By Caroline Howe For Dailymail. While it was the defining acting role of her career that introduced her to fame and glamour, it also exposed her to terrible grief and self-doubt with two tumultuous marriages, a crippling case of agoraphobia, neurotic panic attacks, food compulsions, pot smoking, drinking and pills. The intoxicating spotlight that overnight celebrity ushered in — something the young girl had dreamed of since age four - also brought on a weight gain that required diet pills morning and night making her hyper and stressed out.
Sign in. At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor Donatello Awards Italy's Oscar equivalentan incredible achievement for an actress in only her third film.
He said 'Leonard and Olivia, you two together…' it was all very exciting as I remember. So it was very overwhelming. Whiting remembered trying to impress the great Italian director Zeffirelli. Zeffirelli, I heard that you do lots of opera like and what I thought would be really nice if we get on very well and everything.
A year-old girl today is a lot more promiscuous than we were. Whiting, 68, recalled the first time he was paired off by Zeffirelli with Hussey at the initial auditions for the film in They were very much close to the ages of the actual Romeo and Juliet.
Olivia Hussey became an international sensation at age 16, with the release of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. Now, Hussey is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Romeo and Juliet by coming to San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Valentine's Day for an archival-print screening accompanied by an onstage interview. In anticipation of her visit, I spoke with Hussey by phone from her home in Hollywood.
Rumor has it that the first nude scene in a movie appeared less than a year after the Lumiere Bros. Since these first flickering flesh-images, movies and nudity have gone together like quads and running. What follows are the most gratuitous, most excessive and, in some cases, the most disturbing nude images ever committed to celluloid.
My personal decision regarding what to do about the infamous nude scene? I show it. Way back when I was in seventh grade, I had this great language arts teacher named Mr. In retrospect, despite my admiration and respect for Mr.
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He's probably best known for his acclaimed film Romeo and Juliet. Zeffirelli is the latest, and perhaps the oldest, of the still-growing list of powerful men in entertainment brought down in recent months by allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape in episodes dating back decades. More See names of the accused: List: All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment. Schaech, now 48, wrote in People magazine that he was 22 years old when the elder Zeffirelli tried to seduce him while they were working on the film Sparrow in Italy 25 years ago.