Celebs Who've Played Jackie O

Guess who’s portrayed the iconic First Lady.
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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes stars with Greg Kinnear in the controversial eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, premiering on ReelzChannel on April 3. Historians given early scripts to review have criticized the show (created by 24 executive producer Joel Surnow) for its tough take on the fabled clan.

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Blair Brown

Brown (Fringe, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd) starred opposite Martin Sheen (later to play a fictional U.S. president in The West Wing) in the 1983 NBC miniseries Kennedy.

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Jeanne Tripplehorn

The Big Love star played the batty Beales mother and daughter’s concerned relative in HBO’s Grey Gardens, 2009.
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Jaclyn Smith

The Charlie’s Angels star brought Jackie’s early years as a photojournalist to life in the 1981 ABC TV move Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
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Jacqueline Bisset

One incomparable Jackie portrays another in the 2003 film America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story.
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Jill Hennessy

The Crossing Jordan star headed up the cast of Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot on NBC in 2001.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar

The Buffy star played teenage Jacqueline in the 1991 NBC miniseries A Woman Named Jackie.
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Stephanie Romanov

Model-turned-actress Romanov played the First Lady in Thirteen Days, a Kevin Costner film about the Cuban missile crisis. (Costner played top Kennedy aide Kenneth O’Donnell in the 2000 film.)
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Francesca Annis

Period-drama perennial Annis (Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Return to Cranford) took a 20th century turn in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, a 1988 ABC TV movie which also starred Raul Julia and Jane Seymour (as Maria Callas).

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Emily VanCamp

The Brothers and Sisters star portrayed Jackie at the tender age of 13 in the 2000 CBS TV movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
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Joanne Whalley

Walley, who played Jacqueline as an adult in the 2000 CBS TV movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, played a much different sixties icon in her role as British party girl Christine Keeler in Scandal. Watch for her in Showtime’s The Borgias.


Christine Rose

Rose (How I Met Your Mother, Heroes) played Jackie more than 30 years ago in the 1977 ABC TV movie The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Roma Downey

Touched by an Angel's Roma Downey played the First Lady in the 1991 NBC miniseries A Woman Named Jackie; Stephen Collins (No Ordinary Family, Private Practice) costarred.


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