"My career was a dream.
My personal life was a nightmare.
The power of God's message saved me."
Internationally acclaimed model, actress, film and television star, spokesperson, producer, author, fundraiser, proud mother of three, and noted among the most beautiful women in the world, by any definition, Jennifer O’Neill is one of a kind. With thirty-five plus feature films, numerous television movies and series to her credit, Jennifer is the first to tell you she is truly blessed.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an English mother and a Spanish-Irish father, Ms. O’Neill’s career first began when her family moved from Connecticut to New York City where Jennifer entered into international modeling at age fifteen while still a student at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. Having developed a passion for horses early on, she saw modeling as a way to own her first steed.
The world of magazine covers, fame and fortune quickly lead to other goals; at nineteen she was accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse–New York’s esteemed school of acting. It only took a short while before Jennifer’s unique qualities were noticed by director Howard Hawks, who cast her to star opposite John Wayne in Rio Lobo… Jennifer was a leading actress, married, and a mother by age twenty-one.
After her cinematic debut, Jennifer accepted a role in the “small” film, Summer of ‘42. Her hauntingly beautiful portrayal of Dorothy made Jennifer O’Neill a household name, and today Summer of ‘42 is one of home videos’ most popular titles. The film has become classic, with her performance hailed as legendary, not only by the public, but by Jennifer’s peers as well.
Stimulated by creative opportunities behind the camera, Ms. O’Neill moved to Europe and placed herself under the tutelage of master Italian director Luchino Visconti where she turned in an award winning performance in his final film, The Innocent, costarring Giancarlo Giannini. With Visconti, she expanded her range as an actress and began to learn the art of film making from this world-renowned auteur.
Returning to the U.S., Jennifer O’Neill continued to star in a succession of notable and profitable films such as Blake Edward’s The Carey Treatment, with James Coburn, Caravans, with Anthony Quinn, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, with Michael Sarrazin, A Force of One, with Chuck Norris, Lady Ice, with Robert Duvall and Donald Sutherland, and David Cronenberg’s blockbuster Scanners.
The first television Movie of the Week in which she starred, Love’s Savage Fury, scored a 39 share, making it ABC’s top-rated movie of the year. Her next television project, The Other Victim, costarring William Devane for CBS, was hailed as one of the years Top 10 films, followed by her own series Cover-Up (CBS).
And of course, we’ve all seen her impressive spokeswoman campaign for CoverGirl–Jennifer’s unprecedented thirty-year endorsement of the product catapulted CoverGirl into the top selling makeup line in the country.
As if all this activity weren’t enough to fill the day, Ms. O’Neill has always been a constant worker for charitable causes having served as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society as well as being a staunch supporter of the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, the ASPCA, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
She is the International Spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a Pro-Life organization), and hosted a one hour special for World Vision shot in Africa concerning the HIV epidemic.
Currently, Jennifer shares her love of horses with her Hillenglade’s™ Equine-Assisted Hope and Healing and HHH™ Volunteer Programs Gatherings in Nashville, TN, in support of our Military Warriors and their families.
As an author, Ms. O’Neill has recently penned her autobiography, CoverStory, , and her latest novels, All That Glitters and Hillenglade. Her published works include: From Fallen to Forgiven, You’re Not Alone (with healing workbooks and videos), Surviving Myself, and the Circle of Friends… Just Off Main fiction series. Her films, Hillenglade, and Caught In A Lie, are presently in pre-production and due for 2014 releases.
In addition to her extensive fundraising efforts, Jennifer’s corporate and ministry speaking engagements are inspirational and practical in nature. By adding this dimension to her roster of talents and passions, Jennifer O’Neill embraces her hope and healing theme by sharing her life’s experiences with a passion, humor and enthusiasm that resonates with all generations.
Books and Speaking Topics Include . . .
