Susan Backlinie was born on September 1, 1946 in Ventura, California, USA as Susan Jane Swindall. She is known for her work on Jaws (1975), 1941 (1979) and Day of the Animals (1977). She is married to William Seale. She was previously married to Monty Cox.
Ms. Backlinie is the swimmer in the opening scene who becomes the first victim of the shark in Jaws (1975). She later spoofed this scene in Spielberg’s 1941 (1979) but encounters a Japanese sub instead of a toothy fish.