Jocelyn Lane

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Jocelyn Lane
Jocelyn Olga Bolton

(1937-05-16) 16 May 1937 (age 85)
Vienna, Austria
Other namesJackie Lane
Years active1954–1971
Spouse Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (m. 1973 – div. 1985) [1]
ChildrenPrincess Arriana of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b. 1975)
Parent(s)Briton John Bolton (father)
Olga Mironova (mother)

Jocelyn "Jackie" Lane (born 16 May 1937) [2] is a former actress and model of the 1950s and 1960s. She was married to Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.


Early life

Lane was born as Jocelyn Olga Bolton in Vienna, Austria in 1937. She is the youngest daughter of Russian-born pianist mother Olga Mironova and English father Briton John Bolton, who worked for an American oil firm; he later died in a car crash in the US. [3] She was educated in New Rochelle, New York, in the United States. At the age of 14, she moved to Britain, where she received dance training. [2] [4] Her older sister Mara Lane was a well-known British model and actress in the 1950s.


Lane established herself as a popular model in the United Kingdom by the time she was 18, using the pseudonym Jackie Lane. She appeared in several British films beginning in 1955 with a travelogue April in Portugal. [2] One of her most striking film roles in the 1950s was as the second female lead in These Dangerous Years (1957), directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Frankie Vaughan. As Lane was confused with another actress named Jackie Lane (known for starring in Doctor Who ), she began to be credited with her full first name when she moved to Hollywood in 1964. [5] Her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot was widely remarked upon. [4] [6] She was featured in the September 1966 issue of Playboy magazine. [7]

In 1965, she co-starred with Elvis Presley in Tickle Me [8] and later appeared in several roles in Hollywood films, including as "biker chick" Cathy in Hell's Belles in 1969. [6] She also made guest appearances on American television series. She retired in 1971 [6] after marrying Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in Marbella, Spain on 3 May 1973. [9] [10]

Personal life

Lane gave birth to Princess Arriana Theresa Maria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, her only child, in 1975. [11] [12] In 1985, her marriage to Prince Alfonso ended in a divorce, and she received a million-dollar settlement. [11] [13] She claimed that the sum was "not really fitting for a princess". [11]

Lane designs feather necklaces marketed as Princess J Feather Collection in California and London.[ citation needed ]


Film appearances

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1954 The Men of Sherwood Forest Uncredited
For Better, for Worse Uncredited
1955 April in Portugal Travel GuideAs Jackie Lane
1956 The Gamma People AnnaAs Jackie Lane
1957 These Dangerous Years MaureenAs Jackie Lane
The Truth About Women SaidaAs Jackie Lane
1958 Wonderful Things! PepitaAs Jackie Lane
1959 The Angry Hills Maria TassosAs Jackie Lane
Jet Storm Clara ForresterAs Jackie Lane
1960 Howlers in the Dock Twin SisterAs Jackie Lane
Mit Himbeergeist geht alles besserChou-ChouAs Jackie Lane
Robin Hood and the Pirates Kareen BlainAs Jackie Lane
1961 Goodbye Again First MaisieAs Jackie Lane
Two and Two Make Six JulieAs Jackie Lane
1962 Operation Snatch Bianca TaboriAs Jackie Lane
The Son of Hercules vs. Venus DaphneAs Jackie Lane
Tromboni di Fra DiavoloCristina ForzanoAs Jackie Lane
War Gods of Babylon MirraAs Jackie Lane
1965 The Sword of Ali Baba Princess Amara
Tickle Me Pamela Meritt
Incident at Phantom Hill Memphis
1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower Society photographer
How to Seduce a Playboy Ginette
1969 Hell's Belles Cathy
1970 Land Raiders Luisa Rojas
1970 A Bullet for Pretty Boy Betty

Television appearances

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1955 Sailor of Fortune Angelina
1962 The Cheaters Anita Faraday
Armchair Theatre Ginger
1963 Love Story Molly Rosen
1965 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Sylvia Sylvester
The Rogues Madeline Sorel
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Lisa Donato
Burke's Law Adriana Montaigne
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Gabrielle
1966 Run for Your Life Brigitte Lemaire
The Smothers Brothers Show Princess
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Ellie Randell
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Mandy Dean-Tanner
The Wild Wild West Dominique
1968 It Takes a Thief Michèle
The Dating Game Herself
1969 The Queen and I Sandy Blair
1971V.I.P.-SchaukelHerselfLast on-screen appearance

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