Jill Ireland - biography

Actor from England

Jill Dorothy Ireland (24 April 1936 – 18 May 1990) was an English actress, best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson. Born in London, England, Ireland was the daughter of a wine importer. She began acting in the mid-1950s with bit parts in films including Simon and Laura (1955) and Three Men in a Boat (1956). In 1957, Ireland married actor David McCallum. The couple starred opposite each other in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Quadripartite Affair" (season 1, episode 3 - 1964) and again four weeks later in episode 7, "The Giuoco Piano Affair". She came back a third time in "The Tigers Are Coming Affair" (episode 37 in 1965) and a fourth in the two-part episode The Five Daughters Affair (season 3, episodes 28 and 29 - 1967). They had three sons, Paul, Valentine, and their adopted son, Jason McCallum, who died of a drug overdose in 1989, six months before Ireland's own death. McCallum and Ireland divorced in 1967. In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson. She had first met him when he and McCallum were filming The Great Escape some years earlier. Together they had a daughter, Zuleika, and adopted a daughter, Katrina. They remained married until  ( Wikipedia article )

Advertisement

Personal facts

Known as
Jill Dorothy Ireland,jill_ireland
Date of birth
1936-04-24
Place of birth
London
Nationality
England
Spouse(s)
David McCallum Charles Bronson
Children
Zuleika Bronson Valentine McCallum Katrina Holden Bronson Jason McCallum Bronson Paul McCallum
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1987 Assassination
1976 From Noon Till Three
1975 Breakout
1975 Breakheart Pass
1972 The Mechanic
1971 Someone Behind the Door
1970 Charles Bronson: Vital Hits
1970 Cold Sweat
1969 Rider On The Rain
1967 The Karate Killers
1961 So Evil, So Young
1957 There's Always a Thursday Jennifer Potter
1956 Three Men in a Boat
1955 Oh... Rosalinda!! Lady

Death

Date of death
1990-05-18
Cause of death
Breast cancer
Place of death
Malibu

Comment Jill Ireland on facebook

Advertisement