Feb. 27th, 1968
Jacqueline Collen's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
While television audiences can see her in first-run syndication
in "Sinbad" this fall, Jacqueline will also appear in the independent
motion picture "Baton Rouge", an ensemble drama shot on location
in Louisiana. Guided by writer and first-time director Brad Sanders,
the project is a film noir depiction of relationships and how
people's lives can become completely twisted by jealousy.
Jacqueline's childhood was marked by contrasts: born on Fort Ord
army base in Monterey, California, spending her formative years
in Orange County, California, then moving to a "non-working
horse ranch" in Woodland Park, Colorado at age nine.
Single-handedly, Jacqueline boarded horses, spent quality time in the
woods and became a lifelong animal lover in the company of dogs, cats,
rabbits, birds, pet rats, hermit crabs, horses, cows and many others.
Owing to her height ( 5'9" by age twelve) and avoidance of
social cliques, Jacqueline recalls being "the most unpopular
kid in school." Uninterested in acting, she nonetheless
enjoyed singing in such musicals as The King and I, The
Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady and also tested her pipes
in state choral competitions.
A short-term photographic memory allowed Jacqueline to graduate
as a junior, with straight A's, and a full scholarship paved her
way to the University of Northern Colorado. Having worked for
a veterinarian as a teenager, she struggled between studying music
and veterinary medicine. Her struggle was short. After one semester
she found herself bored with the curriculum and quit.
The gawky, too-tall adolescent had, by now, fully bloomed, and
Jacqueline was soon discovered in Denver by a modeling scout and
whisked away to Paris a week later. Within a year her image could
be found in nearly every major French and German magazine. A
broken heart led her to New York, where she also appeared in Cosmopolitan,
Elle, Mademoiselle, Glamour and other leading publications.
Jacqueline gave up her modeling career when she married Def Leppard
guitarist Phil Collen. The couple had a son, Rory, in 1990.
A year later, she decided to begin working again and acting seemed
a natural progression.
Jacqueline divorced in 1995. A single mother, she currently lives
in Los Angeles with her son, three dogs, and two cats.
- Gave birth to her daughter Antonia Grace Tarrolly on Nov 20th 2005. It is her second child, she has Rory a son from a previous marriage. It is her husband Dean Tarrolly's first child.
- Ex-wife of Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.
- In 2001 with her fledgling company Medieval, she created Toad Stool Farm Art, where she sells her own original artwork.
- She's a vegetarian, as is her son Rory (b. 1990) - since birth in his case.
- Is expecting her first daughter with husband Dean Tarrolly in November 2005.
- Toadstool Farm is where she sells and breeds horses.
- (1999) Founded "Medieval" Bath & Beauty Products
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