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Jacqueline Bisset

The English-French actress has aged very gracefully.

Her first film was Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac in 1966 and she has not stopped working since. Casino Royal, Bullitt, Airport, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Day for Night, Murder on the Orient Express, The Deep, The Greek Tycoon, Under the Volcano, Forbidden, Rossini! Rossini!, La Cérémonie, Joan of Arc, Latter Days, Death in Love, and Birds of Paradise.

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by Anonymousreply 108December 2, 2023 11:42 PM

Now (thanks to the two threads) I just realized I never knew the difference between Jacqueline Bisset and Genevieve Bujold. Is there one?

by Anonymousreply 1July 3, 2022 9:36 PM

She broke my heart on Nip/Tuck. I couldn’t forgive her character for befriending the homeless guy on Christmas, only to murder him and sell his organs.

by Anonymousreply 2July 3, 2022 9:36 PM

I think she could use a much better hairstylist and color.

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by Anonymousreply 3July 3, 2022 9:37 PM

She hasn't aged very gracefully. She has aged badly. Maybe that's graceful to you.

by Anonymousreply 4July 3, 2022 9:48 PM

Yeah, she hasn't looked like the photo in at least 15 years. I don't think her face looks bad for a woman her age. At least she isn't a plastic surgery monstrosity. But she looks really unkempt and sloppy these days. She was gorgeous in her youth and very talented.

by Anonymousreply 5July 3, 2022 9:51 PM

Well perhaps she can throw herself in front of a bus, R5. Would that make you happy?

Seriously, you can't win.

by Anonymousreply 6July 3, 2022 10:01 PM

Nip/Tuck was where I first noticed she was allowing herself to age. And yet looked quite good.

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by Anonymousreply 7July 3, 2022 10:02 PM

She looks great for 77 which is why it is so baffling that she won't use a comb and hair conditioner. Her hair has looked like shit for 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 8July 3, 2022 10:06 PM

R1, Jacqueline Bisset was an exquisite beauty in her day. Genevieve Bujold was a pouty, baby-faced gamine in the style of Leslie Caron. Cute if you're into that look.

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by Anonymousreply 9July 3, 2022 10:07 PM

I thought her acting improved a lot from the mid-80s, but maybe she just got some interesting roles.

by Anonymousreply 10July 3, 2022 10:10 PM

She’s a very nice lady.

by Anonymousreply 11July 3, 2022 10:10 PM

Bond girl. Giovanna Goodthighs, and uncombed even then

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by Anonymousreply 12July 3, 2022 10:18 PM

Love her. Always comes across well when interviewed. Seems pretty no nonsense. My favourite film of hers is “day for night” by Truffaut.

by Anonymousreply 13July 3, 2022 10:18 PM

Any dirt, R11? Or just anything at all, really.

She did a movie with Candice Bergen and there were rumors that they got it on off set. That's a Lesbian fantasy set up right there. My goodness.

She has always seemed alright to me. Had a nice long run as being just downright gorgeous. Never seemed to really harm anyone.

Hopefully she'll go in for a wash and set at some point since there's no shame in naturally aging and we don't know if she has arthritis in her hands or something. Hell, I'll wash and condition her hair even now.

by Anonymousreply 14July 3, 2022 10:21 PM

Great voice too…

by Anonymousreply 15July 3, 2022 10:23 PM

Didn't she have a long romance with a female acting coach? Some European.

by Anonymousreply 16July 4, 2022 2:52 AM

She had a long relationship with with the ballet dancer Alexander Godunov. He died from complications of alcoholism.

by Anonymousreply 17July 4, 2022 7:33 PM

sheesh he drank himself to death at age 45 after having the body and training of a world class dancer.

by Anonymousreply 18July 4, 2022 9:56 PM

He just didn't do godunov dealing with his problems

by Anonymousreply 19July 4, 2022 10:22 PM

OP- She's aged into Collen Dewhurst.

by Anonymousreply 20July 4, 2022 10:49 PM

Day for Night is such a good movie. I love the mess that her character is.

by Anonymousreply 21July 5, 2022 12:09 AM

R20 Better than Colleen Camp

by Anonymousreply 22July 5, 2022 5:19 PM

Or Colleen Moore

by Anonymousreply 23July 5, 2022 5:38 PM

I admire her for having the guts the age like a real human being. I did notice they attempted some of those de-aging filters on her during her season of Nip/Tuck, but they always looked like someone blurred the part of the frame with her face on it with a lot of vaseline and everything around her looked clear. I don't think they'd mastered that effect yet. Or maybe they couldn't afford it. They did something similar with Jessica Lange during a flashback in the first season of American Horror Story and it looked equally bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 24July 5, 2022 6:33 PM

she was the very best thing in that "Latter Days" gay film

by Anonymousreply 25July 5, 2022 6:35 PM

R25 the sexy husband Stacy was

by Anonymousreply 26July 5, 2022 6:37 PM

She seems like a perfectly normal, albeit sophisticated, person.

