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O'Neill, Jennifer 1948(?)–

O'NEILL, Jennifer 1948(?)–


Full name, Jennifer Lee O'Neill; born February 20, 1948 (some sources cite 1947 or 1949), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; daughter of Oscar, Jr. (a medical supplies exporter) and Irene (some sources cite Renee; a homemaker) O'Neill; married David Rossiter (some sources cite first name as Deed; a photographer), c. 1965 (divorced, 1971); married Joseph Koster (an advertising executive and novelist; divorced); married Nicholas De Noia (a choreographer, producer, director, writer, and actor), 1975 (divorced, 1976); married Jeff Barry (a songwriter; divorced); married John Lederer (a manager), c. 1977 (divorced, 1983); married James (a singer and songwriter), c. 1980s (divorced); married Neil Bonin (an actor), December 9, 1992 (divorced); married Mervin Louque (a songwriter and music club owner), 1997; children: (first marriage) Aimee; (fifth marriage) Reis Michael; (sixth marriage) Cooper Alan. Education: Attended Professional Children's School; studied acting at Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City. Religion: Christian. Avocational Interests: Horseback riding, cooking, painting, designing furniture.

Addresses: Office— Jennifer O'Neill Ministries, P. O. Box 543, Goodlettsville, TN 37070–0543. Contact— c/o Oscar Productions, 1191 Cross Creek Dr., Franklin, TN 37067–4035.

Career: Actress, writer, producer, and composer. Point of View Productions, founder and director. Handshake Productions, principal. Worked for the Ford agency as a model, beginning at the age of fifteen; appeared in several advertisements and served as a spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics. Affiliated with Oscar Productions and Handshake Productions. Jennifer O'Neill Ministries, principal; O'Neill & Co. (musical group), performer; thoroughbred show horse breeder; creator of a line of skin care products sold on television. Public speaker; appeared in the touring conferences "Yours for the Asking" and toured with "Women of Faith," 2003, and "Extraordinary Women." Charitable activities include affiliations with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Hearts for Heroes, Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, and March of Dimes; spokesperson for Woman's Well Being Corporation and National Silent No More Awareness Campaign; Media Fellowship International, board member; All–Stars, member of advisory board; American Cancer Society and Arthritis Foundation, former chairperson.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: National Association of Theatre Owners, named most promising star, 1974, named female star of the year, 1975; Best Actress Award, Deauville Film Festival, 1975, for The Reincarnation of Peter Proud; named best actress of the year, People Weekly, 1979, for Love's Savage Fury; Best Actress Awards, St. Sebastian Film Festival and St. Vincent Film Festival, both 1979; Proudly Pro–Life Award, National Right to Life Committee, 2003.


Film Appearances:

For Love of Ivy, Cinerama Releasing, 1968.

Shasta Delaney, Rio Lobo (also known as San Timoteo), National General, 1970.

Futz!, Astral Films, 1970.

Dorothy, Summer of '42, Warner Bros., 1971.

Miranda Graham, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971.

Georgia Hightower, The Carey Treatment (also known as Emergency Ward), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1972.

Jean, Glass Houses, Columbia, 1972.

Paula Booth, Lady Ice, National General, 1973.

Ann Curtis, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, American International Pictures, 1975.

Elena Bardi, Gente di rispetto (also known as The Flower in His Mouth, The Masters, and The Schoolmistress and the Devil), Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, 1975.

Scottie Hallam, Whiffs (also known as C.A.S.H. and W.H.I.F.F.S.), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1975.

Countess Teresa Raffo, The Innocent (also known as The Intruder, L'innocent, and L'innocente), Analysis Film Releasing, 1976.

Call Girl: La vida privada de una senorita bien (also known as Call Girl), Warner Bros. Espanola, 1976.

Virginia Ducci, 7 note in nero (also known as Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes, The Psychic, and Seven Notes in Black), Group I International Distribution Organization, 1977.

Ellen Jasper, Caravans, Universal, 1978.

Detective Mandy Rust, A Force of One, American Cinema, 1979.

Helen St. Clair, Cloud Dancer, Blossom Pictures, 1980.

Kim Obrist, Scanners (also known as Telepathy), Avco–Embassy, 1981.

