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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 July 1946New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameAnn Kathryn Turkel
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ann Kathryn Turkel was born in 1946, and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of Thelma L. (Friedricks) and Melvin A. Turkel. She is of Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Ann took acting, dance and voice lessons from an early age. By the time she reached 16, Ann had studied at the Musical Theatre Academy with prominent acting coaches. In 1971, she performed a season of summer stock theatre. Ann, who had become statuesque at 6 feet tall, was discovered by an editor at Vogue Magazine. In a short time, she became one of the most sought-after models in the country appearing on the covers of the top fashion magazines. Two years later, Ann hit the international markets, modeling successfully in Europe. At the age of 27, she left her successful modeling career to co-star in a movie, a surreal detective/mystery, 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974), starring actor Richard Harris. Ann fell in love with the Irish star, who was 15 years her senior, and they married that year. Ann and Richard appeared in several movies together, until they divorced in 1982. Ann then started acting on TV, doing guest appearances on many different shows, and often doing her own stunts. In addition to working in front of the camera, Ann has also written some screenplays and is a successful photographer. Keeping in shape and being athletic, Ann enjoys a number of sports: tennis, softball, skating, volleyball and skiing. Ann loves the beauty of the outdoors, which is reflected in her photography and paintings. She is a spokesperson for animal rights and children's causes, and volunteers her time and help in these areas; Ann has raised money for worldwide charities.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kdhaisch@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Richard Harris (7 June 1974 - 1982) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Ann was instrumental in creating the tan-thru swimsuit in the 1980s (these swimsuits cover you, but provide an overall tan; the fabric woven has thousands of tiny pores to let the sunshine through, while providing SPF 10 protection)
Remained close with Richard Harris even after their divorce and was very upset when she heard of his death. She described him as a mentor and good friend.

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