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Bisset, Jacqueline (1944-)
 

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With almost 70 credits, including much TV, Jacqueline Bisset's career remains curiously disappointing, notwithstanding some success in France with directors including Fran├žois Truffaut. Despite classic beauty, stylish persona and acting talent, she has failed to attract the meaty roles that would have made her a major star as well as a major adornment.

Born Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset in Weybridge in 1944, and a former photographic model, she entered films in Britain, uncredited, in The Knack... (d. Richard Lester, 1965) and, after several more, including Cul-de-Sac (d. Roban Polanski, 1966), went to Hollywood where she starred with Sinatra (The Detective, d. Gordon Douglas, 1968) and Steve McQueen (Bullitt, d. Peter Yates, 1968), and produced and starred in Rich and Famous (d. George Cukor, 1981), perhaps her best role, as the 'serious' author opposite Candice Bergen's popular novelist.

Brian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of British Film

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Thumbnail image of Cul-de-Sac (1966)Cul-de-Sac (1966)

Roman Polanski's black comedy about a couple terrorised by gangsters

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Star-studded adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery

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