Jocelyn Lane

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Not to be confused with Jackie Lane (actress).
Jocelyn Lane
Born Jocelyn Olga Bolton
(1937-05-16) 16 May 1937 (age 79)
Vienna, Austria
Other names Jackie Lane
Years active 1954–1971
Spouse(s) Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (m. 1973 - div. 1985)[1]
Children Princess Arriana of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b. 1975)
Parent(s) Briton John Bolton (father)
Olga Mironova (mother)

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

Early life[edit]

Lane was born as Jocelyn Olga Bolton in Vienna, Austria, in 1937. She is the youngest daughter of a Russian-born pianist mother, Olga Mironova, and an English father, Briton John Bolton, who worked for an American oil firm; he will later die in a U.S. car crash.[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 elder 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] As she was confused with another actress named Jackie Lane (known for starring in Doctor Who), when Lane moved to Hollywood in 1964, she began to be credited with her full first name.[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] having married Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in Marbella, Spain, on 3 May 1973.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Lane gave birth to her only child, Princess Arriana Theresa Maria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, in 1975.[11][12] In 1985, her marriage to Prince Alfonso ended in a divorce in which 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[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1954 Men of Sherwood Forest Uncredited
Cocktails in the Kitchen Uncredited
1955 April in Portugal Travel Guide
1956 The Gamma People Anna
1957 These Dangerous Years Maureen
The Truth About Women Saida
1958 Wonderful Things! Pepita
1959 The Angry Hills Maria Tassos
Conspiracy of the Borgias
Jet Storm Clara Forrester
1960 Howlers of the Dock
The Magnificent Rogue Chou-Chou
Robin Hood and the Pirates Kareen Blain
1961 Goodbye Again First Maisie
Two and Two Make Six Julie
1962 Operation Snatch Bianca Tabori
The Son of Hercules vs. Venus Daphne
Tromboni di Fra Diavolo Cristina Forzano
War Gods of Babylon Mirra
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
Land Raiders Luisa Rojas
1970 A Bullet for Pretty Boy Betty

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1956 Sailor of Fortune Angelina
1962 The Cheaters Anita Faraday
Armchair Theatre Ginger
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
1971 V.I.P.-Schaukel Herself Last on-screen appearance


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  2. ^ a b c Slide, Anthony; McFarlane, Brian (2005). The encyclopedia of British film. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-77526-7. 
  3. ^ Glamour Girl
  4. ^ a b Scott, Vernon (December 15, 1964). "Can Jocelyn Break The Presley Co-star Jinx?". The Press-Courier. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Room, Adrian (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. pp. 273–74. ISBN 0-7864-4373-1. 
  6. ^ a b c Paul, Louis; Lisanti, Tom (2002). Film fatales: women in espionage films and television, 1962-1973. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. pp. 169–71. ISBN 0-7864-1194-5. 
  7. ^ Playboy magazine, September 1966
  8. ^ Willis, John Christopher (1983). Screen World, 1966. Biblo-Moser. p. 51. ISBN 0-8196-0307-4. 
  9. ^ "Smart Set". The Montreal Gazette. 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Elizabeth Nash (24 Dec 2003). "Obituaries: Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe". The Independent. Retrieved 20 Nov 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c "Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. 24 December 2003. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  12. ^ Martin, Douglas (January 19, 2004). "Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 79". New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  13. ^ Eaude, Michael (22 January 2004). "Obituary: Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe-Langenburg". The Guardian. London: GMG. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 

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