Born 1940 in Los Angeles, California, American actress Jill St. John began acting on radio at age 6. She made her screen debut in December 1949, at age 9, in the first full-length made-for-TV movie, a production of A Christmas Carol. She was in the TV show Sandy Dreams in 1949. And at age 11, St. John appeared in two episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
In May 1957, at age 16, Universal Pictures signed St. John to a contract for seven years starting at $200 a week. Her major studio film debut was in Summer Love (1958). She also appeared on TV in episodes of The Christophers, Schlitz Playhouse, and The DuPont Show of the Month (an adaptation of Junior Miss).
St. John then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox who tried to build her into a star. She appeared in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) and Holiday for Lovers (1959), then was put in an adventure movie, The Lost World (1960).
St. John had a key role in Come Blow Your Horn (1963) and received a Golden Globe Award nomination as Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in the film. Her most famous role then was as Tiffany Case, the Bond girl in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971), where she starred opposite Sean Connery. She was the first American to play a Bond girl.
St. John is not just a beautiful woman, she is also very intelligent with an IQ of 162. Take a look at these glamorous pics to see the beauty of young Jill St. John in the 1960s.