Marilyn Hassett

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Marilyn Hassett
Born Marilyn Hassett
(1947-12-17) December 17, 1947 (age 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1969–2008
Spouse(s) Larry Peerce (divorced)

Marilyn Hassett (born December 17, 1947, Los Angeles, California) is an American screen and television actress.[1]

Life and career

Hassett is best known for her portrayal of skier Jill Kinmont is the film The Other Side of the Mountain (1975), which was directed by Larry Peerce, who chose her for the lead from several hundred hopefuls. Consequently, she won a Golden Globe in 1976 for New Star of the Year. The film ended up being Universal Studios' highest-grossing film for 20 years. Marilyn also co-starred with Jan-Michael Vincent in the 1976 cult classic Shadow of the Hawk.

She later married Peerce and appeared in several films he directed, including Two-Minute Warning (1976), The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 (1978) and the 1979 film adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Peerce and Hassett subsequently divorced and she never remarried.


Year Title Role Notes
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Dancer uncredited
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain Jill Kinmont Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1976 Shadow of the Hawk Maureen
1976 Two-Minute Warning Lucy
1978 The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II Jill Kinmont
1979 The Bell Jar Esther Greenwood
1984 Massive Retaliation Lois Fredericks
1986 The Eleventh Commandment Edie
1987 Body Count Joanne Knight
1988 Messenger of Death Josephine Fabrizio
1989 Rock-a-Die Baby Mom
1991 Twenty Dollar Star Lou Ann
1992 Inside Out III Cindy segment "The Houseguest"
1992 Exiled in America Beverly
2008 Bad High Mary Miller short


  1. ^ "Marilyn Hassett biography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2012-12-03.

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