Jill Ireland - Updated Dec 2023

Updated On September 28, 2023
Most Popular

London, United Kingdom
Birth Sign


Jill Ireland

Jill Ireland was one of the prominent English-born American actors. Jill Ireland was better known for her lead roles in several movies starring her second husband, Chares Bronson. Moreover, she collaborated on almost fifteen films with Charles. Let us know more about Jill’s professional as well as personal life in detail.

Early Life

The talented actress, Ireland was born on April 24, 1936.  The birthname of Jill is Jill Dorothy Ireland. Sadly, she was 54 years old when she expired. Jill belongs to British nationality whereas his ethnicity is unavailable through any sources of information. Based on her date of birth, her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Similarly, the actress was born to Dorothy and Jack Ireland.  Ireland’s father was a wine trader by profession. As siblings, she had a brother named, John Ireland. Talking about her educational background and academic qualification, she was involved in The Company of Youth. From an early age, Ireland learned ballet. Nevertheless, there are no further details and particulars about Ireland’s early life and age.

Jill Ireland – Professional Life and Career

Jill Ireland’s very first professional performance was when she was just 12 years old. Also, she had given her performance with the ‘Monte Carlo Ballet’ and toured around Europe with them. Initially,  Ireland joined the acting ensemble of the British production company, ‘The Rank Organization’.

When she was 16 years old, she made her film debut as a dancer in ‘Og… Rosalinda!!’ (1955). Also, she got involved in  ‘Simon and Laura’ (1955). With 16 movies of ‘The Rank Organization,’ including ‘Hell Drivers’ (1957), ‘There’s Always a Thursday’ (1957), ‘Three Men in a Boat’ (1958), and ‘The Big Money (1962) she got associated. Her furthermore appearances include  ‘Robbery under Arms’ (1957), and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’. Besides, she also worked on TV. As a guest, she appeared in  ‘Ben Casey,’ ‘Mannix,’ and ‘Night Gallery’. In the year 1966, she worked in ‘Shane’ as well.

Further Career

In addition, she worked on Villa Rides’ (1968), ‘Rider on the Rain’ (1970), ‘And London Affair’ (1970). Amazingly, she became the lead actor over the next 17 years in numerous movies. Some of the few notable action-adventure movies are ‘Cold Sweat’ (1970), ‘The Valachi Papers (1972), ‘Valdez Horses’ (1973), ‘Breakout’ (1975), ‘Breakheart Pass’ (1975), ‘From Noon Till Three (1976), ‘Love and Bullets’ (1979), and ‘Death Wish II’ (1982).

Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, she continued to work. In 1987, she was featured in the movie, ‘Assassination’. Her last screen appearance is in ‘Caught’ (1987). She also worked as a producer for the thriller ‘ The Evil That Men Do’ (1984), and ‘Murphy’s Law’ (1986). Also, she earned a ‘star’ on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard.

Net worth

According to some reports, Jill’s estimated net worth is around $10 million. Nevertheless, other details such as his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements are not available through any sources of information.

Jill Ireland – Death

Unfortunately, Jill Ireland gwasdiagnosed with cancer in her right breast in 1984. Also, she received chemotherapy and radiation in 1987. After this, she published two books in total. One of them is  ‘Life Wish: a Personal Story of Survival,’. And, the second one is  ‘Lifeline: My Fight to Save My Family’. Also, she was the spokesperson for the ‘American Cancer Society’ and toured the country.

In her second book, she wrote about coping with her adopted son Jason’s drug addiction and his subsequent death. At the time of her death, she was writing her third book. In the year 1989, her cancer again repeated and her lungs were affected. And, she also underwent intense chemotherapy sessions. Ireland succumbed to the disease at her home in Malibu, California on May 18, 1990.

Jill Ireland – Personal Life

On May 11, 1957, Jill Ireland tied the knot with David McCallum. The couple shared two sons. They are Paul and Valentine. Also, they adopted a son, Jason. Later on, she and McCallum divorced on February 19, 1967. During that time, McCallum and Charles Bronson were working together on ‘The Great Escape’. And, Ireland was introduced to Bronson.

Jill Ireland and Charles Bronson

Caption: Jill Ireland and Charles Bronson (Source: Movie Market)

Afterward, Jill Ireland and Bronson exchanged vows on October 5, 1968. Then, the couple had a daughter, Zuleika. They also adopted their friend’s daughter, Katrina after the friend’s death.

Body Measurements

In regards to her body measurements, her height was around 5 feet and 7 inches. Similarly, her weight was about 57 kg. Talking about her body size, her breast size was around 84 cm. Moreover, her waist size, hips size, bra size, and cup size were 24  inches, 34 inches, 38B (US), and B (US) respectively. Besides, her hair color was blonde and she had blue eyes color.

Jill Ireland Body Measurements

Caption: Jill Ireland Body Measurements (Source: AllMovie)

Social Media

Nevertheless, the actress was not active on any kind of social media platform. During the time of that era, she did not have an account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.