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  • Studied at England's Royal Court Theatre.
  • In the late 1970s was part of a punk band called the SlowGuns, and in the early 1980s was lead singer of a girl group called Cindy & the Saffrons.
  • Made her feature-film debut as a groupie in 1982's Pink Floyd: The Wall.
  • Appeared in two films with ex-husband Val Kilmer: Willow (1988) and Kill Me Again (1989).
  • Played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1994 Gone With the Wind TV-sequel Scarlett.
  • Has played a number of real-life personalities, including Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Christine Keeler, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Has stated that she's a fan of the films of Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Rita Hayworth.


  • Jack Kilmer — Son
  • Jack Whalley — Father
  • Val Kilmer — Ex-husband
  • Mercedes Kilmer — Daughter


  • Birth Name: Joanne Whalley
  • Birth Place: Salford, Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor

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