The Girl on the Balcony

Olivia Hussey Finds Life after Romeo & Juliet
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD38556
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538555996
Narrator/s: Carol Monda
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In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career... At 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 hard to play, and harder still, to live up to. In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story-from being an "It Girl" in swinging '60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet costar Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages-including one with Dean Martin's son, Dino-motherhood, 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 battled, including The Beatles, Vanessa Redgrave, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Anthony Perkins, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, and more. Olivia also finally reveals for the first time, the identity of the actor-a fellow young newcomer-who raped her, but who would not break her. Featuring a foreword by her star-making director Franco Zeffirelli, Olivia Hussey's memoir shines with her luminous spirit and perseverance as she reflects on her unique life and experiences-inspiring, surprising, and fascinating to read about.

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The Girl on the Balcony
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Author(s): Olivia Hussey
Narrator(s): Carol Monda
Product Number Z100133445
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538556030

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