Olivia Hussey: The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life after Romeo and Juliet



He business and tells of her ncounters with most that we the public would know of in a straightforward and honest way Great read and I was sorry that the book nded Olivia Hussey by her own admission has not managed her career well All too often she went through periods where she simply didn t care about working or not Her biggest success as most know was as Juliet in the film Romeo and Juliet In the autobiography The Girl on the Balcony she milks that memory for verything it s worth She devotes almost a hundred pages to this Uncommon Wisdom experience And rightly so not only because it was her initial triumph but also because it was a life changingxperience for her and we want to go on that journey with her The rest of her career spanning than forty years has not been as stellar There have been some successes and some duds Her life too can be described in that way Married three times she makes it clear that she loved and still loves her first two husbands dearly but the final marriage is the one that succeeded having lasted almost thirty years I saw this book and although I ve. Ttled including The Beatles Vanessa Redgrave Bette Davis Elizabeth Taylor Frank Sinatra Liza Minnelli Anthony Perkins Christopher Reeve Lawrence Olivier Ingrid Bergman and Olivia also finally reveals for the first time the identity of the actora fellow young newcomerwho raped her but who would not break her Featuring a foreword by her star making director Franco Zeffirelli Olivia Husseys memoir shines with her luminous spirit and perseverance as she reflects on her uniue life and xperiencesinspiring surprising and fascinating to read abo.

So thrilled to get this the life story of Olivia Hussey cant wait to read it have been looking forward to this for Seventeen yearsxxxx I bought this as a massive fan of the film Romeo and Juliet and was not disappointed Such a good read specially if you are a big fan of the 1960 s film as there is uite a few chapters dedicated to the audition process filming and promotion of the film What surprised me most was just how interesting and unexpected her whole career and life has been Art even is beyond herxperience working on this film Every chapter was so intriguing God Is in the Crowd entertaining andasy to read Would definitely recommend As a former high school English teacher I taught Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet for nearly 40 years At the nd of the unit and after the classes had read the play in its ntirety we watched the Franco Zeffirelli version made in 1968 and starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in the title roles For that reason I decided to read Hussey s memoir I was a little disappointed to see so little in the The Matriarchs (The Family early part of the book about herxperiences filming In 1968 Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirellis Romeo Juliet Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and careerAt only sixteen years old she was an internationally celebrated overnight discovery The part was an opportunity of a lifetime for a simple girl from Buenos Aires Argentina But for Olivia admired for her beauty and innocence and praised as a fresh and burgeoning young talent the role of movie star was.

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He play but the stories about other parts of her life were interesting I ve read several celebrity memoirs in the past few years and almost all with the Notes for the Everlost exception of Hussey s used the books to rail against those who had betrayed angered or otherwise offended the celebrity Hussey was incredibly complimentary to almostveryone she talked about in her book The only When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) exceptions were three people one who raped her a fellow actor and two two who acted as financial advisors and took almostvery penny she had All the others she mentioned friends actors directors family she was completely gracious toward That I thought showed how kind Hussey is no doubt related to her No Biggy! eastern religious beliefs I reallynjoyed reading this book and recommend it to others specially if you are a fan of the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet a true classic Very much so and told in an ndearing and at times painful manner I loved it and recommend it as a must read for fans of hers and Attracting Birds to Your Backyard everyone who remembers seeing the movie with their own Romeo or Juliet Olivia s worked with some of the best in Hard to play and harder still to live up to In this candid memoir Olivia Hussey tells her storyfrom being an It Girl in swinging 60s London and hernduring friendship with Romeo Juliet co star Leonard Whiting through three tumultuous marriagesincluding one with Dean Martins son Dinomotherhood stage four breast cancer debilitating agoraphobia bankruptcy and ultimately a journey of self discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment She brings readers intimately close to the legendary performers she knew loved worked with and ba.