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Jill Dorothy Ireland

Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 18, 1990 (54)
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jack Ireland and Dorothy Eborn
Wife of Charles Bronson
Ex-wife of Private
Ex-partner of Richard Lyon
Mother of Private; Private; Jason McCullum; Private and Private
Sister of Private

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About Jill Dorothy Ireland


Jill Dorothy Ireland (24 April 1936 – 18 May 1990) was an English actress and singer, best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in London, Ireland was the daughter of a wine importer.[2] 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.[1] The couple met on Hell Drivers and 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.[3] McCallum and Ireland divorced in 1967.

In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson.[1] 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 Ireland's death in 1990.[4]


Ireland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984.[1] After her diagnosis, Ireland wrote two books chronicling her battle with the disease (at the time of her death, she was writing a third book) and became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.[1] In 1988, she testified before Congress about medical costs and was given the American Cancer Society's Courage Award by President Ronald Reagan.[5]

On 18 May 1990, Ireland died of breast cancer at her home in Malibu, California.[5]

For her contribution to the film industry, Jill Ireland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard.[6]

In 1991, Jill Clayburgh portrayed Ireland in the made-for-television film Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story, which told of her later years, including her fight with breast cancer. Clayburgh herself would die from cancer (leukemia) in November 2010.







1955 The Woman for Joe Bit Part Oh... Rosalinda!! Lady Simon and Laura Burton's Receptionist Uncredited 1956 Three Men in a Boat Bluebell Porterhouse 1957 There's Always a Thursday Jennifer Potter Hell Drivers Jill, Pull In Waitress Alternative title: Hard Drivers Robbery Under Arms Jean Morrison 1958 The Big Money Doreen Frith 1959 Carry On Nurse Jill Thompson The Desperate Man Carol Bourne The Ghost Train Murder Sally Burton Alternative title: Scotland Yard: The Ghost Train Murder 1960 Girls of the Latin Quarter Jill 1961 So Evil, So Young Ann Jungle Street Sue Alternative title: Jungle Street Girls Raising the Wind Janet Alternative title: Roommates 1962 The Battleaxe Audrey Page Twice Round the Daffodils Janet Alternative title: What a Carry On: Twice Round the Daffodils 1968 Villa Rides Girl in restaurant 1969 Twinky Girl at airport Uncredited 1970 Rider on the Rain Nicole Alternative title: Le Passager de la Pluie Città violenta Young Bram Alternative title: Violent City Cold Sweat Moira 1971 Someone Behind the Door Frances Jeffries Alternative title: Quelqu'un derrière la porte 1972 The Valachi Papers Maria Reina Valachi The Mechanic The Girl Alternative title: Killer of Killers 1973 Valdez Horses Catherine Alternative titles: Chino, Valdez the Halfbreed & Wild Horses 1975 Breakout Ann Wagner Hard Times Lucy Simpson Alternative titles: Street Fighter & The Streetfighter Breakheart Pass Marica 1976 From Noon till Three Amanda 1979 Love and Bullets Jackie Pruit 1982 Death Wish II Geri Nichols 1987 Assassination Lara Royce Craig Caught Janet Devon






1959 The Voodoo Factor Renee Unknown episodes 1960 Juke Box Jury 1 episode 1961 Armchair Theatre Sybil Vane 1 episode Kraft Mystery Theatre 1 episode Ghost Squad Anna 1 episode 1963 Richard the Lionheart Marianne 1 episode 1964 Ben Casey Julie Carr 1 episode The Third Man Julia 1 episode Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Julie Lyle 1 episode 1964–1967 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Various roles 5 episodes 1965 My Favorite Martian Zelda 1 episode 1965–1966 Twelve O'Clock High Alyce Carpenter "The Hotshot"/Sara Blodgett "The Survivor" 2 episodes 1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1 episode Shane Marian Starrett 17 episodes 1967 Star Trek Leila Kalomi 1 episode "This Side of Paradise" 1968 Mannix Ellen Kovak 1 episode "To The Swiftest, Death" 1969 Daniel Boone Angela 1 episode "The Traitor" 1972 Night Gallery Ann Loring 1 episode "The Miracle at Camafeo"/"The Ghost of Sorworth Place" [second segment, "Ghost"] 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything Charla O'Rourke Television film

Books[edit] Life Wish: a Personal Story of Survival (1987) ISBN 0-515-09609-1, ISBN 0-316-10926-6 Lifeline: My Fight to Save My Family (1989) ISBN 0-7126-2531-3, ISBN 0-446-51480-2


1.^ Jump up to: a b c d e Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. pp. 370/1. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 2.Jump up ^ Bernstein, Fred (1979-09-17). "It's a Pretty Impasse When Jill Ireland Is Taller in the Saddle Than Charles Bronson". People. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 3.Jump up ^ Sporkin, Elizabeth (1991-05-20). "Jill Ireland". People. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 4.Jump up ^ Smith, Kyle (2003-09-15). "Tender as Nails". People. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 5.^ Jump up to: a b Yarrow, Andrew L. (1990-05-19). "Jill Ireland, Actress, 54, Is Dead; Wrote of Her Fight With Cancer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 6.Jump up ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Walkoffame.com. 1989-06-20. Retrieved 2013-09-09.

External links[edit] Jill Ireland at the Internet Movie Database Jill Ireland at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki) Jill Ireland at Find a Grave

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Jill Dorothy Ireland's Timeline

April 24, 1936
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 18, 1990
Age 54
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States