Jane March

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Jane March
BornJane March Horwood
(1973-03-20) 20 March 1973 (age 41)
Edgware, London, England
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Carmine Zozzora (1993–2001)
 
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Jane March
BornJane March Horwood
(1973-03-20) 20 March 1973 (age 41)
Edgware, London, England
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Carmine Zozzora (1993–2001)

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

Life and career[edit]

March was born Jane March Horwood[1][2] in Edgware, London, England. 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 aged 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 semi-autobiographical 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 didn't 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 Colour of Night. ... At least in The Lover the scenes were relevant to the script. In Colour of Night they were just gratuitous."[2]

While Colour 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 recently 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]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1992L' Amant aka The LoverThe Young Girl
1994Color of NightRoseIn 2000, Maxim named her sex scenes in Colour of Night as the best sex scenes in film history[4]
1996Never EverAmanda Trevane Murray
1998ProvocateurSook Hee/Miya
Tarzan and the Lost CityJane Porter
2000Dark Prince: The True Story of DraculaLidiaUSA Network TV film
2003Beauty and the BeastFreyafilmed in South Africa and the UK
2006The Stone MerchantLeda
2009My Last Five GirlfriendsOlive
2010Clash of the TitansHestia
StalkerLinda
2011WillSister Noell
Perfect BabyEmma
2012Grimm's Snow WhiteQueen GwendolynDirect-to-video release
2013Confections of a Discarded WomanLanapost-production
Film: The Making Of...Herselffilming

Television series[edit]

YearSeriesRoleNotes
2000Relic HunterSuzanne1 episode: "Possessed"
2001Dark RealmSharon Steppling1 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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