Jennifer O'Neill

Actress + Model
Born Feb 20, 1948

Jennifer O'Neill is an American actress, model, author and speaker, known for her role in the 1971 film Summer of '42 and as a face of CoverGirl cosmetics starting in the 1970s.

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1948 Birth Born on February 20, 1948.


1962 14 Years Old 1 More Event
On Easter Sunday, 1962, O'Neill attempted suicide because the move would separate her from her dog Mandy and horse Monty — "her whole world". … Read More


1968 20 Years Old In 1968 O'Neill landed a small role in For Love of Ivy.
1970 22 Years Old In 1970 she played one of the lead female roles in Rio Lobo starring opposite John Wayne.
1971 23 Years Old She is most remembered for her role in the 1971 film Summer of '42, where she played Dorothy Walker, the young wife of an airman who has gone off to fight in World War II. … Read More
1976 28 Years Old She went to Europe in 1976 and worked with Italian director Luchino Visconti, appearing in his last film The Innocent (1976), where she played the part of the mistress, Teresa Raffo.


1982 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, O'Neill starred in the short-lived NBC prime time soap opera Bare Essence. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old The actress, who underwent an abortion after the divorce from her first husband while dating a Wall Street socialite, became a pro-life activist and a born-again Christian in 1986 at age 38, counseling abstinence to teens. … Read More


1999 51 Years Old In her 1999 autobiography Surviving Myself, O'Neill describes many of her life experiences, including her marriages, career, and her move to her Tennessee farm in the late 1990s. … Read More
2004 56 Years Old In 2004, O'Neill wrote and published From Fallen To Forgiven, a book of biographical notes and thoughts about life and existence.
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