Biography

Blonde, British-born leading lady Joanna Pettet was raised in Canada and studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. Along with several other promising young actresses, Pettet made her movie debut in the 1966 filmization of Mary McCarthy's The Group. While most of that film's cast went on to dramatic or character roles, Pettet gravitated to sexpot characters, notably silky secret agent Mata Bond (the illegitimate daughter of Mata Hari and James Bond!) in Casino Royale (1967). Joanna Pettet's many TV-movie credits include The Weekend Nun (1972) and The Return of Frank Cannon (1980). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi