Jennifer Billingsley - Biography

Pretty, appealing and energetic blonde actress Jennifer Billingsley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jennifer was an army brat who grew up all over the world. She graduated with honors from Fort Smith Senior High School in Arkansas. Billingsley's initial claim to fame was her striking resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. Jennifer garnered plenty of favorable critical notices for her lively performance in the hit Broadway musical "Carnival." She made an excellent and impressive film debut as James Caan's wild teenage moll girlfriend in the harrowing thriller "Lady in a Cage." Billingsley had a recurring part on the popular daytime soap opera "General Hospital." Jennifer appeared in a handful of hugely entertaining low-budget drive-in features throughout the 70s: she's a scruffy motorcycle mama in the biker romp "C.C. and Company," a sexy hippie hitchhiker in the sleazy "Brute Corps," a brash young lass in the terrific psycho Vietnam vets exploitation winner "Welcome Home, Soldier Boys," a sassy Southern gal in the immensely enjoyable Burt Reynolds vehicle "White Lightning," an American tourist who runs afoul of an evil cult in the cruddy Filipino horror dud "The Thirsty Dead," and another more bitter motorcycle mama in the fine "Hollywood Man." Among the TV shows Jennifer Billingsley had guest spots on are "Naked City," "Gunsmoke," "Route 66," "Dr. Kildare," "Wagon Train," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Mannix," "Hawaii Five-O," "Police Story," "Alice," "Baretta," and "The Amazing Spider Man."