Olivia Hussy - A timeless beauty

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Born in Buenos Aires and raised in London, actress Olivia Hussey was only 15 years old when she was offered the coveted part of Juliet’s doomed lover in Romeo and Juliet, released in 1968. Olivia Hussey is an English actress and voiceover artist who shot to fame when she starred as Juliet in 1968s British-Italian romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, Franco Zeffirellis cinematic version of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. It has been 50 years since actress Olivia Hussey shot to fame with her performance as Juliet, condemned lover in 1968s Romeo and Juliet. Olivia Husseys character, who was cast in a supporting role as the condemned lover, was featured in a 1918 book, “The Girl in the Balcony.” It is been 50 years since actress Olivia Hussey shot to fame in her role as doomed lover Juliet. [Sources: 3, 9, 11]

I have some very tender memories of the Hussey/Whiting/Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet, a film I saw (like so many of my generation) in my teens while studying the play, so I was very happy to read Olivia Hussey’s stories about the making of the Hussey/Whiting/Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet, when Olivia Hussey was herself a mere teenager. That is an entirely appropriate explanation as to why she was never able to achieve that final break into the upper ranks of movie stars. [Sources: 11]


Hussey was born Olivia Osuna on April 17, 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first child of Argentine opera singer Andres Osuna (who performed under the stage name of Osvaldo Ribo) and Joy (nee Hussey ), a legal secretary originally from England. Actress Olivia Hussey had another child, 35-year-old Max, with her second husband, Japanese singer Akira Fuse, before meeting her now-29-year-old husband, rocker David Glen Eisley, with whom she has a daughter, India, 24. As a young girl, the 16-year-old protagonist in director Franco Zeffirellis film left Buenos Aires for London with her mother and siblings, not realizing that she would never see her father again, until she became so famous the Argentine government flew her home so she could embrace her grandmother on live television. Olivia Hussey had aspirations of becoming an actress from an early age, studying drama at the Italia Conti Theatre School in London for five years. [Sources: 0, 2, 3, 4]

Olivia Hussey also appeared as Marit in the Japanese film The Virus (1980) and played Rebekah of York in the 1982 remake Ivanhoe (1982); she had a lead role in the Australian horror film Turkey Shoot (1982) that same year. Hussey played the title role in Mother Teresa of Kolkata (2003), a biographical film about Mother Teresa, for which she was presented the Character and Virtue in Entertainment Award on 12 May 2007 in Hollywood. Leonard Whiting (1967) Christopher Jones (1968-1969) Terry Melcher (1969) Dean Paul Martin (1971-1978) - Olivia Hussey was married to late American pop singer and movie and television actor Dean Paul Martin, both in 1971 and 1973, and the couple was honored by having a son named Alexander Gunter Martin. After the films, audiences all over the world learned the names of the actors playing Romeo and Juliet, with Leonard Whiting and the actress Olivia Hussey giving interminable interviews to reporters. [Sources: 1, 2, 5, 8]

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[1]: https://cultureoeuvre.com/10923146-hussey-olivia-biography-career-personal-life   

[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Hussey   

[3]: https://people.com/movies/olivia-hussey-reveals-she-was-raped-in-the-charles-manson-murder-home/   

[4]: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/01/olivia-hussey-romeo-and-juliet-film-franco-zeffirelli   

[5]: https://allfamousbirthday.com/olivia-hussey/   

[6]: https://tvseans.az/en/person/8182/oliviya-hassi   

[7]: https://www.celebrityborn.com/biography/olivia-hussey/5961   

[8]: https://funaddah.in/olivia-hussey/   

[9]: https://healthyceleb.com/olivia-hussey/   

[10]: https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/144701   

[11]: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/37764724