Classic TV Beauties (1960s-1980s)

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Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith was born Jaclyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered a chance to star in a new pilot for a planned television series...
“ Charlie's Angels ” - BatBanks
 
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Suzanne Pleshette
Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show. For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978...
“ The Bob Newhart Show ” - BatBanks
 
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“ Wonder Woman ” - BatBanks
 
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Donna Dixon
Actress, Wayne's World
Donna was raised in Lorton, Virginia, where her father owned the local nightclub, "Hillbilly Heaven". She was working as a model and attending college when she landed her first regular role on TV's Bosom Buddies. While filming Doctor Detroit, she met and married co-star Dan Aykroyd. She has since fluctuated between TV and film work, frequently appearing with her husband.
“ Bosom Buddies ” - BatBanks
 
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“ The Fall Guy ” - BatBanks
 
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Linda Evans
Actress, Dynasty
“ The Big Valley ” - BatBanks
 
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Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, went on and become one of America's most endearing and enduring actresses. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. Eden would go on to study at San Francisco's City College as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre...
“ I Dream of Jeannie ” - BatBanks
 
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Anne Francis
Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers model at age 6(!) and swiftly moved into radio soap work and television in New York...
“ Honey West ” - BatBanks
 
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Pat Priest
Actress, The Munsters
This sweet, wholesome, porcelain-skinned beauty was your typical bouffant blonde of the early-to-mid 1960s. She was picture perfect, whether romping along the coast of Malibu Beach in a bikini or peering over a white picket fence as the girl-next-door. Pat Priest was born Patricia Ann Priest on August 15...
“ The Munsters ” - BatBanks
 
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Diahann Carroll
Actress, Julia
One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
“ Julia ” - BatBanks
 
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Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families...
“ Green Acres ” - BatBanks
 
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Sally Field
Actress, Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ Gidget/The Flying Nun ” - BatBanks
 
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Joan Van Ark
Actress, Knots Landing
Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing. Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater in Moliere's "The Miser"...
“ Dallas/Knots Landing ” - BatBanks
 
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“ Cheers ” - BatBanks
 
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Morgan Fairchild
Actress, The Seduction
This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report in class...
“ Falcon Crest/Flamingo Road ” - BatBanks
 
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“ Dallas ” - BatBanks
 
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Stefanie Powers
Actress, Hart to Hart
Stefanie Powers, a graduate of Hollywood High, is a veteran of over 200 television appearances as well as the star of ABC's '80s hit Hart to Hart. At the early age of 15, Stefanie was signed to a movie deal with Columbia Pictures and labeled as one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in America...
“ Hart to Hart/The Girl from U.N.C.L.E ” - BatBanks
 
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Lee Meriwether
Actress, Barnaby Jones
Today, sexy Lee Mereiwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel and Land Of The Giants. Firstly Batman: The Movie, in this she played both evil Catwoman and not-so-evil Kitka who has a romance with Bruce Wayne (Adam West)...
“ Barnaby Jones/The Time Tunnel ” - BatBanks
 
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Angie Dickinson
Actress, Police Woman
Angie Dickinson was born in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka (Hehr) and Leo Henry Brown, a newspaper editor and publisher of The Kulm Messenger. Her parents were both of German descent, with the family surname originally being "Braun"(which in German is pronounced as brown). The family left North Dakota in 1942...
“ Police Woman ” - BatBanks
 
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Valerie Bertinelli
The only daughter of a General Motors executive, Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised with one older and two younger brothers. The family traveled through so many cities that she still calls herself a "GM brat". At fourteen, Bertinelli got the idea she would like to do some acting...
“ One Day At A Time ” - BatBanks
 
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Donna Douglas
An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies, Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty contests, all within the span of a few years...
“ The Beverly Hillbillies ” - BatBanks
 
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Barbara Parkins
Actress, Peyton Place
Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls. After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as Wagon Train and Perry Mason...
“ Peyton Place ” - BatBanks
 
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Nichelle Nichols
Actress, Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The Blacks" and "Kicks and Company"...
“ Star Trek ” - BatBanks
 
