Jill Ireland Biography
Birthday: April 24, 1936 (Taurus)
Born In: London, England
Jill Dorothy Ireland was an English-born American actor, known for her lead roles in a number of movies starring her second husband, Charles Bronson. Born and raised in London, England, she trained in ballet as a child. She began her acting career as a dancer in ‘Oh... Rosalinda!!’ In the beginning, she worked with the acting ensemble of ‘The Rank Organization’ and appeared in 16 movies with them. After marrying actor David McCallum, she accompanied him to Hollywood. Ireland guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Mannix,’ and ‘Ben Casey.’ She appeared as the lead actor (with her second husband, Charles Bronson) in several action movies, such as ‘Breakout,’ ‘Love and Bullets,’ and ‘Death Wish II.’ After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she chronicled her difficult battle with the disease and her treatment in the bestselling book ‘Life Wish: a Personal Story of Survival.’ She also wrote ‘Lifeline: My Fight to Save My Family,’ which described her son Jason’s drug addiction. She was the celebrity spokesperson for the ‘American Cancer Society’ and had won their ‘Courage Award.’ She had five children, including two adopted ones. Ireland died of breast cancer at 54.