Ann Turkel Movies and Career Information
Jul 16, 1946
New York City
Ann Kathryn Turkel (born July 16, 1946 in New York, New York, United States) is an American actress and model. Turkel studied at the Musical Theatre Academy. She was photographed for American Vogue. Patrick Lichfield captured images of her on location in England, the Bahamas and Sardinia during the early seventies and included them in his 1981 book The Most Beautiful Women. She has starred in television film, her first major roles occurring in the 1974 film 99 and 44/100% Dead and 1976's The Cassandra Crossing, both alongside her future husband Richard Harris; they were divorced in 1982. Despite their divorce she and Harris remained good friends and when Harris died in 2002 Turkel was so saddened and called him a mentor and good friend. She portrayed comic strip heroine Modesty Blaise in a 1982 TV pilot. She also was notable for starring in two films with Jack Palance, a popular star in westerns at the time. Those movies were God's Gun in 1976 and Portrait of a Hit Man in 1977.