Jane March

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Jane March
Born Jane March Horwood
(1973-03-20) 20 March 1973 (age 41)
Edgware, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Carmine Zozzora (1993–2001)

Jane March (born Jane March Horwood; 20 March 1973) is an English film actress and former model.

Life and career[edit]

March was born Jane March Horwood[1][2] in Edgware, London. Her father, Bernard Horwood, is a secondary school teacher[3] of English and Spanish ancestry. Her mother, Jean, is Vietnamese and Chinese. March has one brother.

At age 14, March won a local "Become a Model" contest. She signed with Storm Model Management[2] and began working as a print model using her middle name March, which was also her birth month.

After being spotted on the cover of Just Seventeen by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, she was chosen to play the female lead in his film The Lover, based on a semiautobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. False rumours that the sex scenes between March and her co-star Tony Leung Ka-fai in the film had been real and not simulated led to her being dubbed "The sinner from Pinner".[1] Speaking about the rumours in 2004, March said:

The suggestion that I'd slept with Tony Leung on set was a disgusting allegation. Jean-Jacques Annaud had a lot to do with that – he was trying to promote the film. ... I felt exploited by him. He never dispelled the rumours. He would walk into a room and be ambiguous, which ignited the fire. Everywhere I went in the world, the rumour followed me.[2]

Two years after The Lover, she co-starred with Bruce Willis in the erotic thriller Color of Night (1994), directed by Richard Rush. The script was the first March had received since The Lover.[2] She later said, "I didn't like the script at all, but it was a Bruce Willis film and I wasn't going to turn it down".[2] She also had reservations about the nudity required by the part: she planned to require the filmmakers to alter some nude scenes, but she eventually did not do so because her working experience on the film was very happy.[2] She went on saying, "I wasn't at all comfortable with the nudity in Color of Night. ... At least in The Lover the scenes were relevant to the script. In Color of Night they were just gratuitous."[2]

While Color of Night was in production, March began dating the film's co-producer Carmine Zozzora. The couple married in June 1993 in an 11-minute ceremony at which Willis was the best man and Demi Moore was the maid of honour.[2] They separated in 1997 and finally divorced in 2001.

March continues to perform occasionally. She appeared in Will in 2011, while her latest role was Queen Gwendolyn in Grimm's Snow White released in 2012 for TV.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 L' Amant aka The Lover The Young Girl
1994 Color of Night Rose In 2000, Maxim named her sex scenes in Colour of Night as the best sex scenes in film history[4]
1996 Never Ever Amanda Trevane Murray
1998 Provocateur Sook Hee/Miya
Tarzan and the Lost City Jane Porter
2000 Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula Lidia USA Network TV film
2003 Beauty and the Beast Freya filmed in South Africa and the UK
2006 The Stone Merchant Leda
2009 My Last Five Girlfriends Olive
2010 Clash of the Titans Hestia
Stalker Linda
2011 Will Sister Noell
Perfect Baby Emma
2012 Grimm's Snow White Queen Gwendolyn Direct-to-video release
2013 Confections of a Discarded Woman Lana post-production
Film: The Making Of... Herself filming

Television series[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
2000 Relic Hunter Suzanne 1 episode: "Possessed"
2001 Dark Realm Sharon Steppling 1 episode: "Murder One"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bradberry, Grace (23 January 2004). "The original sinner". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Hardy, Rebecca (20 March 2004). "What became of the Sinner from Pinner". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jane March". Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top Sex Scenes of All-Time". ExtraTV.com. 6 December 2000. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 

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