Distance makes no difference with love — The complete Teri McQueen interview

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Steve McQueen, clad in buckskin from nearly head to toe, eats peaches outside a general store and learns how to read as titular cowboy “Nevada Smith,” ultimately released on June 10, 1966. Image Credit: Paramount Pictures
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Teri McQueen and eldest son Patrick Sommars celebrate grandson Aiden Sommars’ first birthday on May 7, 2013, in Moreno Valley, California. McQueen is the long-lost half sister of Hollywood tough guy Steve McQueen. Photography by Kelly Ward

The Complete Teri McQueen Interview

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As a precocious nine-year-old child circa 1949, Teri McQueen experiences a rare happy moment during her childhood spent in Orofino, Idaho, years before she knew that she was the half-sister of legendary Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. Image courtesy of Teri McQueen
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William Terrence McQueen (right) poses with a friend in Calcutta, India, circa 1920. William was the father of the King of Cool, Steve McQueen. Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / The Teri McQueen Collection
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An undated Western Union birthday telegram from William Terrence McQueen (1907–1958) to his daughter, Teri. William’s son, Steve, who never met his half-sister, later became the legendary King of Cool. Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / The Teri McQueen Collection
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A sunglasses clad, cigarette-wielding Steve McQueen kills time by riding a motorcycle in between filming scenes of “Bullitt” circa April 1968. Photography by Barry Feinstein
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A headshot of William Terrence McQueen dated September 20, 1937. McQueen was a 30-year-old Merchant Marine at the time with a seven-year-old son named Steve McQueen, who would ultimately become the King of Cool. Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center
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A pretty portrait of Alma Doris Moody, who gave birth to Teri McQueen on May 5, 1940. William Terrence McQueen, the father of acting legend Steve McQueen, called her the woman who got away. Alma would have been Steve’s step-mother. Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / The Teri McQueen Collection
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The classically gorgeous Teri Carol McQueen briefly encounters the boulevard of broken promises in a Hollywood glamour shot circa 1964. Teri was confirmed by journalist Marshall Terrill to be the half-sister of legendary actor Steve McQueen in 2010. Image courtesy of Teri McQueen
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Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando share a light-hearted moment during filming of “The Chase,” released on February 17, 1966. This underrated indictment of violence in American society was directed by Arthur Penn of later “Bonnie and Clyde” fame. Image Credit: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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An acting head shot of Teri Carol McQueen taken circa 1963. Teri was confirmed by journalist Marshall Terrill to be the half-sister of legendary actor Steve McQueen in 2010. She sadly never met her famous sibling. Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / The Teri McQueen Collection
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Teri McQueen, half-sister of the King of Cool, and her children are special guests at the Steve McQueen Days Festival in the star’s boyhood home of Slater, Missouri, on April 30, 2011. L to R: Dale Houseman, Antonette Sampino, McQueen, and Patrick Sommars. Photography by Marshall Terrill
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Award-winning biographer-Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill poses in an evocative late September 2012 photo taken in Hamburg by noted German photographer Steven Haberland, who used a vintage 1920s era camera. Photography by Steven Haberland / Courtesy of Marshall Terrill
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A candid from “The Great Escape” is the cover of “Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon,” a mammoth biography by Marshall Terrill released on October 1, 2010. The tome expands Terrill’s debut 1993 book, “Portrait of an American Rebel.” Image courtesy of Marshall Terrill / Triumph Books
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Steve McQueen’s highly respected stuntman Loren Janes meets Teri McQueen and her children at the Steve McQueen Days Festival in Slater, Missouri, on April 30, 2011. L to R: Dale Houseman, Antonette Sampino, Janes, McQueen, and Patrick Sommars. Photography by Adrienne McQueen
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Incredibly trim and buff at age 43, a shirtless Steve McQueen portrays determined French safecracker Henri “Papillon” Charriere, complete with butterfly tattoo. “Papillon” became a box office blockbuster when released on December 16, 1973. Image Credit: Allied Artists International
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Teri McQueen, the long-lost half sister of stoic screen hero Steve McQueen, presents a winning smile during her 70th year in 2010. Image courtesy of Teri McQueen

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