Jocelyn Lane

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Jocelyn Lane
BornJocelyn Bolton
Vienna, Austria
Other namesJackie Lane
Years active1954-71
Spouse(s)Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (divorced 1984)
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Not to be confused with Jackie Lane (actress).
Jocelyn Lane
BornJocelyn Bolton
Vienna, Austria
Other namesJackie Lane
Years active1954-71
Spouse(s)Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (divorced 1984)

Jocelyn "Jackie" Lane (born 1937)[1] 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 Bolton in Vienna, Austria. in 1937. She is the daughter of a Russian mother, Olga Mironova, and an English father. 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.[1][2] 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.[1] 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.[3] Her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot was widely remarked upon.[2][4] She was featured in the September 1966 issue of Playboy magazine.[5]

In 1965, she co-starred with Elvis Presley in Tickle Me[6] and later appeared in several roles in Hollywood films, including as "biker chick" Cathy in Hell's Belles in 1969.[4] She also made guest appearances on American television series. She retired in 1971,[4] having married Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in Marbella, Spain, in February 1971.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Lane gave birth to her only child, Princess Arriana Theresa Maria von Hohenlohe, in 1975.[9][10] In 1984, her marriage to Prince Alfonso ended in a divorce in which she received a million dollar settlement.[9][11] She claimed that the sum was "not really fitting for a princess".[9]

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


Film appearances[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1954Men of Sherwood ForestUncredited
Cocktails in the KitchenUncredited
1955April in PortugalTravel Guide
1956The Gamma PeopleAnna
1957These Dangerous YearsMaureen
The Truth About WomenSaida
1958Wonderful Things!Pepita
1959The Angry HillsMaria Tassos
Conspiracy of the Borgias
JetstormClara Forrester
1960Howlers of the Dock
The Magnificent RogueChou-Chou
Robin Hood and the PiratesKareen Blain
1961Goodbye AgainFirst Maisie
Two and Two Make SixJulie
1962Operation SnatchBianca Tabori
The Son of Hercules vs VenusDaphne
Tromboni di Fra DiavoloCristina Forzano
War Gods of BabylonMirra
1965The Sword of Ali BabaPrincess Amara
Tickle MePamela Meritt
Incident at Phantom HillMemphis
1966The Poppy Is Also a FlowerSociety photographer
How to Seduce a PlayboyGinette
1969Hell's BellesCathy
Land RaidersLuisa Rojas
1970A Bullet for Pretty BoyBetty

Television appearances[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1956Sailor of FortuneAngelina
1962The CheatersAnita Faraday
Armchair TheatreGinger
1965Alfred Hitchcock PresentsSylvia Sylvester
The RoguesMadeline Sorel
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Lisa Donato
Burke's LawAdriana Montaigne
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreGabrielle
1966Run for Your LifeBrigitte Lemaire
The Smothers Brothers ShowPrincess
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreEllie Randell
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.Mandy Dean-Tanner
The Wild Wild WestDominique
1968It Takes a ThiefMichèle
The Dating GameHerself
1969The Queen and ISandy Blair
1971V.I.P.-SchaukelHerselfLast on-screen appearance


  1. ^ a b c Slide, Anthony; McFarlane, Brian (2005). The encyclopedia of British film. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-77526-7. 
  2. ^ a b Scott, Vernon (December 15, 1964). "Can Jocelyn Break The Presley Co-star Jinx?". The Press-Courier. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Playboy magazine, September 1966
  6. ^ Willis, John Christopher (1983). Screen World, 1966. Biblo-Moser. p. 51. ISBN 0-8196-0307-4. 
  7. ^ "Smart Set". The Montreal Gazette. 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Elizabeth Nash (24 Dec 2003). "Obituaries: Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe". The Independent. Retrieved 20 Nov 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c "Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe". The Daily Telegraph (London: TMG). 24 December 2003. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Martin, Douglas (January 19, 2004). "Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 79". New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  11. ^ 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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