Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: Z


Zadora, Pia
Born 4 May 1954  (Hoboken, New Jersey, USA)
Child star actress, who later went into modelling and singing.
[Picture of Pia Zadora]


Zambada García, Ismael
Born 1 January 1948  (Sinaloa, Mexico)
Mexican drug lord of the Sinaloa cartel.
[Picture of Ismael Zambada García]


Zátopková, Dana
Born 19 September 1922  (Karviná-Fryštát, Czech Republic)
Olympic javelin champion at the 1952 Olympics in Melbourne. Widow of the legendary distance runner Emil Zátopek.
[Picture of Dana Zátopková]


Zeffirelli, Franco
Born 12 February 1923  (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Italian film director, famous for the films 'Jesus of Nazareth' & 'Tea with Mussolini'. Awarded an honorary British knighthood in 1999. Born Gianfranco Corsi.
[Picture of Franco Zeffirelli]


Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory
Date and place of birth unknown
Neo-pagan priestess and poet.
[Picture of Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart]


Zellweger, Renée
Born 25 April 1969  (Katy, Texas, USA)
Texan actress, best known for playing the distinctly British Bridget Jones in the two films.
[Picture of Renée Zellweger]


Zemin, Jiang
Born 17 August 1926  (Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China)
Former Chinese President (1993-2003) & General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party
[Picture of Jiang Zemin]


Zenawi, Meles (Died in 2012)
Born 8 May 1955  (Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia)
Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 1995.
[Picture of Meles Zenawi]


Zenden, Bolo
Born 15 August 1976  (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Journeyman Dutch footballer. Has played for PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Olympique Marseille and Sunderland AFC.
[Picture of Bolo Zenden]


Ziesmer, Jerry
Born 31 May 1939  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
American assistant film director on over 50 films but forever known for his acting role in 'Apocalypse Now', instructing Martin Sheen to "terminate...with extreme prejudice".
[Picture of Jerry Ziesmer]


Zimbalist, Jr., Efrem
Born 30 November 1918  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor who rose to prominence during the late 1950s as Stuart Bailey in the TV series '77 Sunset Strip'. He also appeared in the long-running 'The FBI' and various films, including "Hot Shots!". He has recently been promoting his latest book: the curiously titled autobiography 'My Dinner of Herbs'.
[Picture of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.]


Ziskin, Laura Laura Ziskin is no longer with us
Born 3 March 1950  (San Fernando Valley, California, USA)

Died 12 June 2011  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Film producer of hits such as 'Pretty Woman' and the Spider-Man trilogy.
[Picture of Laura Ziskin]


Zohn, Ethan
Born 12 November 1973  (Lexington, Massachusetts, USA)
Winner of the US reality series 'Survivor: Africa' in 2001.
[Picture of Ethan Zohn]

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