I like pretending to be a nun. Maybe if I was an actress, I could pretend to be a nun and still be me. After Romeo and Juliet — which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — turned her and co-star Leonard Whiting into international idols, she went on to play both the Virgin Mary and Mother Teresa.
She was perhaps the most famous teenager in the world in Born in Argentina but raised in Wimbledon, England, Ms. She does an amazing, and amusing job of sharing her experiences with, and recollections of, filming that now famous Shakespeare piece.
At only sixteen-years-old, she was an internationally celebrated overnight discovery. The part was an opportunity of a lifetime for a simple girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. But for Olivia, admired for her beauty and innocence, and praised as a fresh and burgeoning young talent, the role of movie star was hard to play, and harder still, to live up to.
A year-old girl today is a lot more promiscuous than we were. Whiting, 68, recalled the first time he was paired off by Zeffirelli with Hussey at the initial auditions for the film in They were very much close to the ages of the actual Romeo and Juliet. I think it brought the young audiences into the cinema to see Shakespeare when they may not have beforehand.
Olivia Hussey lying topless on her back in bed beside a guy, his arm laying across her right breast and her hair cascading over her left nipple. She then wakes up and flips over quickly onto her side, baring her large breasts in the process. From Romeo and Juliet.
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Almost as soon as her film career began, she became one of the most famous faces in the world. Here she tells Parade a little bit more about her book, her life journey and the five actors who inspired her most:. You co-wrote your memoir with your son, Alexander.
By Caroline Howe For Dailymail. While it was the defining acting role of her career that introduced her to fame and glamour, it also exposed her to terrible grief and self-doubt with two tumultuous marriages, a crippling case of agoraphobia, neurotic panic attacks, food compulsions, pot smoking, drinking and pills. The intoxicating spotlight that overnight celebrity ushered in — something the young girl had dreamed of since age four - also brought on a weight gain that required diet pills morning and night making her hyper and stressed out. The studio demanded she see a specialist for being 'plump', something that had never bothered her - but it did the studio.
She was the virginal face of the s, the flawless beauty stealing hearts in Franco Zeffirelli's romantic movie classic Romeo And Juliet. Fifty years after the unknown year-old Olivia Hussey became an overnight worldwide sensation she has survived enough drama to fill any Shakespearean tragedy: rape, abortion, bankruptcy, agoraphobia, depression and two divorces. Yet her spirit remains indomitable even after cancer almost killed her last year.