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Jennifer O'Neill  

Internationally Acclaimed Actress, Christian & Pro-Life Advocate

Internationally acclaimed model, actress, film and television star, spokesperson, producer, author, fundraiser, proud mother of three, and noted among the most beautiful women in the world, by any definition, Jennifer ONeill is one of a kind. With thirty-five plus feature films, numerous television movies and series to her credit, Jennifer is the first to tell you she is truly blessed.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an English mother and a Spanish-Irish father, Ms. ONeills career first began when her family moved from Connecticut to New York City where Jennifer entered into international modeling at age fifteen while still a student at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. Having developed a passion for horses early on, Jennifer saw modeling as a way to own her first steed. The world of magazine covers, fame and fortune, quickly lead to other goals; at nineteen she was accepted into the Neighborhood PlayhouseNew Yorks esteemed school of acting. It only took a short while before this young ladys unique qualities were noticed by director Howard Hawks, who cast Jennifer to star opposite John Wayne in Rio Lobo She was a leading actress, married, and a mother by age twenty-one.

After her cinematic debut, Jennifer accepted a role in the small film, Summer of 42. Her hauntingly beautiful portrayal of Dorothy made Jennifer ONeill a household name, and today Summer of 42 is one of home videos most popular titles. The film has become classic, with Jennifers performance hailed as legendary, not only by the public, but by her peers as well.

Stimulated by creative opportunities behind the camera, Ms. ONeill moved to Europe and placed herself under the tutelage of master Italian director Luchino Visconti where she turned in an award winning performance in his final film, The Innocent, costarring Giancarlo Giannini. With Visconti, she expanded her range as an actress and began to learn the art of film making from this world-renowned auteur. Returning to the U.S., Ms. ONeill continued to star in a succession of notable and profitable films such as Blake Edwards The Carey Treatment, with James Coburn, Caravans, with Anthony Quinn, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, with Michael Sarrazin, A Force of One, with Chuck Norris, Lady Ice, with Robert Duvall and Donald Sutherland, and David Cronenbergs blockbuster Scanners.

The first television Movie of the Week in which she starred, Loves Savage Fury, scored a 39 share, making it ABCs top-rated movie of the year. Her next television project, The Other Victim, costarring William Devane for CBS, was hailed as one of the years Top 10 films, followed by her own series Cover-Up (CBS). And of course, weve all seen her impressive spokeswoman campaign for CoverGirlJennifers unprecedented thirty-year endorsement of the product catapulted CoverGirl into the top selling makeup line in the country.

As if all this activity werent enough to fill the day, Ms. ONeill has always been a constant worker for charitable causes having served as chairperson for the American Cancer Society as well as being a staunch supporter of the Retinitis Pigmetosa Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation. She is currently the International Spokesperson for the Silent No Awareness Campaign, and recently hosted a one hour special for World Vision shot in Africa concerning the HIV epidemic. In addition, she remains actively involved with her childhood love of animals, sponsoring the Jennifer ONeill Tennis Tournament to benefit the ASPCA, and fund-raiser for Guiding Eyes for the blind. To date, Jennifer shares her love of horses with others at her Equine-Assisted Hope and Healing at Hillenglade gatherings in Nashville, TN and on the HHH Web Community/Social Network.

As an author, Ms. ONeill has penned her autobiography, CoverStory, to be released in 2011 along with her latest novel, All That Glitters Her other published works include: From Fallen To Forgiven, Youre Not Alone (with associated workbooks/DVD/ CD), Surviving Myself, and the Circle of Friends Just Off Main fiction series.

In addition to her extensive fundraising efforts, Jennifers corporate and testimonial speaking engagements are inspirational and practical in nature By adding this dimension to her roster of talents and passions, Jennifer ONeill embraces her hope and healing theme by sharing her lifes experiences with a passion, humor and enthusiasm that resonates with all generations.

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