Notable for her roles in the French-language films Les Aventuriers (1967) and De l'Amour (1964) and in the 1968 British movie Boom!, she is perhaps most famous as the wife of the acclaimed American film actor Sidney Poitier.In the late 1960s, she appeared in three films directed by Oscar winner Robert Enrico.She and her husband acted together in the 1969 feature The Lost Man, sharing the screen with Al Freeman, Jr.BEFORE FAME
She began her entertainment career as a Paris-based fashion model.PERSONAL LIFE
Born in Nova Scotia, she grew up in Quebec as the daughter of an Irish-Canadian mother and a Jewish-Lithuanian father. Her marriage to Poitier began in the mid-1970s and produced daughters named Sydney Tamiia and Anika.FUN FACTS
Movie actress Joanna Shimkus were born on Saturday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 296 days until Joanna Shimkus next birthday.