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Bond girl - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
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Jill St. John (born August 19, 1940) is an American film and television actress. St. John was born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim in Los Angeles, California, daughter of Betty Lou Oppenheim. In high school, she was a classmate of Nancy Sinatra. St. John is known for her very high I.Q. of 162 and for being admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles, at age 14. St. John played her major film roles during the 1960s and early 1970s, including, "Barbara Tuttle," in Jerry Lewis`s Who`s Minding the Store? and a turn as Bond girl, "Tiffany Case," opposite Sean Connery, in the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever. In 1964, she guest starred with Lauren Bacall and Bacall`s then husband, Jason Robards, Jr., in the episode "Take a Walk Through the Cemetery" of Craig Stevens`s CBS drama series, Mr. Broadway. In 1983-1984, she starred with Dennis Weaver on the short-lived CBS soap opera, Emerald Point N.A.S., in which she played, "Deanna Kinkaid," "Thomas Mallory`s" conniving former sister-in-law. To get away from her bikini clad image, St. John starred in the 1982 movie, The Concrete Jungle , where she played Warden Fletcher at an all-girl prison.
St. John continues to act. Her roles in the 1990s and 2000s have primarily been for television sitcoms and made-for-TV movies. In 1997, St. John had a guest appearance on the Seinfeld episode, "The Yada Yada." (alongside her husband). She portrayed, "Mary Oakley," in The Trip, in 2002. St. John has done five movies with her husband Robert Wagner: Banning, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Something to Believe In, The Player and Around the World in 80 days. She also appeared in the pilot episode for his television series Hart to Hart as, "Sylvia Maxwell." She is also the author of The Jill St. John Cookbook (1987). Maany of her movies she plays a left-handed character; however, in real life she uses her right hand. For example, in the Hart to Hart pilot episode she asks Jonathan Hart to switch seats, when he asks why, she replies, "I`m left handed..."
St. John has been married a total of four times, all childless unions. Her current husband is Robert Wagner, whom she married in 1990.
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University of California, Los Angeles
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Jill Arlyn Oppenheim
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Jill St. John (born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim on August 19, 1940) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Bond girl Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
Betty Lou Oppenheim (née Goldberg, 1913-1998)
Beverly Hills High School
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Print ads: Lux soap, West Germany (1972-73), Campari apéritif (1983)
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