Olivia Hussey is a beacon of light through her works on stage and off. She was chosen out of 800 actresses in London alone to play the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s film version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. She won a Golden Globe and the David di Donatello Award for her performance, and gained International recognition.
Olivia was reunited with Zeffirelli in the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth and Mary, mother of Jesus in 1977. She played the lead in Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 2003, a biographical film for which she was presented with a Character & Morality in Entertainment Award in May 2007. it had been her dream and wish to portray the role of Mother Teresa of Calcutta since she finished her role as the Virgin Mary. Also she is an author of her memoir, The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life After Romeo and Juliet, which was released on 31 July 2018.
Olivia has spent her life spreading goodness and light on screen and off and still does as an animal and human rights activist, amongst other things. The planet is lucky to have her as she is always a beacon of positivity and light to us all.