Original Jaws victim seen with walking stick on films 47th anniversary

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Its an opening scene that no one will ever forget.

Actress Susan Backlinie left audiences in complete terror when she was eaten alive by a great white shark in the first instalment of Steven Spielberg's horror masterpiece, Jaws when she was just 28 years old.

The now 75-year-old has recently been spotted running errands in Ventura, California, ahead of the 47th anniversary of the Steven Spielberg classic film.

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Pictures showed her with a shopping bag and and water bottle while wearing shorts, a hoodie and walking down the road with a walking stick.

Backlinie is due to appear in court in November after being arrested and charged with battery, Daily Mail reported.

According to public records, the former actress, who is listed under her marital name of Susan Swindall, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Jaws actress now spends her days on a houseboat.

It looks strangely similar to the vessel that was used to hunt down the great white shark off the coast of Amity Island, a fictional New York coastal town the Daily Mail reported.

In the famous scene to simulate the attack, director Spielberg reportedly attached a rope harness with 300-pound weights attached to then 28-year-old Backlinie’s body, and would have the crew yank on it while she was in the water.

Her surprised reaction was genuine as she didn’t know when the tug was coming, Radar Online reported.

Prior to her appearance in Jaws, Backlinie worked as a stunt woman as well as an animal trainer.

In another claim to fame, she also owned the same bear whose growls were used as the voice of Chewbacca in Star Wars.


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