Joanna Pettet:
• Retired actress known for roles in films such as "Casino Royale" and "Pioneer Woman"
• Retired from acting in the 80s and has since been living a quiet life in Tujunga, California, USA
• Born Joanna Jane Salmon in Westminster, London, England in 1942
• Acted in films and television series such as "Route 66", "The Doctors", "Dr. Kildare", and "The Night of the Generals"
• Net worth estimated to be $9 million

Who is Joanna Pettet?

Joanna Pettet is a retired actress, who achieved fame with such roles as Mata Bond in the comedy film “Casino Royale” (1967), and as Maggie Sergeant in the film “Pioneer Woman” (1973). Furthermore, she is also known for playing Barbara Brown in the film “Charlie’s Angels” (1980), among numerous other roles.

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Where is Joanna Pettet Today?

Joanna Pettet retired from acting at the end of the ‘80s, and from then on focused on her personal life; her son Damien Zachary Cord fell into a coma in 1995 when he was just 26 years old, and later died. She was also a carer of her friend and colleague Alan Bates who died in 2003.

Since then, she has been away from the media, living a simple life in Tujunga, California, USA.

Joanna Pettet Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Joanna Jane Salmon on the 16th November 1942, in Westminster, London, England, she is the daughter of Harold Nigel Edgerton Salmon, who was a Royal Air Force pilot killed in the Second World War, and Cecily J. Tremaine. Her mother later remarried and moved to Montreal, Canada, where Joanna spent her childhood and adopted the surname of her stepfather, Pettet.

Joanna Pettet

For her education, Joanna studied acting at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse.

Career Beginnings

Joanna’s on-screen debut came in 1964 in the TV series “Route 66”; though a minor role, it was enough in her portfolio to secure the role of Judy Lloyd in the daytime soap opera “The Doctors” (1965). The following year she was cast in the role of Yvonne Barlow in the TV series “Dr. Kildare”, and then featured in the award-winning film “The Night of the Generals”, with Omar Sharif, Peter O’Toole and Tom Courtney in the lead roles.

Rise to Prominence

Joanna enjoyed her best years in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s; before the decade ended she’d starred in the spy comedy “Casino Royale”, a James Bond spoof in which she shared the screen with Peter Sellers, David Niven, and Ursula Andress. The same year, she starred in the crime-drama film “Robbery”, next to Stanley Baker and James Booth, while in 1969 she starred in the comedy film “The Best House in London”. Her next noteworthy role was in the sports drama film “Footsteps” (1972), and in 1973, she appeared in the western drama television film “Pioneer Woman”.

Career Decline and Retirement

In the second half of the ‘70s Joanna’s career started declining, and she couldn’t secure anymore leading roles. Nevertheless, she remained a an actress throughout the ‘80s, but except for playing Mindy Jordache in the film “Double Exposure”, and Desdemona in the film “Black Commando”, both in 1982, she didn’t have any notable roles. Before her career ended, Joanna was Monica in the historical drama film “Sweet Country” (1987), and had the role of Dr. Fletcher in the film “Terror in Paradise” (1990).

Joanna Pettet Net Worth

Joanna retired from acting almost 30 years ago, but people still remember her from various series and films, all of which contributed to her wealth. So, just how rich Joanna Pettet is, as of mid- 2019? Since she retired from acting, her source(s) of income haven’t been evident, so the estimation is that Joanna’s net worth is over $1 million.

Joanna Pettet Personal Life, Marriage, Children, Relationships

To speak of her personal life, Joanna hasn’t been very open when it comes to sharing details from her own life, but quite a few details have been made available. Joanna was married to American actor Alex Cord for 21 years, from 1969 until 1989.

She gave birth to her only child, Damien Zach Chord, a few months after the wedding ceremony, but his true father was actor Terence Stam; her son died after a heroin overdose in 1995. Following her divorce, Joanna hasn’t remarried, and now lives away from the media.

One more interesting fact about Joanna is known; she was a close friend of Sharon Tate, and on the tragic night when the Charles Manson and his followers killed Tate, she and Sharon were together in the afternoon, however, Joanna left some time before the arrival of Tate’s killers.

Joanna got her place in the newest film by Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”, and was portrayed by Rumer Willis. Unfortunately for her fans, Joanna isn’t active on any of the social media networks.

Joanna Pettet Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Joanna was one of the most beautiful actresses of her time, and most of her roles she secured thanks to her beauty. Now, do you know how tall she is and how much she weighs? Well, Joanna stands at 5ft 7ins, (1.7m), weighs about 126lbs (57kgs), and vital statistics of 35-24-33, bra size 36B. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

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  1. Sheryl King Reply

    Watching Joanna now in episode 3, season 1 of “Night Gallery.” I wondered what had happend to her. I hope she is well. So sorry to hear about her son. She is a very pretty lady, and I imagine she is is still pretty in her senior years.

  2. I watched Pioneer Woman today. Didn’t know Joanna was playing in it. I always thought she was/is a beautiful lady. I

  3. It’s sad to not see her now. I imagine she’s ok but she has endured some very tough times in her life. It would be nice to hear she met and nice person to share her life with. We all get old with me at 72 and I so my looks are going away. I hope she just accepts how she looks now because people who liked her and recognized her situation would just enjoy seeing how she’s doing and if she still can show her pretty smile. It’s funny how you can feel for someone you don’t know but I truly hope with time she was able to truly enjoy life and feel safe, happy and can still laugh about fun times in her past. Nice lady!

  4. I loved her in the movie “the evil” with Andrew Prine and Richard Crenna

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