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Date of Birth: 17 April 1951
Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Birth Name: Olivia Osuna
Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Olivia Hussey (born 17 April 1951) is a Argentine-British actress best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet.
She was born Olivia Osuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the daughter of Joy Alma Hussey, an English legal secretary, and Andrés Osuna (aka Osvaldo Ribó), an Argentine tango singer who divorced when she was two. She was brought up Catholic, and when she was seven years old, Hussey and her younger brother went with their mother to live in London where she attended the Italia Conti Academy drama school for five years.
Assuming her mother's maiden name as her stage name, Hussey appeared on the London stage as Jenny in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie opposite Vanessa Redgrave. It was during the run of this play that Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli first spotted her. Chosen out of 500 actresses, she appeared in her first starring role, as Juliet in Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet opposite Leonard Whiting's Romeo. In 1969, she won a David di Donatello award for Best Actress.
Hussey has appeared in over 42 films. Roles include Jessica Bradford in the 1974 Canadian horror movie Black Christmas, Mary, the mother of Jesus in the 1977 TV production of Jesus of Nazareth (her second work for director Zeffirelli), and as Rosalie Otterbourne in Death on the Nile (1978) with Peter Ustinov.
In a non-typical role, Olivia starred as "Marit" in the Japanese cult-classic film Virus (復活の日 Fukkatsu no hi), literally Day of Resurrection. The post-apocalyptic science fiction movie was directed by the renowned Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku and based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. The film is notable for being the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time and included a notable international cast of Japanese, English, American and Latin American actors.
She also played "Rebecca of York" in the 1982 TV remake of Ivanhoe.
In 1990, Hussey played Norma Bates, the mother of Norman Bates in Psycho IV, a TV prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. In 2003, Hussey played the lead in a film adaptation on the life of Mother Teresa, for which she was presented with a CAMIE award (for Character & Morality in Entertainment) on 12 May 2007 in Hollywood.
Hussey's husband suggested she try out for voice work in animation. She was nominated for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production" at the Annie Awards for her work in Batman Beyond as Talia Al Guhl. She also voiced the character Kasan Moor in the PC game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.
Hussey was married first to actor Dean Paul Martin in 1971. They had a son, Alexander Dean Martin (later an actor), in 1973, before divorcing in 1978. Dean Paul Martin died in 1987 when his National Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet crashed in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm. Fourteen-year-old Alexander had watched his father take off.
In 1980 Hussey married Japanese musician Akira Fuse, and had one son, Max (born 1983). Divorced from Fuse in 1989, she married American musician David Glen Eisley in 1991. In October 1993, she gave birth to a daughter, India Eisley, now an actress.
She has suffered from agoraphobia.
|1965||The Battle of the Villa Fiorita||Donna|
|Cup Fever||Jinny- child|
|1968||Romeo and Juliet||Juliet Capulet|
|1969||All the Right Noises||Val|
|1972||The Summertime Killer||Tania Scarlotti|
|1974||Black Christmas||Jessica Bradford|
|1978||Death on the Nile||Rosalie Otterbourne|
|1979||The Cat and the Canary||Cicily Young|
|The Man with Bogart's Face||Elsa|
|1982||Turkey Shoot||Chris Walters|
|1989||The Jeweler's Shop||Thérèse|
|1990||Undeclared War||Rebecca Eche|
|1993||Quest of the Delta Knights||The Mannerjay|
|1995||Ice Cream Man||Nurse Wharton|
|Bad English I: Tales of a Son of a Brit|
|1996||The Dark Mist||Voice of the Ancients||Voice Role|
|1998||The Gardener||Mrs. Carter|
|Shame, Shame, Shame||Therapist|
|2001||Island Prey||Catherine Gaits|
|2005||Headspace||Dr. Karen Murphy|
|2006||Seven Days of Grace||Jewel|
|2008||Chinaman's Chance||Mrs. Duncan|
|1964||Drama 60-67||Mrs. Ken's daughter||Episode: Studio '64 - The Crunch|
|1977||Jesus of Nazareth||Mary, the mother of Jesus||NBC Miniseries|
|1978||The Bastard||Alicia||NBC TV-Movie|
|The Pirate||Leila||CBS TV-Movie|
|1979||The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther||Esther||ABC TV-Movie|
|1984||The Last Days of Pompeii||Ione||ABC Miniseries|
|1985||The Corsican Brothers||Annamarie de Guidice||CBS TV-Movie|
|Murder, She Wrote||Kitty Trumbull||Episode: Sing a Song of Murder|
|1990||Psycho IV: The Beginning||Norma Bates||Showtime TV-Movie|
|It||Audra Phillips Denbrough||ABC TV-Movie|
|1994||Lonesome Dove: The Series||Olivia Jessup||Episode: Where the Heart IsEpisode: Law and OrderEpisode: Firebrand|
|1996||Dead Man's Island||Rosie, the housemaid||TV-Movie|
|1997||Boy Meets World||Aunt Prudence Curtis||Episode: A Long Walk To Pittsburgh (Part 2)|
|1998||Pinky and the Brain||Queen||Voice RoleEpisode: The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the PooEpisode: Melancholy Brain|
|1999||Superman: The Animated Series||Talia al Ghul||Voice RoleEpisode: The Demon Reborn|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Talia al Ghul||Voice RoleEpisode: Out of the Past|
|2003||Mother Teresa of Calcutta||Mother Teresa||TV-movie originally produced as Italian television miniseries|
Awards and nominations
- 2001: Nominated, "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production" - Batman Beyond
David di Donatello Awards
- 1969: Won
Golden Globe Awards
- 1969: Won, "Most Promising Female Newcomer" - Romeo and Juliet
- 1970: Nominated, "Female New Face" - Romeo and Juliet
- Daughter, with David Glen Eisley, India Eisley (b. 29 October 1993).
- Raised in England.
- Son nearly drowned in a backyard swimming pool in 1985. 911 talked her and her husband through rescue.
- Son: Alexander Martin (with Dean Paul Martin).
- Son: Max, with Akira Fuse, born in 1983.
- Is the voice of Nintendo 64's Rogue Squadron game character Kasan Moor, according to the game credits.
- Suffered from Agoraphobia, treated it with meditation instead of medication.
- Began her acting career on the London stage, playing one of Vanessa Redgrave's students in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1966).
- Clashed with Bette Davis on the set of Death on the Nile (1978) when the cranky, older star complained about her playing "East Indian chants" on her dressing room stereo at six in the morning. They did not speak for the rest of the filming.
- Father, Andreas Osuna, is a tango singer. Took her mother's maiden name, Hussey. Parents divorced at the age of two.
- Measurements: 36-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
- For one scene in Romeo and Juliet (1968/I), director Franco Zeffirelli had to get special permission to show her topless.
- She wasn't legally able to attend the London premiere of Romeo and Juliet (1968/I) because she was under 18 and the film contained a nude scene -- even though she was the one who was nude.
- Good friend of Catherine Oxenberg.
- Was classmates with Sharon Osbourne.
- Many of her more recent appearances have experienced significant delays in their releases. 'Tortilla Heaven' was released in 2007 after completion in 2000. 'Seven Days of Grace' was released on DVD in 2007 when it was completed in 1996. 'Chinaman's Chance' was completed in 2006 and released in 2008.
- Was Francis Ford Coppola's initial choice for the role of Apollonia Vitelli Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
- In "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977), she played the mother of Robert Powell, who was 7 years older than her.