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Yvonne Craig
Actress, Batman
Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing...
“ Batman ” - BatBanks
 
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Dawn Wells
A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented her from realizing the dream. Despite this, she did become Miss Nevada and was in the 1960 Miss America pageant. Wells majored in drama during her collegiate years (she was originally going...
“ Gilligan's Island ” - BatBanks
 
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Sally Struthers
Cute as a button and with a petite, porcelain prettiness and vulnerability that endeared her to the American public, Sally Struthers nabbed a series role in the early 1970s and became a solid part of TV history as a member of a dysfunctional family quartet in the milestone sitcom, All in the Family. She was born Sally Ann Struthers on July 28...
“ All in the Family ” - BatBanks
 
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“ Hill Street Blues ” - BatBanks
 
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Julia Duffy
Actress, Newhart
“ Newhart ” - BatBanks
 
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Markie Post
Actress, Night Court
Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die, E! True Hollywood Story and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl...
“ Night Court ” - BatBanks
 
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Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
“ The Cosby Show ” - BatBanks
 
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Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 1981)...
“ Married with Children ” - BatBanks
 
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Donna Mills
Actress, Knots Landing
Donna Mills was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was an oil executive and her mother was a dance instructor. Donna studied ballet throughout her teens. After spending a year studying drama at the University of Illinois, she made her way to New York, where she landed an understudy role in Woody Allen's play...
“ Knots Landing ” - BatBanks
 
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Pamela Hensley
Actress, Matt Houston
Pamela Gail Hensley was born on October 3, 1950 in Glendale, California, and is one of those rare screen stars who grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. Her father still maintains a thriving veterinary practice on Coldwater Canyon, where his patients include Pamela's Persian cats, "Hot Tin" and "Roof"...
“ Matt Houston ” - BatBanks
 
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“ T.J. Hooker/Dynasty ” - BatBanks
 
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Pam Dawber
Actress, Mork & Mindy
Actress, Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit, where she was attending Oakland Community College...
“ Mork & Mindy ” - BatBanks
 
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Lindsay Wagner
Lindsay Wagner makes little distinction between her life as an actress, advocate, mother or author. What unites these various parts is a commitment through her work and her personal life to exploring and advancing human potential. Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase...
“ The Bionic Woman ” - BatBanks
 
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“ Charlie's Angels ” - BatBanks
 
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Loni Anderson
A buxom, be-dimpled, pert-nosed knockout, Loni Anderson took an assured place on one of the television sex symbol pedestals during the late 1970s and early 1980s. A breakout hit in her Emmy-nominated role as Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, she later became a soap-styled fixture in mini-movies...
“ WKRP In Cincinnati ” - BatBanks
 
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Suzanne Somers
Actress, Step by Step
Suzanne Somers is the third of four children born to Frank and Marion Mahoney. Her father worked loading beer onto boxcars, and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up living in constant fear of being hurt or even killed at the hands of her verbally and physically abusive alcoholic father. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was young...
“ Three's Company ” - BatBanks
 
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Lori Saunders
Striking brunette Lori Saunders managed to capitalize on her sunny, daisy-fresh beauty during CBS-TV's famous 1960s "rural age", an era in which the network churned out a connected trio of bucolic hit shows -- The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. As the studious, slightly ditzy middle daughter...
“ Petticoat Junction ” - BatBanks
 
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Lori Loughlin
Actress, Full House
Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements...
“ Full House ” - BatBanks
 
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Victoria Principal
Actress, Dallas
Victoria Principal is the elder of two daughters born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Principal. Her paternal grandparents were Italian, while her mother's family was from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina. Her father, a United States Air Force sergeant, was often transferred to different duty stations...
“ Dallas ” - BatBanks
 
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Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
“ Bewitched ” - BatBanks
 
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Farrah Fawcett
Actress, Logan's Run
Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Alice (Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts program. She attended University of Texas in Austin...
“ Charlie's Angels ” - BatBanks
 
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Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg is an English actress. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle...
“ The Avengers ” - BatBanks