Incredible natural beauty, but not a lot of personality onscreen until she aged out of the thinly written, “generic girlfriend” category. I guess she started showing more life in the early 80s with CLASS. And RICH & FAMOUS.

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by Anonymousreply 27July 13, 2022 6:58 AM

In this late in the 60s and 70s she was in a relationship with Michael Sarrazin

by Anonymousreply 28July 13, 2022 7:02 AM

Yes. A string of long term relationships. Never married - which is maybe smart for an actress with a demanding career and lots of travel.

by Anonymousreply 29July 13, 2022 7:30 AM
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by Anonymousreply 30July 13, 2022 7:34 AM

She didn’t do a lot of televised interviews. They made her nervous. Which I think is kind of touching.

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by Anonymousreply 31July 13, 2022 7:40 AM

She's lovely, but a woman. never a girl. Very beautiful and self possessed on the surface. Like Dixie Carter and Faye Dunaway - Bissett was never the ingenue. Funny that people don't take to her more. Her underplayed kind of acting and personal style doesn't stand out but doesn't date much either. I don't think she thought she was any good and her way to deal with that was to never go for big effects or too much emotion. Bissett was a great looking person - beautiful voice and body and movements.

Really fun interview with Joan Rivers. Joan of course tries to bait her as a wild slut or hedonistic sophisticated woman, but Jackie rises about all that and displays this lovely, kind of reticent, iconoclastic woman that everyone would like to know better. Charm.

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by Anonymousreply 32July 13, 2022 7:58 AM

Andrew McCarthy never mentioned Kim Cattrall's name when talking about "Mannequin" in his new autobiography, but he did talk about making his first move "Class" and having his co-star Miss Bissett inviting him to move to LA from NY and live with her and Godunov.

by Anonymousreply 33July 13, 2022 9:09 AM

Jacqueline had gorgeous thick wavy hair, her now thin crispy looking hair is, of course, due to aging. This doesn't always happen to all women, an aunt is 88, she still has a full head of thick hair, her hairline hasn't even receded. Of course, my aunt now keeps her hair short, but her hair is still thick and healthy.

by Anonymousreply 34July 13, 2022 9:33 AM

I just watched The Mephisto Waltz where she looks gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 35August 12, 2022 12:57 AM

She's tremendous in Francois Ozon's fairly recent thriller DOUBLE LOVER.

by Anonymousreply 36August 12, 2022 1:08 AM

She is like Candice Bergen in that while they can suggest an intelligent person they can't really act much.

by Anonymousreply 37August 12, 2022 5:14 AM


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by Anonymousreply 38August 12, 2022 8:46 AM

R33 why didn't he mention Kim's name?

by Anonymousreply 39August 12, 2022 8:56 AM

They didn't get along.

by Anonymousreply 40August 12, 2022 10:50 AM

It's Bisset...like kiss it.

by Anonymousreply 41August 12, 2022 10:50 AM

Candice Bergen was terrible in that rich and famous movie. So annoying playing that southern belle. She made Jacqueline look like meryl Streep by comparison.

by Anonymousreply 42August 12, 2022 1:49 PM

She was meant to be annoying.

by Anonymousreply 43August 12, 2022 2:52 PM

Class act. Is there anyone like her in Hollywood anymore?

by Anonymousreply 44August 12, 2022 3:12 PM

She's due for a resurgence of popularity, like Diana Rigg had on Game of Thrones playing the badass Olenna Tyrell.

by Anonymousreply 45August 12, 2022 3:41 PM

R43 I don’t know why she’d accept such an annoying character. Aren’t actors supposed to bring some like-ability to their roles… I mean she played it like a cartoon person. I like her in other things but in this she completely put me off. Okay so she’s annoying but she didn’t have to play it full annoying.

by Anonymousreply 46August 12, 2022 7:48 PM

Yes her hair is fue to aging , probably trying to make it look fuller. Its either that or wear a wig.(gross) aging steals from all of us, our looks , our hearing our minds . I think she looks great for her age.

by Anonymousreply 47August 12, 2022 8:37 PM

Did she get Andrew McCarthy in his prime?

by Anonymousreply 48August 12, 2022 8:47 PM

R46 - you have to put the blame on George Cukor for her performance. He sometimes enjoyed having characters go over the top , especially in comic roles. See Rosalind Russell in The Women. Plus Candice seemed interested in playing more comedy after Starting Over.

by Anonymousreply 49August 13, 2022 12:22 AM

R49 But that part is kind of comedic - see Miriam Hopkins in Old Acquaintance.

