Jill St. John was born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim on August 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, and her mother was named Betty Lou Oppenheim. She graduated Beverly Hills High School.
Jill St. John's TV debut was in a production of A Christmas Carol. At age 11 she played in two episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and several other TV shows, which led Universal Pictures to sign her to a contract at the age of 16.
Her major studio film debut was in Summer Love in 1958 alongside John Saxon. She went on to appear in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker in 1959, Holiday for Lovers in 1959, Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? In 1963, Who's Minding the Store? in 1963 and Honeymoon Hotel in 1964.
Jill St. John got a Golden Globe nomination for Come Blow Your Horn in 1963. She had major
film roles during the 1960s and early 1970s, suck as "Jennifer Jones" in The Lost World in 1965, as "Barbara Tuttle” in Jerry Lewis's Who's Minding the Store? and a turn as Bond girl Tiffany Case opposite Sean Connery, in the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever.
Jill St. John continues to act and her roles in the 1990s and 2000s have primarily been for TV sitcoms and made-for-TV movies. In 1997, Jill St. John had a guest appearance on the Seinfeld episode, "The Yada Yada", alongside her husband. She played "Mary Oakley" in The Trip, in 2002, which is her most recent appearance in film or TV.
Why is Jill St. John famous?
Jill St. John is an American actress, who is best known for her role as Tiffany Case, the lead Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever.
Why do we like Jill St. John?
Jill St. John has worked on five movies with her husband Robert Wagner called Banning, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Something to Believe In, The Player and Around the World in 80 Days with Pierce Brosnan and also appeared in the pilot episode for his television series Hart to Hart as "Sylvia Maxwell".
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