Romeo & Juliet

At the age of 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet. With one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language for which she won the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor Donatello Awards (Italy’s Oscar equivalent) for her outstandin

g performance in Franco Zeffirelli’s production, she had made her undeniable mark in modern day cinema.

Death on the Nile

Olivia, a seasoned veteran of the London stage where she debuted opposite Vanessa Redgrave in

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, has appeared in over two dozen films including Death on the Nile with Bette Davis and Peter Ustinov, Jesus of Nazareth (united again with the great Zeffirelli), The Last Days of Pompeii opposite Sir Lawrence Olivier,Lost HorizonThe Bastard, Hallmark’s Hall of Fame Ivanhoe with James Mason, Showtime’sPsycho IV and Stephen King’s It. She has also guest-starred in numerous television productions.

(022-gbl)Still considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Oliviaowes this to her exotic blend of English and Argentinean roots. Ms. Hussey spent her early youth in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Andreas Osuna, aka Isvaldo Ribo, renowned Argentine opera and tango singer, and her English mother, who encouraged her early inclinations for the performing arts.

Olivia, at the age of seven, moved with her mother and younger brother to England where she spent the next five years attending drama school. From there she landed the role of “Jenny” in Jean Brodie. It was in that theatre production that Zeffirelli spotted Olivia. After many auditions amidst 500 other young actresses, she won the coveted role, and the rest is history.

Olivia then moved to Los Angeles and married the late Dean Paul Martin, son of the late and great entertainer, Dean Martin. They produced a son, Alexander, who is currently an actor in his own right. Olivia’s second marriage was to Akira Fuse, one of Japan’s premier singers. marriage produced a second son, Max, born in 1983.

Two years later Olivia signed on to star with Burt Lancaster and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) in a screen adaptation of The Jeweller’s Shop, was written by Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). Following the filming, Olivia was invited to view the film at the Vatican, guest of His Holiness.

Tortilla Heaven

Never seeming to be able to stop the constant work schedule and travel, Olivia finally decided to take a break. After taking some much deserved time off for herself and to raise her young daughter, India Joy, Olivia returned to work starring in two back-to-back features.

The first, El Grito (known as Bloody Proof in America), was shot in Mexico City and required Olivia to deliver the role bilingually, applying her native command of Spanish. The secondTortilla Heaven, a comedy written and directed by Sundance Film Festival winner, Judy Hecht Dumontet, in which Olivia plays the town nudist(!), is due out in 2004.


Mother Teresa

Most recently, Olivia has completed her life’s dream, portraying Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a movie shot entirely on location in Sri Lanka and Italy.  Her performance was received with open arms by the Sisters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity when it was screened for them in Italy.  Also present at the screening and pleased with Olivia’s portrayal was Agi Bojaxhiu, a wonderful lady and the niece and only direct living relative of Mother herself.

Olivia lives outside of Los Angeles with her family, as well as her menagerie of animals.



1066 (2012)

I Am Somebody (No Chance in Hell) (2008)

Three Priests (2008)

Tortilla Heaven (2007)

Seven Days of Grace (2006)

Headspace (2005)

Island Prey (2005)

Madre Teresa (TV movie) 2003

El Grito (2002)

Batman Beyond (TV series) (2000)

Superman (TV series) (1999)

Shame, Shame, Shame (1999)

Pinky and the Brain (TV series) (1998)

The Gardener (1998)

Boy Meets World (TV series) (1997)

Dead Man’s Island (TV series) (1996)

Ice Cream Man (1995)

Bad English 1: Tales of a Son of a Brit (1995)

Save Me (1994)

Lonesome Dove (1994)

Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)

It (TV mini-series) (1990)

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV movie) (1990)

Sheng Zhan Feng Yun (1990)

The Jeweler’s Shop (1989)

Distortions (1987)

Murder, She Wrote (TV series) (1985)

The Corsican Brothers (TV movie) (1985)

The Last Days of Pompeii (TV mini-series) (1984)

Escape 2000 (1982)

Ivanhoe (TV movie) (1982)

Day of Resurrection (1980)

Sam Marlow, Private Eye (1980)

The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (TV movie) (1979)

The Cat and the Canary (1978)

  1. Thank you Emma I’m so glad you’re enjoying it????????I love hearing that!Love and light olivia xxx

  2. We’re watching your version of Romeo and Juliet in my English class, and you were breathtakingly beautiful and still are. You’re a fantastic actress and my idol

  3. Hello from Dallas, Texas Olivia,
    I was 13 years old when I watched your wonderful performance in the film, “Romeo and Juliet” in 1968. I can still remember how intense my response was to that movie. GREAT!! God’s continued blessings, Sheila:)

  4. I have been a fan since Romeo and Juliet. So thrilled to discover your website. Looking forward to hearing more about you. Best wishes to your daughter, India. Madison Whittenore

  5. Olivia, I’m watching Romeo and Juliet right now. It’s as entrancing and exciting as the first time I watched it(1974). Thank you for stirring my romantic mind. I hope you are doing well. Are you going to appear in any current shows?
    Yours, Carl Paratore

  6. I loved you in Jesus of zazareth 1977
    Would love to know what it was like to portray the most admired mother. Nice to see your daughter is like her mother
    God Bless you Olivia
    Jessica Abouhamama

  7. Hello Matt,Romeo&Juliet was filmed in 1967 …it came out in 1968!Glad you enjoyed it,Live Olivia x

  8. Hi Olivia. Matt from England 🙂 when was the filming done for Romeo & Juliet? Was it in 1967 or 1968? Was a good film btw 🙂 x

  9. Estimada Olivia, estimada compatriota, gracias por toda la dulzura que nos entregó interpretando a Julieta

  10. Dear Olivia, as a child you lit my life on the beauty of love in your R&J. Today at my middle age of 51 you still do. Glorious just glorious. Joe

  11. You are the embodiment of perfect femeninity. I loved you as an actress my whole life! Thank you for your contribution to my favorite story of all time!

  12. So happy to find your website Olivia. Watching Jesus of Nazareth with my little girls right now. You are so beautiful!

  13. Hello Olivia,
    I am watching my favorite movie about Jesus of Nazareth on this Holy Thursday, 2015, and I just wanted to let you know that you were exceptional as Mary, and you were and are most beautiful! Happy Easter and please be well!
    Jim from CT, USA

  14. Tonight I watched Romeo and Juliet with my mom, who was obsessed with it in her youth. I loved it too and it was fun to watch it with her! Your Juliet is the perfect Juliet! Gorgeous!

  15. Thank you Jerry…that was such a sweet scene…so tragic and passionate…young love!Love and light,Olivia xxx

  16. I just watched the balcony scene from romeo and juliet again. Nobody does it better. Thank you . Jerry D