Cass Cassidy, Steel (also known as Look Down and Die and Men of Steel), World Northal, 1982.

Irene, I Love N. Y., Magnum Video, 1988.

Ms. Alman, Love Is Like That (also known as Bad Love and Wild Angel), A–pix Entertainment, 1993.

Paige, Discretion Assured, Curb Communications, 1993.

Irene Grace, The Corporate Ladder, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1997.

Ellen Stillwell, The Ride, World Wide Pictures, 1998.

Susan Manning, Committed, Highlight Video, 1988.

Queen Albertina, The Prince and the Surfer, 1999.

Michelle Bain, Time Changer, 8X Entertainment/Christiano Film Group/Five & Two Pictures, 2002.

Some sources cite an appearance as Dr. Mary Bridges in Raney.

Film Producer:

Lifesavers, c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lady Bobbi Rowan, Bare Essence, NBC, 1983.

Danielle "Dani" Reynolds, Cover Up, CBS, 1984–1985.

Host, Heroes and Sheroes, Goodlife Television Network, beginning 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Messalina, A.D. (also known as A.D.—Anno Domini), NBC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Laurel Taggart, Love's Savage Fury, ABC, 1979.

Nancy Langford, The Other Victim, CBS, 1981.

Sandy Albright, Chase, CBS, 1985.

Alison Carr, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, NBC, 1986.

Scotty, Glory Days, CBS, 1988.

Stephanie Hartford, The Red Spider, CBS, 1988.

Debralee Taft, Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (also known as The Sex Tapes Scandal), NBC, 1989.

Heather Moore, Personals, USA Network, 1990.

Hillary Wayne, Invasion of Privacy, USA Network, 1992.

Maggie Wallace, Perfect Family, USA Network, 1992.

Kate Branigan, The Cover Girl Murders, USA Network, 1993.

Nan Stone, Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (also known as Frame Up), NBC, 1994.

Louellen Peterson, Silver Strand, PBS, 1995.

Linda Rodgers, On Music Row, Country Music Television, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Special London Bridge Special, NBC, 1972.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XVII, ABC, 1984.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XVIII, 1985.

The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.

The Wildest West Show of the Stars, CBS, 1986.

The Grand Knockout Tournament, BBC, 1987.

Miss Hollywood Talent Search, syndicated, 1989.

INSP Award Celebration 2000, PAX TV, 2000.

Also appeared in Celebrity Wedding Album, The Nashville Network; A Christmas to Remember; and Women and Children First.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1974.

Lorraine Compton, "Revelations," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime and Sci–Fi Channel, 1996.

Jenny (some sources cite Ginny) Summerland, "Shake, Rattle, & Roll," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Herself, "Jon–Erik Hexum," E! Mysteries and Scandals, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Herself, Jennifer O'Neill: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Guest, The 700 Club, Christian Broadcasting Network, 2002.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2002 and 2003.

Appeared as a guest, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Danielle "Dani" Reynolds, Cover Up, CBS, 1984.

Television Producer; Series:

You're Not Alone, syndicated, beginning 2005.

Stage Appearances:

The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

Appeared as Melissa Gardner in a production of Love Letters.

Radio Appearances; Specials:

Appeared in "Life Interrupted," a presentation of Focus on the Family.



Lydia, The Visual Bible: Acts, 1994.

The Visual Bible: The Gospel According to Matthew, 1996.

The Making of "Time Changer," Five & Two Pictures, 2003.

Also involved with other videos.

Video Games:

Voice of Dr. Elizabeth Duran, Voyeur II, Philips Interactive Media of America, 1996.

Music Videos:

"Hazard," by Richard Marx, 1992.


(With O'Neill & Co.) Love Never Fails, c. 2002.



Surviving Myself (autobiography), William Morrow, 1999.

From Fallen to Forgiven: A Spiritual Journey into Wholeness and Healing (includes workbook), W Publishing Group, 2002.

You're Not Alone, HCI, 2005.

Author of workbooks.


Some sources cite O'Neill as the author of the novel Lifesavers, later produced as a feature film.


(With O'Neill & Co.) Love Never Fails, c. 2002.



New York Times, April 27, 1999.

People Weekly, June 7, 1999, p. 163.


Jennifer O'Neill Official Site,, August 30, 2004.

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