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Born: September 13, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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"I get offered quite a lot of things, and I guess I would be very rich, but would I be interested? The best money would be to sign up for five years on a series. That's not my bag. I don't like the idea of being owned by anybody. My life is now between here (Hollywood) and Europe and I'd have to stay in one place more time than I want to." --Jacqueline Bisset in Us, May 14, 1990.

"Marriage is a lovely dream. I don't know if it's a lovely reality. I do believe in sticking in there ... I do think I will one day be married." --Bisset in Us, May 14, 1990.

In 1977, Bisset threatened to sue after unauthorized photographs of her in a wet T-shirt from "The Deep" were published.

On George Cukor, her director on "Rich and Famous," Bisset told Vanity Fair in July 1989: "Sometimes I hated his guts. I just wanted him to go to hell. It was very hard to be treated rudely in public like that. I was still probably wallowing in the seriousness of being young; he was too old to want to be serious. He just wanted to have a laugh. So he'd make these cutting remarks. Whenever we'd fall into a pause, he'd yell, 'Greedy pauses! There's a train coming through!' I had to go through that again with John Huston [on "Under the Volcano"]. The experience with working with those kinds of men was very humbling and not terribly agreeable."

Jacqueline Bisset ... would be a sure-fire winner in the category of scariest first movie experiences. Bisset told Webster Hall curator Baird Jones that in her first big role, in 1967's "Casino Royale," she was supposed to seduce James Bond wearing a nightgown and suggestively cradling a big bottle of bubbly in her arms. But she was shocked when, as a "sick joke," Peter Sellers, as 007, suddenly turned on her and fired a gun directly into her face when she entered the room. Though the gun only had blanks, the stunt left her face coated in burning gunpowder and bleeding from where the shards tore her skin.

"First I thought I had been actually shot and then when I realized it had been a blank, I thought I'd been blinded. My face looked like a shower spout of pinpricks leaking blood," said Bisset. On top of that, the noise scared Bisset so much, she dropped the champagne bottle on her feet. After that, "I was panicked whenever I had a scene with Peter Sellers," said Bisset. "To get shot in your first scene with a big star, that is a nightmare." --From "Page Six", New York Post, April 20, 2001.

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