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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 February 1947Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stephanie Beacham was born on February 28, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Marked Personal (1973), The Colbys (1985) and The Nightcomers (1971). She was previously married to John McEnery.

Spouse (1)

John McEnery (19 May 1973 - 1978) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Natural auburn hair
Deep sultry British accent.

Trivia (14)

Completely deaf in one ear, partially in her other.
She was one of the judges on the final of the Miss Universe 1993 Pageant held in Mexico City, Mexico.
Has two daughters with John McEnery: Chloe McEnery and Phoebe McEnery.
Ex-sister-in-law of Peter McEnery, Julie Peasgood and photographer David McEnery.
In 1972, she posed for Playboy magazine, and later said that her only regret was the wig she wore. However, when the pictures were republished in the mid 1980s when Beacham was starring on The Colbys (1985), she lost a $1 million contract with a cosmetics company.
Spokesperson for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for Free Arts for Abused Children.
Studied ballet from the age of four.
Trained in mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she performed in such productions as "The Merchant of Venice" (as Portia) and "Twelfth Night" (as Maria).
Her mother developed chicken pox while pregnant with Stephanie. It is believed that this was the root of her partial deafness. She is associated with the Tinnitus Society of Great Britain.
Her brother, Richard Beacham, is eight years older than her. He lived in Malaysia and had an economic adviser for underdeveloped countries.
Parents are Alec and Joan Beacham; has two sisters, Di-Di and Jenny Beacham, and one brother, Richard Beacham.
Following a miscarriage that occurred as the result of an accident while in rehearsals for "Hamlet" on stage, daughter Phoebe McEnery was born December 22, 1974, and second daughter, Chloe, was born on February 7, 1977.
(May 7, 2009) Her boyfriend, a doctor, alerted her that she had a skin cancer problem on her nose and the lesion was surgically removed.
She was to have reprised her role as Jessica Van Helsing from Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) in its sequel The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) but she was unavailable.

Personal Quotes (3)

My first contract. My first audition. My first job. It all came at the same time. And that's the way I do a lot of things. Very naively, innocently. I'm like Mr. Magoo.
[on the effects of ageing] I would like to pull the whole of my face up with an elastic band.
...I had a play I wanted to do and I had Horror Planet (1981) - but I also had two babies upstairs who were my responsibility and I had £2,000-worth of bills sitting in front of me and so that was the decision made.

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