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Overview (2)

Born in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth NameChantal Sophia Dahl

Mini Bio (1)

Tessa Dahl was born on April 11, 1957 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England as Chantal Sophia Dahl. She is an actress, known for Royal Flash (1975), The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) and Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973). She was previously married to Patrick Donovan and James Kelly.

Spouse (2)

Patrick Donovan (1992 - 1992) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
James Kelly (1980 - 1988) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Mother, with Julian Holloway, of model Sophie Dahl.
Daughter of actress Patricia Neal and the late Roald Dahl.
In addition to a few brief stints in acting, she is also an accomplished writer.
Tessa's birthname name was lost when she was three months old when her father, Roald Dahl, realised that "Chantal" rhymed with Dahl. Determined that his daughter would be spared the teasing, he changed her name to Tessa.
Older sister of Lucy Dahl, Theo Dahl and Ophelia Dahl. Her older sister, Olivia Twenty Dahl (b. April 20, 1955 - d. November 17, 1962), died from complications of measles at the age of seven (when Tessa was five).
Mother of Clover and Luke Kelly with her first husband, and Ned with her second husband.
Daughter Clover Martha Patricia born on September 11, 1984.
Son Luke Kelly (aka Luke James Roald Kelly) was born on July 17, 1986.
Son Ned Dahl born on January 7, 1994.
Mother-in-law of Jamie Cullum.
Granddaughter Lyra Cullum (b. 2 March 2011), via daughter Sophie Dahl.
2nd Granddaughter Margot born March 4th 2013 via daughter Sophie who's birth name is Sophia Holloway Sophia being Tessa's given middle name.

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