Hope and Healing
From Fallen To Forgiven
A Spiritual Journey Into Wholeness & Healing
Jennifer O`Neill, the international movie star who’s face graced CoverGirl ads on TV and magazines for over three decades, seemed to have it all: beauty, wealth, talent and fame. Who could have imagined the devastating pain she hid? Feelings of emptiness and low self-esteem dominated her life. Then Jennifer met Jesus Christ and made him Lord of her life. Through his love, the past twenty years have been a spiritual journey into a place of emotional, spiritual healing and wholeness, a place where she resides to this day. Christ`s message of forgiveness filled Jennifer`s enviable yet turbulent life with peace and joy. Join Jennifer in stepping through God’s healing process to find victory over hurts that will release you to a happy, healthy spiritually successful life!
What People Are Saying . . .
“The incredible account of a life transformed by Jesus Christ. Jennifer’s book will strengthen your own faith and encourage your heart”
– Dr. David Jeremiah, Turning Point Radio & Television, Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountian Community Church
“From Fallen to Forgiven is for everyone who feels that their life is beyond repair — an inspiration to readers.”
– Patricia Heaton, Emmy Award Winning Actress, Everybody Loves Raymond
“Anyone who thinks she or he is beyond forgiveness should read Jennifer’s life story…encouraging, uplifting and beautiful — as she is!”
– Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist
“…tremendously encouraging — a comfort and source of strength to which anyone can turn. And return.”
– John Tinker, Creator & Producer, Chicago Hope
“…provides reminders of the importance of letting go of past indiscretions and letting God work in our lives.”
– Marsha Blackburn, United States Senator
“Jennifer beautifully communicates her love for God and people in the pages of this in-depth, biblically-based study — refreshing honesty.”
– Dr. Robert Schuller, Founding Pastor, Crystal Cathedral Ministries
“Jennifer writes with candor and conviction — compelling story.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book
“…an amazing testimony — provides practical application through God’s Word and her own experiences”
– Nancy Alcorn, President & Founder, Mercy Ministries
You’re Not Alone
Healing Through God’s Grace After Abortion
43% of women (churched or non-churched) who have reached the age of 55 have had at least one abortion.Jennifer O’Neill has been through the guilt, shame, sadness and fear that more than 80% of women experience after having an abortion. But she’s also come through the fire to find this essential truth: God loves you and, no matter what, wants you to live a life of love and respect for yourself and for others.Through her story and the stories of dozens of other women (and men) who have been through the anguish of abortion, Jennifer O’Neill encourages post-abortive women to understand that they are not alone, even in their darkest moments, and offers them a step-by-step, Biblically-based process for achieving lifelong forgiveness and acceptance.YOU’RE NOT ALONE! If you or someone you love has experienced abortion, accept this invitation to begin your journey to healing and wholeness.* * *
What People Are Saying . . .
“If you want to know the truth about abortion and its effects from men and women who have ‘been there’; if you want to know how to stop the pain and begin to heal; if you want to experience a new freedom from the past, READ THIS BOOK.”
Ruth Bell Graham McIntyre,
Author of Things My Mother Taught Me
“Jennifer O’Neill provides a dynamic model of compassion and conviction for hearts shattered by choice. Her intimate and candid disclosures in You’re Not Alone provide moving accounts of the pain and anguish caused by abortion. Much more than this, it is a beautiful testimony that healing is not only possible, but also a gift that God is longing to grant us. This book has the ability to captivate readers, engage them in their own healing process and profoundly change lives.”
Theresa Burke, Ph.D.,
Ministries & Author of Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
“If you read Jennifer O’Neill’s illuminating book of healing based on God’s Word and your heart aches for the lost, please know that there is hope and a way to recovery for everyone and you don’t have to go it alone anymore!”
Dr. Alveda King
“You’re Not Alone is a Biblically-based invitation to all who have been affected by abortion and yearn to move from regret to healing. Thank you, Jennifer, for this timely book about a tough subject. It is an honest and compassionate look at the devastation abortion leaves in its wake and God’s grace and power to forgive and heal the broken-hearted.”
