Happy Birthday To Bedford’s Jennifer O'Neill

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Jennifer O'Neill turns 66 on Thursday.
Jennifer O'Neill turns 66 on Thursday.

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bedford’s Jennifer O'Neill!

Jennifer O'Neill, who owns an estate in Bedford, turns 66 on Thursday.

O'Neill, an actress, model, author and speaker, known for her role in the 1971 film "Summer of '42" and modelling for CoverGirl cosmetics starting in the 1970s, was born Feb. 20, 1948, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

O'Neill continued acting for the next two decades. She appeared in "The Carey Treatment" (1972), "Lady Ice"(1973), "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" (1975), "Caravans" (1978), "A Force of One" (1979), "Scanners" (1981), and "The Cover Girl Murders" (1993 made-for-television film). She went to Europe in 1976 and worked with Italian director Luchino Visconti, appearing in his last film "L'innocente" (1976).

In 1984, she played the lead female role on the CBS television series "Cover Up."

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