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Jennifer O'Neill (born February 20, 1948) is an American actress. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the daughter of a Spanish-Irish businessman and his English wife.
As a teenager, O'Neill started to work as a model and appeared in TV commercials and on magazine covers. In 1968 she landed a small role in For the Love of Ivy. In 1970 she played a minor role in Rio Lobo, starring John Wayne. After her success in Summer of '42 in 1971, in which she plays the young widow of a soldier killed in war, O'Neill became a well-known Hollywood actress, and continued acting for the next two decades, but was seldom offered roles which challenged her abilities.
O'Neill had more success in TV movies, including notable performances in Love's Savage Fury and in Bare Essence.
More recently, O'Neill started to write, and has published From Fallen To Forgiven, a book of biographical notes and philosophical thoughts about life and existence.
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More recently, O'Neill started to write, and has published From Fallen To Forgiven, a book of biographical notes and
philosophical thoughts about life and existence.
In 1968 she landed a small role in For the Love of Ivy. Her drawings and paintings comprised portraits and dreamy landscapes composed in a light, slightly uneven expressionist style that was very much a reflection of her own easy-going manner and boundless optimism. As a teenager, O'Neill started to work as a model and appeared in TV commercials and on magazine covers. A capable painter in her own right, a sold-out exhibition of Kiki's own paintings was held in Paris' Galerie au Sacre du Printemps in 1927. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the daughter of a Spanish-Irish businessman and his English wife. She has a Daylily named after her: Kiki De Montparnasse. Jennifer O'Neill (born February 20, 1948) is an American actress. Long after her time, Kiki remains the embodiment of the outspokenness, audacity, and creativity that marked this period of Montparnasse.
For the Love of Ivy (1968). Finally, in 1996, her book was translated and published. Futz! (1969). Kiki's Memoirs remained barred in the United States as late as the 1970s when it was still held in the section for banned books in the New York Public Library. Rio Lobo (1970). This book was published the following year in New York City by Black Manikin Press but it was banned by the United States government. Summer of '42 (1971). Ernest Hemingway and Tsuguharu Foujita provided the introduction for her 1929 memoirs.
Such Good Friends (1971). She was the mistress of Man Ray, and a friend of Chaim Soutine, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst and other artists. Glass Houses (1972). She also had a role in nine different motion pictures, including Fernand Leger's famous Ballet mécanique. The Carey Treatment (1972). The symbol of bohemian and creative Paris, at age 28 she was declared "Queen of Montparnasse." Her music hall performances, in black hose and garters, included crowd-pleasing raunchy songs, which somehow were both uninhibited yet inoffensive. Lady Ice (1973). Her partnership with Man Ray produced some of Surrealism's most significant images.
Whiffs (1975). Alice Prin became one of the most famous artists' models ever, the most notable of which is a colection of photographs by Man Ray and the portrait of her painted by Moise Kisling titled Nu assis. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975). At age 12 she was sent to Paris to be educated and by age 14 she was posing nude for sculptors. Gente di rispetto (1975). An illegitimate child, she was raised in abject poverty by her grandmother. L'innocente (1976). Born in Chatillon-sur-Seine, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France on October 2, 1901.
Call Girl (1976). Kiki, was the stage name for Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 - 1953), a nightclub singer, actress, model, and painter. 7 Note in Nero (1977). Kiki: Reine de la Montparnasse - Lou Mollgaard (In French - 1988). Caravans (1978). Kiki's Memoirs (translation by Samuel Putnam) - Kiki (1996). A Force of One (1979).
Steel (1980). Cloud Dancer (1980). Scanners (1981). I love NY (1988).
Committed (1988). Discretion assured (1993). Love is Like That (1996). The Corporate Ladder (1997).
The Ride (1997). The Prince and the Surfer (1999). Time Changer (2002).