Jill Ireland and Adoption

Photo of Jill as Marion Starett and Christopher Shea as her son, Joey, from the short lived television series Shane. 1966


1936 – 1990


Jill Dorothy Ireland was known for her roles in the movies she acted with husband, Charles Bronson in Hard Times and From Noon til Three.

Ireland was also an author of two books – Life Wish and Life Line. The latter book was written regarding the struggle she went through to rehabilitate her drug addicted son, Jason, prior to his death.

Shehad 3 sons with David McCallum, one of them adopted. The adopted son, Jason McCallum,died of an accidental drug overdose in 1989. She had one daughter with Charles Bronson.

Ireland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984 and underwent a mastectomy. She never got to complete her third book before her death.