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Jennifer O'Neill

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Jennifer O'Neill

Jennifer O'Neill (born February 20, 1948) is an American actress. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the daughter of a Spanish-Irish businessman and his English wife.

As a teenager, O'Neill started to work as a model and appeared in TV commercials and on magazine covers. In 1968 she landed a small role in For the Love of Ivy. In 1970 she played a minor role in Rio Lobo, starring John Wayne. After her success in Summer of '42 in 1971, in which she plays the young widow of a soldier killed in war, O'Neill became a well-known Hollywood actress, and continued acting for the next two decades, but was seldom offered roles which challenged her abilities.

O'Neill had more success in TV movies, including notable performances in Love's Savage Fury and in Bare Essence.

More recently, O'Neill started to write, and has published From Fallen To Forgiven, a book of biographical notes and philosophical thoughts about life and existence.

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