Jane March is a print model who kicked off her modeling career at a tender age of 14. She was ushered into the glamorous life of being a model when she landed a deal to work for Storm Model Management after emerging the winner of ‘Become a Model’ competition. Jane also became immensely popular for portraying simulated sensual scenes in the 1992 Marguerite Duras’ romantic film, The Lover, as The Young Lover. She has further featured in many box office successes including Color of Night, and Tarzan and the Lost City. Get the lowdown of many interesting facts you didn’t know about the 5 feet 2 inches beauty below.
Jane March’s Bio
The confident actress was christened Jane March Horwood at birth by her parents, Bernard and Jean Horwood. She was born on 20th March 1973 in Edgware, London, England, United Kingdom. Her father who is of Spanish and English descent is a design and technology secondary school educator while her mother who is of Chinese and Vietnamese descent is a newsagent. She was brought up along with her brother, Jason who is a landscape designer in England.
For her academics, the beauteous actress is an alumna of Nower Hill High School situated in Pinner, North London. While in high school, she emerged victorious of a local modeling competition named Become a Model. She then signed on the dotted line with the reputable modeling agency, Storm Model Management and soon began appearing on the pages of many widely read magazines. Jane March is the current spokesmodel of Chopard Jewelry.
Following her appearance on the cover of March 1990 edition of Just Seventeen Magazine, French filmmaker Jean Jacques Annaud decided to give her the female lead role in his movie project. She rose to prominence by garnering mainstream attention with her motion picture debut after playing The Young Girl in the 1992 romantic movie, The Lover. The movie which was directed by Jean Jacques Annaud was a box office success despite getting mixed critical reviews. Jane March followed it up by starring in the 1994 romance thriller, Color of Night, sharing screen space with Bruce Willis and Ruben Blades.
The comely actress made her small screen debut in an episode of 2000 TV series, Relic Hunter in a role she was credited as Suzanne. Her confidence and demeanor heavily reflect her appeal and determination to succeed as her energetic aura, sensuality, and captivating smile won her massive fans and catapulted her popularity. Her last appearance on the big screen was in the 2014 movie, Film: The Movie where she appeared as Herself. Most of Jane March’s notable credits on the big screen includes Provocateur, Tarzan and the Lost City, and Clash of the Titans.
7 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About The Actress
1. Jane March’s Nervous Breakdown
Following her enactment of the simulated sensual scenes in the movie, The Lover, there was heavy speculation in the media that the sensual scenes were real which prompted her byname, The Sinner From Pinner. The scandal was so much that Jane March had a nervous breakdown and had to travel to Seychelles for a week in order to recover.
2. Her Feud With Jean Jacques Annaud
Having felt abused and neglected by the director of the movie, The Lover, Jean Jacques Annaud for not defending her by telling the truth that the sensual scenes in the aforementioned movie were not real in the wake of the scandal, Jane March stopped communicating with Jean. Meanwhile, the director of the movie didn’t tell the truth then in order for the movie to garner huge popularity. Following his apology ten years later, she forgave him and started communicating with him again.
3. The Reason Behind Her Modeling Career
Jane March ventured into modeling for revenge purpose so that her first boyfriend that dumped her when she was 14 years old could be seeing her all the time.
4. Her First Marriage
Jane March fell head over heels in love with one of the producers of the film, Color of Night, Carmine Zozzora. They got engaged on 6th May 1993 just two months after their first date and solemnized the union in Dream Maker Wedding Chapel, Lake Tahoe. The wedding which had Bruce Willis (best man) and Demi Moore (maid of honor) as witnesses was concluded in eleven minutes as it was held during the 8-hour break in the filming of Color of Night. They flew to the venue on a private jet.
5. Jane March is a Mother of One
Following her separation from her first husband, Carmine Zozzora, Jane March married another husband, Steven Waddington and shares a son with him.
6. Awards and Nominations
Jane March’s remarkable performance in the film, L’amant earned her the 1992 Bambi Awards Best Young Actress. Her other performances in the movie, Color of Night earned her many nominations including Razzie Awards and Stinkers Bad Movie Awards nominations.
7. Jane March’s Use of Body Double
During the movie production of The Lover, Jane March used five body doubles while her co-star Tony Ka Fai Leung used two body doubles.