Jill Esmond (Jill Esmond-Moore)
BiographyLondon, England, UK
Jill Esmond was born on January 26, 1908 in London, England, UK. She was 23-years-old when she first came to prominence when she first appeared in The Skin Game (1931) in 1931. Once Jill got in the groove, she kept up a steady pace. Three more films followed in 1931 and five more came her way the following year. One of the films of note was State's Attorney (1932), where Jill played "Lillian Ulrich". She had married Laurence Olivier in 1930 and that might have explained her absence from the silver screen between 1934 and 1941, due to her marital obligations. Read more... her divorce from Olivier in 1940, Jill returned to filming with Random Harvest (1942) in 1942. Five films followed that year, but it wasn't quite the same as the schedule she kept in the early 30s. Jill's final film came in 1955 in A Man Called Peter (1955). She was 82-years-old when she died on July 28, 1990 in London.