Everybody Loves Raymond
“Powerful truth: sensitive, uplifting and inspiring. If you’re hurting there is help and You’re Not Alone is the answer. Thank you, Jennifer, for your concern of others.”
Host and Author
“My heart was touched by You’re Not Alone. Though I’ve talked with, cried with and written about women who’ve had abortions, I found Jennifer O’Neill’s story and insights to be fresh and compelling, a lifeline to those longing for hope and release (and those around them who need to understand). This book gently opens a window to what’s usually shrouded in darkness. The light that shines through is the grace of Jesus. Jennifer O’Neill portrays God as a compassionate healer, the divine Father and Husband who offers forgiveness to every woman who has suffered from abortion. I highly recommend this book.”
Author of Heaven and Why Prolife?
“Like all of Jennifer O’Neill’s books, You’re Not Alone is passionate and personal, with practical resources as well. Letter and testimonies, including Jennifer’s own, make the faces and voices real – the mothers, fathers, grandparents, workers at clinics, siblings of aborted babies and others who have suffered the effects of abortion and were trapped until they accepted the gift of God’s forgiveness. No reader could ever again doubt that abortion hurts, and that, just as surely, the Lord brings healing and restoration. If you have not had an abortion, read this book to understand the pain and broken relationships in our society today. If you have been touched by abortion, read this book so you will never have to feel alone again.”
Margaret (Peggy) Hartshorn,
President, Heartbeat International
Life After Abortion Workbook/DVD
“Jennifer has produced a leadership DVD and workbook called Life After Abortion that are compassionate, loving and truthful.Both convey to women, who have had abortions, that they are loved because they reflect the loving God who so clearly motivates Jennifer’s work.”
- Wanda Franz, Ph. D.,
National Right to Life President
SUMMER OF ’42
SUCH GOOD FRIENDS
THE CAREY TREATMENT
THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD
THE GENTLE PEOPLE
A FORCE OF ONE
BILLY GRAHAM’S THE RIDE
THE LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE
BARE ESSENCE CBS
A.D. (MINI-SERIES) NBC
COVER UP CBS
OUT OF JERUSALEM CBS
THE BOOK OF ACTS (MINI-SERIES)
HARMONY GOLDS WORLD OF HORSES/DISNEY
NASH BRIDGES CBS
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
LOVE SAVAGE FURY – ABC
THE OTHER VICTIM CBS
PERRY MASON NBC
THE RED SPIDER CBS
GLORY DAYS CBS
MUSIC ROW TNN
THREAT OF INNOCENCE NBC
MADE FOR CABLE MOVIE
PERSONALS – USA CABLE NETWORK
THE SILVER STRAND SHOWTIME
PERFECT FAMILY – USA
INVASION OF PRIVACY USA
THE COVER GIRL MURDERS USA
BLOOPERS & PRACTICAL JOKES
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS
BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS
THE GOOD NEWS NETWORK
A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
CELEBRITY WEDDING ALBUM TNN
E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES
HOST/INTERVIEWER TV SPECIALS
CELEBRITY WEDDING ALBUM TNN
WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST DOCUMENTARY
HEROES AND SHEROES GOOD LIFE NETWORK
WORLD VISION 2 HOUR SPECIAL
MICHEL LEGRAND & FRIENDS (Co-Hosted with Jon Voight)
ALL THAT GLITTERS
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (Series)
FROM FALLEN TO FORGIVEN
“HOPE & HEALING” WORKBOOKS/DVDs
RICHARD MARX’S HAZARD
CAUGHT IN A LIE
A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER
THE ACADEMY AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS
WHERE HEARTS MEET (Talk Show)
JENNIFER O’NEILL CLOTHING LINE/COMMERCIAL
WOMEN’S WELL BEING COMMERCIAL
PARTNERS IN DESIGN TV SERIES
CORPORATE & INSPIRATIONAL
WOMEN OF FAITH
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB