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Joanne Whalley Biography

Birth Name:
Joanne Whalley
Birth Place:
Salford, Manchester, England

Fast Facts

  • 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


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