Happy 80th birthday, Jill St. John! (19 August 2020)

Jill St. John (born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim) was born on 19th of August 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Jill St. John as Tiffany Case in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971).
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

She is best known for her role as Tiffany Case in Bond movie “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), which was the last official 007 film starring Sean Connery as James Bond.

Jill St. John as Tiffany Case and Sean Connery as James Bond in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971).
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

Jill St. John’s other films include “The Lost World“, “Tender Is the Night“, “Come Blow Your Horn“, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, “Who’s Minding the Store?“, “The Oscar“, “Tony Rome“, “Sitting Target” and “The Concrete Jungle“.

Frank Sinatra and Jill St. John in “Tony Rome“, which was filmed also at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, which was also a location for a Bond movie “Goldfinger” (1964)

There has been some rumours that St. John and Bond actor George Lazenby had an brief affair in late 1960’s…

George Lazenby and Jill St. John

Jill St. John is married to actor Robert Wagner and has known him since she was 18 years old. They have been married since 1990.

Robert Wagner and Jill St. John

Name of Tiffany Case:

In the novel, the story of her name is that when she was born, her father Case was so embittered she was not a boy that he gave her mother a thousand dollars and a powder case from Tiffany’s and walked out.

In the film it is stated that she was named after her accidental preterm birthplace, Tiffany & Co., where her parents were going through a choice of wedding bands, to which Bond dryly jokes that she was lucky that it had not happened at Van Cleef & Arpels.

In “Diamonds Are Forever” film Tiffany Case lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where Bond visits her disguised as drug dealer Peter Franks. The house is located at Reguliersgracht 36, Amsterdam. Take a look at the the pictures of the house here.

007 Travelers visiting Tiffany Case’s house in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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