Jacqueline Bisset Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset was born on 13 September 1944, in Weybridge, Surrey England, of part-French (mother) and Scottish (father) descent. She is a noted actress, who rose to fame in the ’60s in such films as “Bullitt” opposite Steve McQueen, the most successful film at the box office in 1968, but who has endured to this day in the film industry partly because of her continuing good looks.
So just how rich is Jacqueline Bisset? Sources estimate that the net worth of Jacqueline can be evaluated at over $20 million, obviously most of her wealth coming from her acting career that began when she was 21 ears of age.
Jacqueline Bisset Net Worth $20 Million
Jacqueline Bisset grew up in England, Reading, but as her mother had taught her French, she attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London. Interestingly, as a young girl the ambitious Jacqueline took ballet lessons and paid for them from her work in fashion modeling. Jacqueline’s first and modest appearance was in the movie “The Knack… and How to Get It” which came out in 1965. Later she acted in Roman Polanski’s “Cul-de-sac”.
Because of her beauty, many remember Jacqueline best as Miss Goodthighs from “Casino Royale”, but in 1968 she played Norma Maclver along with Frank Sinatra in “The Detective” which provided her with fame and recognition in the masses, then starred in the aforementioned “Bullitt”. Besides films in England, the actress has appeared in French, Italian, and American movies. One of them was “The Deep” that was first shown in theatres in 1977.
Bisset, who is a godmother of Angelina Jolie, has been successfully able to land roles in famous movies despite her age which quite often is a big obstacle to other actresses. Her talent and hard work have been recognized and rewarded worldwide on several occasions. Particularly, in 1978 the actress was nominated for the Golden Globe award for the Best Actress in a comedy for her role in “Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?” Another Golden Globe nomination followed in 1984 for her performance in “Under the Volcano” as Albert Finney’s wife. Jacqueline was also nominated for the prestigious César Award in 1996 for her role in “La Cérémonie“, a famous French movie. Her later career includes such films as “America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story” (2003) where she coincidentally played a woman with the same first name – Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The actress commented in 2006 that for her the depth of a movie is very important and quite often that is hard to find in American films, therefore, she rather seeks to play meaningful roles even in smaller movies or independent films.
Many speculate that Jacqueline Bisset’s outstanding success in the film industry is not only due to her talent but also to her stunning looks that seem to be ageless. Even though she’s been acting for four decades, her eyes still sparkle and her body is lean and sexy that even some twenty year-olds could envy. The actress who is also an ambassador for Avon has her own distinguished style. Her enduring success can be gauged by the fact that she has appeared in almost 80 films as well as over 10 TV shows – even winning a Golden Globe Award in 2013 – and is still in the process of shooting her latest film in mid-2015.
However, despite her success, fame, and beauty the actress never married. Yes, there were love affairs and long-term relationships but none of them became serious enough to be worth such a commitment. Some of her partners were actor Michael Sarrazin, dancer Alexander Godunov and real estate magnate Victor Drai to whom the actress expressed great attachment. Now Jacqueline is still performing as an actress and commutes back and forth between England and Beverly Hills.
When she accepted her Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the British television series Dancing on the Edge (2013) in 2014, she reminded the audience that it had been 45 years since she had first been honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
If you keep your dignity deep within yourself and you know why you did something -- anything -- then you'll carry your dignity with you. If You sell yourself for the wrong reasons with the attitude, "Oh, I'll go through with this, take the money and run," it will catch up with you. Ultimately, there will be a shallowness and a taking from life rather than giving.
 I think the world's gone nuts. I'm not very proud of the way things are. I don't feel very proud of America, the way things are, just the complete lack of discipline. I think it makes America look really cheap, the mixture of all these young women just showing everything and behaving like wild things. I mean, we're all wild when we're young, you know, but there's some degree, it's just a matter of degree. I just feel like all these kids just have no parents, there's no one looking after them, and I think that's really, really said, that no one is willing to be disciplinary for young people so they have something to emulate. I really feel horrified by it. I feel really sorry for these girls, too, and I wonder if they have anybody they can trust, to talk to and put an arm around them, you know, someone genuine who is not self-interested. I presume it will pass, this time, because if it goes on...it's hard to imagine. Society goes through times when things are out of control, more than less.
[on goddaughter Angelina Jolie, 2015] Unfortunately, I haven't really developed a close relationship with Angelina. I see her rarely. [...] So many people are pulling her time. I'm a little bit shy, actually, to be truthful, and I don't want to be someone who tries to take advantage of her.
You could have a fantasy, but it's got to be based on something you are able to do. I think a lot of people's unhappiness comes with their lack of reality.
When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give.
The thing about anything in life is you have to get ready for it. Study, learn.
Marriage has just never interested me.
Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.
My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.
I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions.
I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labor.
I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
[on Albert Finney] Albert is a little bombastic, but he has a twinkle in the eye. He treats me like an ex-wife.
[on Nick Nolte] Nick is a very sexy man. He is not very aware of that himself, though, he doesn't act "sexy" -- he's just Nick. That is an extremely intriguing kind of sexy.
[on Steve McQueen] It was exciting working with him. But he was a hip American and I was very English. His phrases would drive me nuts. I didn't know what a dude was or a soul chick. I did find him attractive, but a little bit scary. He'd get on his bike and take off like a wild alley cat; that was his escape from fame.
[on boyfriend Emin Boztepe] Our age gap is not a big issue. It just depends on what you have in common and, although Emin is much younger, he's a very mature man. There are things that are different about someone who is not of the same generation as you: they don't know everything you know; they look at things differently, but things can work out just fine.
I have never had any cosmetic surgery. I've never worried about age. I don't think all the nips and tucks look good. If these women who've had work done looked sideways in the mirror, they would see that they get a stiff curtain across their face. I think they do it because they are terrified of not being loved and of other people's opinions. Things on my body are not up as much as they used to be, and that's a bore. So I just smile more, which helps. I am becoming a fuller person as I get older.
I look at photos of myself and think, "God, if I had realized I was so cute, I would have been naughtier!". But you could put any woman in a wet T-shirt and men would lust after her.
[on her childhood home] Not one newspaper that came into the house ever left it. There were masses of books everywhere and furniture enough for three homes. My brother and I were extremely upset by it - and have now turned into clean freaks.
The picture is called Class (1983) but the ad campaign is anything but. They've put my head onto another body and given me enormous bosoms. All the guys are going to be disappointed.
After filming The Deep (1977), all they talked about was my boobs for the next four years. God, if I was going to do a picture like that, I'd have done it a lot sexier. That looked like two fried eggs on a platter.
 I'm either offered window-dressing parts in large movies or little art films no one ever sees. People think the movies I end up doing are my real choices. I do the best things I'm offered.
I'm fascinated by a man with a twinkle in his eye.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.