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Jill St. John ACTOR


Jill St. John was born on August 19th, 1940 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Jill Arlyn Oppenheim, born to Edward and Betty Lou Oppenheim.  From the age of five she was already involved in the entertainment industry performing on stage as well as on the radio.  She attended Beverly Hills High School and continued to pursue a career as an actress while receiving her education.    

By her teenage years she was working on television being seen in a production of, "A Christmas Carol" and by the age of sixteen she signed a contract with Universal Studios.  Soon she was appearing in such films as, "Summer Love" (1958) co-starring John Saxon, Judy Meredith, John Wilder, Molly Bee, Rod McKuen, George Winslow and Fay Wray, "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (1959) starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire and Charles Coburn, "Holiday for Lovers" (1959) also starring Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Gary Crosby, Paul Henreid, Nico Minardos and Carol Lynley, "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963) starring with Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam, Louis Nye, Richard Conte, Jack Soo and Carol Burnett, "Who's Minding the Store?" (1963) starring with Jerry Lewis, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston and Kathleen Freeman, "Come Blow Your Horn" (1963) co-starring Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Rush and Dan Blocker and "Honeymoon Hotel" (1964) starring Robert Goulet and Nancy Kwan.

Jill was absolutely beautiful and very sexy as well.  She used her appearance to her benefit in Hollywood.  She continued appearing in films adding more credits to her resume such as, "Eight on the Lam" (1967) starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Jonathan Winters, "Tony Rome" (1967) starring with Frank Sinatra, Sue Lyon and Richard Conte, "Banning" (1967) co-starring Robert Wagner, Gene Hackman, Guy Stockwell and James Farentino and her most well known role in the James Bond thriller, "Diamond Are Forever" (1971) also starring Sean Connery, Bruce Cabot, Jimmy Dean and Lana Wood just to name a few.
Along with film roles she also appeared on such television shows as, "Sky King" (1952), "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1951-1952), "Burke's Law" (1964), "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1963-1965), "Batman" (1966), "The Name of the Game" (1968), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1971), "Fantasy Island" (1981-1982), "Emerald Point N.A.S" (1983-1984) and "Seinfeld" (1990).  

More recently she has appeared in such films as, "The Concrete Jungle" (1982) with Barbara Luna and Tracey E. Bregman, "The Player" (1992) starring Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Sydney Pollack and Dina Merrill, "The Calling" (2002) starring Laura Harris, Richard Lintern, Francis Magee and Alice Krigeand her most recent film role in, "The Trip" (2002) starring Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun and Ray Baker.
In addition to her career as an actress she has always had a love for cooking and has written several cook books as well as appeared on the television cooking show called, "In House" as a chef.      

Jill St. John has married four times throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Neil Dubin from 1957 through 1958.  She then married Lance Reventlow in 1960 however by 1963 this marriage came to an end.  Her third marriage was to singer Jack Jones in 1967 but again by 1969 she had another unsuccessful marriage.  Her fourth and present husband is actor Robert Wagner whom she wed in 1990.  She has no biological children but is a step mother to Wagner's three children. 


2002   The Calling 

2002   The Trip

1998   Something to Believe In 

1997   Seinfeld

1995   Out There

1992   The Player

1989   Around the World in 80 Days

1988   J.J. Starbuck

1986   Dempsey and Makepeace

1984   The Act 

1983-1984  Emerald Point N.A.S. 

1982   The Concrete Jungle 

1982   Matt Houston

1982   Rooster 

1981-1982  Fantasy Island

1982   Magnum, P.I. 

1979-1982  The Love Boat

1980   Vega$ 

1979   Hart to Hart 

1977   Telethon 

1976   Brenda Starr 

1973   Saga of Sonora

1973   Old Faithful 

1968-1972  Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 

1972   Sitting Target 

1972   Decisions! Decisions!

1971   Diamonds Are Forever 

1971   The Red Skelton Hour 

1970   Foreign Exchange 

1969   The Name of the Game 

1969   The Spy Killer 

1967   Tony Rome

1967   The King's Pirate 

1967   Banning

1967   Eight on the Lam

1967   How I Spent My Summer Vacation

1966   Fame Is the Name of the Game

1966   The Oscar 

1966   The Big Valley

1966   Batman 

1965   The Liquidator 

1963-1965  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1965   The Rogues

1964   Burke's Law 

1964   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

1964   Honeymoon Hotel 

1963   Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? 

1963   Who's Minding the Store? 

1963   Come Blow Your Horn 

1962   Tender Is the Night 

1961   The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

1960   The Lost World 

1959   Holiday for Lovers

1959   The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 

1958   Summer Love 

1957   The DuPont Show of the Month

1957   The Christophers 

1952   Thunder in the East 

1952   Sky King 

1951-1952  The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 

1949   The Christmas Carol 

1949   Sandy Dreams 

Matinee Classics - The Christmas Carol narrated by Vincent Price and starring Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Earl Lee, Nelson Leigh, Joe Battista, George James, Queenie Leonard, Mike Miller, Karen Kester, Jill St. John, Robert Hyatt, Constance Cavendish and Jack Nestle

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