Jocelyn (Jackie) Lane

Jocelyn (Jackie) Lane (Wikipedia)

Jocelyn Lane is one of the most stunningly beautiful, and overlooked, actresses to grace the screen.

Born Jocelyn Bolton in London in 1939, she was the younger sister of Mara Lane, who was considered one of the most beautiful models in the UK during the early 1950s.

Either because, or in spite of, her glamorous older sister, Jocelyn had established herself as a popular model and cover girl by the time she was 18, using the stage name Jackie Lane.

During this period she kept extremely busy as a cover girl, appearing on hundreds of magazine covers around the world. Jackie was not above fibbing about her age; in a 1957 photo pictorial by Russ Meyer in “Modern Man”, the 20-year-old Jackie is referred to as “Mara’s 18-year-old

“. Soon Mara became yesterday’s news and Jackie’s extraordinary beauty found her heralded as the “British Bardot”.

Her movie roles during this period are international, and often confused with those of Jackie Lane, who played Dorothea “Dodo” Chaplet opposite William Hartnell‘s Doctor Who during part of 1966.

Our Jackie moved to Hollywood in the mid-1960s, and began using her birth name, perhaps to avoid confusion with the “other” Jackie Lane who remained in England.

There seems to have been some trouble getting the new name to stick. In the October 4, 1964, “Life” magazine, where she was the feature model in the article “The End of [Hollywood’s] Great Girl Drought”, she is already billed as Jocelyn Lane.

Yet early publicity for the Elvis Presley musical Tickle Me (1965) still refers to her as Jackie, as does her January 1966 cover photo on “Popular Photography” magazine.

Although Jocelyn feigned a convincing American accent, her aloof, haughty screen persona did not endear her to US audiences, despite several showy leading roles in popular B-films.

She retired from the screen in the early 1970s, ultimately marrying Spanish royalty. However, she remains in the memory, literally becoming a fixture of her cinematic times.

One image of her, used on the poster of her filmHell’s Belles (1969), features a ground-level shot of the 32-year old-Jocelyn (looking all of 22) in a black leather miniskirt and boots, staring haughtily at the camera, has become an icon of 1960s pop culture.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: H. David Schleicher

The above IMDB entry can also be accessed online here.

A link to Jocelyn Lane as one of Elvis Presley’s leading ladies can be accessed here.  


  1. Hi Liam,I think you are a bit confused about Jackie Lane’s films and TV series.There are two actresses by the same name.On all websites I’ve visited over the last years I see the same mistakes.The confusion of the Jackies…the one who did Dr.Who is not the one who did the Elvis movie…then also her year and place of birth are wrong.Jackie was born in 1939 in London and not in 1937 in Vienna….I know for sure because I live with her since 9 years.Mara sadly passed away three years ago. I think there must be only one source for Jackie Lane and this person got it wrong.And everybody else copies instead of doing own research…

    1. Thank you for your email Danny and greetings from the West of Ireland. Jocelyn Lane is one of my favourite actresses. I especialyy like the English films she made with Frankie Vaughan. Please give her my good wishes and tell her how much I ejoy her films.

  2. Hi Liam,sorry I didn’t see your answer to my mail.If you would like to discuss this and like some background information I’m willing to correspond with you.
    I have to tell you that I’m not an official representative of Princess von Hohenlohe (Jackie Lane),I’m her boyfriend and in a position to point out certain mistakes and can provide additional information as long as it isn’t intrusive.She is a very private person and leads a “retired” life…anyway I’m doing this because it is extremely upsetting for her every time she reads “all these crazy lies” as she calls it.I can provide information on some of the movies she made,and which photos depict her and which the other “Jackie Lane”.I could also tell you what she’s been up to the last couple of years in a general sort of way of course.
    Drop me a line if you’re interested.Danny.

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