by Anonymousreply 50August 13, 2022 2:45 AM

Pauline Kael wrote that Bergen tried too hard to be funny in the film. "Overdressed in the manner of a younger American version of Barbara Cartland, she heaves in sight like a ship in full sail. Bergen is a good sport rather than an actress, though she probably does as much for the role as anybody could. .. Cukor uses her almost as if she were a big goosey female impersonator."

by Anonymousreply 51August 13, 2022 4:50 AM

R32 Bisset with the costar she slept with and had a 6–7-year relationship with

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by Anonymousreply 52August 13, 2022 5:16 AM

God, I miss Joan.

by Anonymousreply 53August 13, 2022 5:19 AM

In Casino Royale 1967 one of her early roles but it doesn't sound like her voice

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by Anonymousreply 54August 13, 2022 5:24 AM

also, in 1967 Two for the Road

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by Anonymousreply 55August 13, 2022 5:31 AM

I like when Jac.kie tells Joan to just cool it when she asks if she had an affair with Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 56August 13, 2022 5:33 AM

I met her once, she was very charming and friendly. Had a great house behind some hotel (don’t remember which) in Beverly Hills or near there.

by Anonymousreply 57August 13, 2022 5:36 AM

You were invited to her house r57?

by Anonymousreply 58August 13, 2022 6:16 AM

Just picked up an envelope with money and chatted with her briefly. It was a LOOOOONG time ago.

by Anonymousreply 59August 13, 2022 6:26 AM

She was in Bullitt...McQueen's girlfriend in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 60August 13, 2022 6:40 AM

R59 - are you an esc5ort?

by Anonymousreply 61August 13, 2022 9:29 AM

R61: lol, no.

by Anonymousreply 62August 13, 2022 3:40 PM

Her and Michael York were hot in Murder on the Orient Express

by Anonymousreply 63August 13, 2022 3:41 PM

She made Nick Nolte what he is today.

by Anonymousreply 64August 13, 2022 4:24 PM

She's not the least bit interesting.

by Anonymousreply 65August 13, 2022 4:44 PM

Well, yeah. Aside from being beautiful, sexually independent, kind, and internationally successful, she’s not the least bit interesting.

Just an ordinary little nobody, like most people.

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by Anonymousreply 66August 13, 2022 7:07 PM

One hot Saturday afternoon, I was having a pitcher of sangria with my husband (then boyfriend) at a restaurant off Park Ave South. The place had these huge windows and we were seated at the bar right near them.

We were just shooting the shit, people watching. After a bit, two women walked up arm in arm. They stopped in front of the restaurant to look at the menu, as if deciding whether or not to come in. They looked very nondescript but it dawned on me after a second that one of them was Jacqueline Bisset.

I kinda freaked out and so did my husband. We are both movie geeks and we were so excited. We just stared at her with these huge (probably dumb) smiles on our faces until she looked up and noticed us. Her and her friend started walking away but as she passed outside, she looked right at us and flashed the most BEAUTIFUL radiant smile. OMG - it totally made our day.

I know, lame story. But just the way she met our adoring gaze and smiled right back so sincerely - you could tell she was a super-cool, appreciative person.

by Anonymousreply 67August 13, 2022 7:44 PM

[quote] Pauline Kael wrote that Bergen tried too hard to be funny in the film.

Pauline Kael should kiss my hole. A more self-absorbed cunt I've never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 68August 13, 2022 7:45 PM

[quote] Her and her friend started walking away

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 69August 13, 2022 7:46 PM

R68 = Meryl Streep

by Anonymousreply 70August 13, 2022 8:03 PM

It might also be noted Jacqueline Bisset started the Wet T Shirt craze.

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by Anonymousreply 71August 13, 2022 9:38 PM


Costume designer Edith Head considered Bisset to have one of the “great bodies of all time.”

Irene Sharaff’s ideal was Marisa Mell, who she believed had “perfect proportions.”

by Anonymousreply 72August 13, 2022 9:43 PM

Anyone seen her Anna Karenina w/ Christopher Reeve? Is it worth a watch?

by Anonymousreply 73August 13, 2022 9:55 PM

she had a good part in the French Claude Chabrol film La Ceremonie (1995).

by Anonymousreply 74August 14, 2022 9:42 AM

1984 interview. Don't call me pretty!

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by Anonymousreply 75August 14, 2022 10:16 AM

I've always loved her.

by Anonymousreply 76August 14, 2022 10:36 AM

Bisset is Angelina Jolie's godmother.

In Bullit, she was not given very much to do except look gorgeous.

She was a beautiful brunette, just the type of woman McQueen went crazy for.

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by Anonymousreply 77August 14, 2022 12:26 PM

Here she is with Letterman promoting Class.

