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Overview (4)

Born in Edgware, London, England, UK
Birth NameJane March Horwood
Nickname The Sinner From Pinner
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

March was born Jane March Horwood in Edgware, London. Her father, Bernard Horwood, is a secondary school teacher of English and Spanish ancestry. Her mother, Jean, is Vietnamese and Chinese. March has one brother.

At age 14, March won a local "Become a Model" contest. She signed with Storm Model Management and began working as a print model using her middle name March, which was also her birth month.

After being spotted on the cover of Just Seventeen by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, she was chosen to play the female lead in his film The Lover (1992), based on a semi autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.

Two years after The Lover (1992), she co-starred with Bruce Willis in the erotic thriller Color of Night (1994), directed by Richard Rush. She later said, "I didn't like the script at all, but it was a Bruce Willis film and I wasn't going to turn it down".

While Color of Night (1994) was in production, March began dating the film's co-producer Carmine Zozzora. The couple married in June 1993 in an 11-minute ceremony at which Bruce Willis was the best man and Demi Moore was the maid of honor. They separated in 1997 and finally divorced in 2001.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (1)

Carmine Zozzora (14 June 1993 - 2001) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

Has a brother named Jason (b. 1970).
Her father is English of Spanish descent and her mother is Vietnamese/ Chinese.
Is the new spokesmodel of Chopard jewelry. [2004]
After the release of The Lover (1992), Jane was quickly dubbed 'The Sinner from Pinner'. The nickname remained for many years because The Lover (1992) at the time was considered to be quite a shocking film. Pinner was the staid London suburb where she grew up.
Model and actress.
Her father Bernard Horwood is a teacher in design and technology at a secondary school.
Her mother's name is Jean.
While filming Color of Night (1994), opposite Bruce Willis, she fell in love with one of the film's producers, Carmine Zozzora. Just two months after their first date, he proposed on May 6, 1993 and they flew by private jet to Lake Tahoe, marrying in the Dream-Maker wedding chapel on June 14. She was only 20, he was 35 and a Hollywood millionaire hotshot. They were married in a hurry during an 8-hour break from filming Color of Night (1994). March wore a white t-shirt and jeans at the 11-minute ceremony. Friends Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were the witnesses; Willis was also the best man and Moore was maid of honor. Instead of having a honeymoon, March went back to filming Color of Night (1994). Besides being a producer on the film, Zozzora was also the head of Bruce Willis' production company Flying Heart. After they were married, Zozzora put March in another film, the 1996 spy thriller Provocateur (1998) for which he was executive producer. After a whirlwind marriage, the two separated in 1997 and finally divorced in 2001.
Used five body doubles for her love scenes in The Lover (1992), while co-star Tony Ka Fai Leung used only two body doubles.
Auditioned for the film The Lover (1992) in Paris on her 17th birthday. Was 18 years old when she shot the film, and 19 when it was released in Britain in 1992. She was hired by French film director Jean-Jacques Annaud who, on his search for an actress to play the film's lead, liked her look when Annaud's wife Laurence first spotted March's picture on the cover of Just Seventeen magazine. Prior to this film, March had no acting experience but was already a top model at the time of her motion-picture debut, having modeled for fashion magazines and on television since she was 15.
March's parents, living in Pinner, England, were unaware she was marrying Carmine Zozzora. Her parents had never met Zozzora, a millionaire Hollywood producer and 15 years March's senior, and only learned about him and her marriage when March telephoned them.
[6 May 1993] Engaged to Carmine Zozzora.
Is great friends with The Lover (1992) director Jean-Jacques Annaud. However, this was not always so. When The Lover (1992) was released, false rumours of her having real love scenes with co-star Tony Ka Fai Leung circulated, and she felt abandoned and exploited by Annaud for never putting an end to the speculation, which even fueled the rumours and gained huge publicity for the film. This led to March having a nervous breakdown, in which the producer of The Lover (1992) recognised what was happening and sent her to the Seychelles for a week. March never spoke to Annaud for 10 years, until his apology to her in 2003.
Maxim magazine named her sex scenes in Color of Night (1994) as the best sex scenes ever in film history.
Was a successful model as a teenager. Won a "Become a Model" contest when she was 14. At age 15 she decided to try modeling despite being 5'2" (1.57m) and was landing magazine assignments.

Personal Quotes (2)

[Referring to The Lover (1992) rumours]: "The suggestion that I'd slept with Tony Ka Fai Leung on set was a disgusting allegation. Jean-Jacques Annaud had a lot to do with that - he was trying to promote the film. Now, I would handle things very differently, but back then - when I was in the middle of it, and a kid, really - it was very, very hard. I felt exploited by him. He never dispelled the rumours. He would walk into a room and be ambiguous, which ignited the fire. Everywhere I went in the world, the rumour followed me. After that, Jean-Jacques Annaud and I lost contact for a number of years."
[on modelling]: "I was very ambitious. It all started because my first boyfriend dumped me when I was 14. I'd always wanted to be a model and thought, 'Right, he's going to see me everywhere.' I was relentless in my pursuit of modelling. It was revenge."

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