 AM

She seems to be proud of the fact she “beat” Natalie wood for the role in “lost horizon”, my guess is wood was probably relieved.

by Anonymousreply 73November 28, 2021 2:59 AM

Wood was finished in the movies by then.

by Anonymousreply 74November 28, 2021 3:06 AM
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