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The Los Angeles-born Jill St. John is most famous as the first American actress to play a Bond girl.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress achieved stardom through movies like 'Diamonds Are Forever', 'The Lost World', 'Come Blow Your Horn', 'Tender Is The Night', and many more.
Famous for her high-profile lifestyle during her days as an actress, Jill St. lives with her current husband, Robert Wagner, with whom she shares more than a dozen credits in movies and stage productions. Want to know more about this famous celebrity? Scroll below and check our most recent updates about Jill St. John's net worth, salary, age, and profession. Also, discover more detailed information about her personal life and complete biography.
With numerous films and tv shows to her credit, the Los Angeles-born actress Jill St. has an estimated net worth of $10,000,000.
It is estimated she earns around $500,000 per year.
Jill St. John is 5 ft 6 in (167.6 cm) tall.
The 'Diamonds Are Forever' fame actress is 82 years old as of 2022.
Jill Arlyn Oppenheim's birthplace is Los Angeles, California, and she was born on August 19, 1940. Her parents were Edward Oppenheim, an affluent restaurant owner, and Betty Goldberg, who also became her stage mother. Jill St. is the only child and has no siblings.
As a teenager, Jill St. was a member of the Children's Ballet company along with Stefanie Powers and Natalie Wood. She attended the Powers Professional School and completed high school at Hollywood Professional School in 1955. At age 15, she joined UCLA's Extension School. Her last name was changed to St. John by her mother, Betty, when she was an adolescent.
She was reportedly in a series of relationships and four marriages.
Jill St. married Neil Dubin in 1957 and separated the following year. In 1960, she married Lance Reventlow, son of Barbara Hutton. The couple divorced in 1963.
In 1967, Jill St. married the American singer and actor Jack Jones, divorced in 1967. Jill St. John married her current husband, actor Robert Wagner in 1990. They first met when they were contract players at 20th Century Fox.
Besides being married four times, she allegedly dated personalities like Michael Cain, Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery, Henry Kissinger, Glenn Ford, Roman Polanski, Adam West, and others.
Jill St. has three stepdaughters, Katie Wagner, Natasha Gregson, and Courtney Wagner.
By age six, Jill St. had started acting on radio, and after three years, she made her screen debut in the first full-length tv movie, 'The Christmas Carol'. The same year she was cast in 'Sandy Dreams', a TV series for children.
At age 11, she acted in two episodes of 'The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show' and had a small role in 'Thunder in the East'. In May 1957, she was signed by Universal Pictures for seven years at $200 per week. Next year she made her studio film debut in 'Summer Love' opposite John Saxon. She also appeared in a few episodes of 'Schlitz Playhouse', 'The DuPont Show of the Month' and 'The Christophers'.
Later Jill St. signed a contract with 20th Century Fox and was cast in movies like 'The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker' and 'Holiday For Lovers' in 1959, followed by the adventure movie 'The Lost World' in 1960. Warner Bros borrowed her for the movie 'The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone' and a supporting role in 'Tender Is the Night'. In 1963, Jill St. played an important role in 'Come Blow Your Horn' opposite Frank Sinatra. The Los Angeles-born actress had a natural flair for comic roles, and she roved it in movies like 'Who's Minding The Store?' opposite Jerry Lewis, 'Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?' with Dean Martin, and 'Honeymoon Hotel' with Robert Morse. She acted with Sinatra again in 'Tony Rome' in 1967.
Jill St. made guest appearances on tv shows like 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea', 'The Rogues', 'Burke's Law' and 'Theatre Of Stars'. She also guest-starred in 'Take a Walk Through the Cemetery' with Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards. St. John is featured in the first two episodes of the television show 'The Batman'.
Jill St. achieved major success when she played a diamond smuggler, Tiffany Case, in 'Diamonds Are Forever' opposite Sean Connery. The character, Tiffany Case, was brash, loud, and abrasive. She was the first American to play a Bond Girl.
After the success of 'Diamonds Are Forever', she starred in the crime drama 'Sitting Target' with Oliver Reed. Tv films followed it, 'Saga of Sonora', 'Two Guys from Muck', 'Rooster' and 'Brenda Starr'. In the 1982 film 'The Concrete Jungle', she played warden Fletcher.
Later in her career, she collaborated with her current husband, Robert Wagner, in, 'Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Calling' and 'Something to Believe In'. In 1996, they appeared together in the production 'Love Letters' on stage. The couple also appeared on an episode of the sitcom 'Seinfeld'.
After a 12-year break from the screen, she appeared with her husband Wagner in the tv movie 'Northpole' in 2014.
Jill St. John formed the Aunts Club, a Rancho mirage-based group of women who provides financial support to children.
What awards has Jill Saint John won?
Jill St. John received a Golden Globe nomination for the movie 'Come Blow Your Horn' in 1963.
Besides acting, Jill St. enjoys cooking, orchid growing, skiing, hiking, camping, and gardening.
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