Jess Walton is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the late 1960s, debuting on the TV show The Guns of Will Sonnett. In 1970, she made her film debut with a small role in The Strawberry Statement. The rest of the ’70s saw her make guest appearances on television, as well as starred in a couple of TV films. Her first starring role on the small screen came in the ’80s — as Kelly Harper in the CBS soap opera Capitol. Afterward, she started starring as Jill Abbott in the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, which she still stars in up to present.