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by Anonymousreply 78August 14, 2022 1:12 PM

The 1980s perms altered her hair texture

by Anonymousreply 79August 14, 2022 1:18 PM

Does anyone else get any sexual tension between the interviewer and Jaqueline in R75?

by Anonymousreply 80August 14, 2022 7:38 PM

I think Jackie Bisset had sexual tension with everybody.

by Anonymousreply 81August 14, 2022 8:05 PM

r80 it felt more like whatever tension there was, was coming from Steve Edwards the interviewer than from Bisset.

Edwards is a creep and was working at KTLA in Los Angeles until 2017 when he was "me too'd" out of his job. Not surprising to anyone that had watched him on Good Day LA, at least it wasn't to me.

by Anonymousreply 82August 14, 2022 8:46 PM

I love this film of Bisset’s

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by Anonymousreply 83August 14, 2022 10:03 PM
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by Anonymousreply 84August 14, 2022 10:03 PM

Love the hawt bitch.

by Anonymousreply 85August 14, 2022 10:26 PM

No sexual tension with Charlie Rose.

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by Anonymousreply 86August 15, 2022 12:44 AM

Maybe she knew he was a perv who’d get fired for gross sexual harassment.

by Anonymousreply 87August 15, 2022 12:51 AM

trailer for Le Ceremonie.

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by Anonymousreply 88August 16, 2022 1:01 AM

A real beauty, but in such a natural way. Even to this day, you get the idea that, if someone were to mention her looks, she'd just shrug them off. She never made a big deal about them and appears to have aged into a well adjusted, beautiful, mature woman.

by Anonymousreply 89August 16, 2022 1:05 AM

Yes she is modest about her looks in the interviews.

by Anonymousreply 90August 17, 2022 11:06 AM

Just watched her arc on Nip/Tuck season 4. Unusual role for her playing a kidney harvester and she gets to slam a girl in the face, nearly have operation goo get on her that is in her car, and has her face bashed by thugs. But still looks beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 91August 31, 2022 2:41 AM

My introduction to her was opposite Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy - and Cliff Robertson - in Class.

by Anonymousreply 92August 31, 2022 3:32 AM

She still possesses a very sexy aura to me as a gay bloke. Same with Jane Seymour. I don't know how they do it, but I suspect it's much more than appearance. They both have a particular grace in how they move, and how they look at people when they're having a conversation. They both have beautiful smiles as well.

by Anonymousreply 93August 31, 2022 3:43 AM

Jackie always looked like her hair needed a hot oil treatment.

by Anonymousreply 94September 1, 2022 12:54 AM

She has a very warm and open in person vibe.

by Anonymousreply 95September 1, 2022 1:04 AM

R94 Not in disagreement with you, but some people have that frizzy texture no matter what.

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by Anonymousreply 97November 30, 2023 10:54 PM

R96=Shelley Hack

by Anonymousreply 98December 1, 2023 12:06 AM

God, I miss Michael Sarrazin!

by Anonymousreply 99December 1, 2023 12:48 AM

Bitch's career died with moi.

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by Anonymousreply 100December 1, 2023 12:55 AM

Loved her in Airport

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by Anonymousreply 101December 1, 2023 1:16 AM

She was a prettier, less interesting Charlotte Rampling...

by Anonymousreply 102December 1, 2023 5:47 AM

[quote]Did she get Andrew McCarthy in his prime?

C'mon did Andrew McCarthy ever really have a prime? If he wasn't a movie star (he's no actor) no one would give a him a second look.

by Anonymousreply 103December 1, 2023 10:20 AM

I recently watched La Cérémonie and had no idea prior to seeing it that she was fluent in French (she apparently studied it from a young age). She’s great in the film, which is a bit disturbing (Isabelle Huppert brings the warped darkness as she does so well).

by Anonymousreply 104December 1, 2023 10:58 AM

[quote]had no idea prior to seeing it that she was fluent in French

In 1973 she made "Day For Night" for Truffaut.

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by Anonymousreply 105December 1, 2023 5:15 PM

Andrew was cute and appealing but never Hollywood-level good-looking. He did give gayling-me funny feelings as depicted in the film poster for Class.

by Anonymousreply 106December 1, 2023 6:15 PM

I watched a film with her and Candice Bergen recently. It looked like they meant for the two to be lezzies but decided against it.

by Anonymousreply 107December 2, 2023 2:56 AM

Liz Hamilton: Merry, do me a favor. Merry Noel Blake: What? Liz Hamilton: Kiss me. Merry Noel Blake: After all these years are you trying to tell me there's something strange about you? Liz Hamilton: [shakes her head no] It's New Year's Eve. I want the press of human flesh - and you're the only flesh around. Kiss me.

by Anonymousreply 108December 2, 2023 11:42 PM
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