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Overview (3)

Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameStefanie Zofya Paul
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 (1979). 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. After a relatively short stint in films, Stefanie took a break from Hollywood for almost five years. When she returned, she focused her acting talents on television with over 100 guest appearances in a few years. In addition to her international fame as Jennifer Hart, Stefanie was also the star of such TV series as The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), The Feather and Father Gang (1976) and Maggie (1986). Her marriage to actor Gary Lockwood (of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) fame) in 1966 ended in 1972. That same year, Stefanie formed a friendship with actor William Holden. Through many similarities and interests, their relationship blossomed into one of romance that lasted until the sudden death of Holden in 1981.

Stefanie is also President of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Director of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch, an international speaker on wildlife preservation, and spokesperson for AVID Microchip Technology and works with both the Cincinnati Zoo and Zoo Atlanta. Stefanie finished in the off-Broadway play "Applause!" and was signed to be hostess of the new cable channel, Romance Classics. As of November 1999, Stefanie was still heavily involved with her true passion, the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, as well as many other philanthropic causes. She has also lent her support to many Internet projects, including Expedia's Mungo Park, A Doctor in Your House, and Interactive Travel. She has also worked on a series of PBS shows teaching women about finance called "Funding Your Dreams". Her latest movie project, Someone Is Watching (2000), is in limited television release in Europe and the United States.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: R Intense@AOL.com

Spouse (2)

Patrick De La Chenais (1 April 1993 - 1999) ( divorced)
Gary Lockwood (27 August 1966 - 6 August 1974) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep sultry voice.
Voluptous figure.

Trivia (23)

Attended Hollywood High School with Linda Evans.
Met Robert Wagner on the set of West Side Story (1961) prior to being let go from the cast (Jet girl) because she was too young (15).
In same ballet class as a youngster with Natalie Wood and Jill St. John, the three women all had long term relationships with Robert Wagner, Wood as Wagner's first and third wife, St. John as Wagner's fourth wife, and Stefanie as long time co-star and 50+ year friend.
Deaths of life partner William Holden and good friend Natalie Wood (wife of her Hart to Hart (1979) co-star, Robert Wagner), occurred within days of each other in November '81.
Took karate lessons for a time.
Is fluent in six languages.
Good friend of Brenda Vaccaro and Angie Dickinson.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Has an older brother, Jeff.
She claims that John Ford directed her for a week when director Andrew V. McLaglen was out sick on McLintock! (1963). McLaglen disputes this and says he was there for the entire shoot.
Was awarded the Peace One Earth medallion for her years of service to the USO.
Life and romantic companion of William Holden at the time of his death, posthumously founding the William Holden Wildlife Foundation soon after his death. Stefanie continues as President of the foundation to the present day (as of November 2013, continuously for 32 years since his death), with dual headquarters in California and Kenya, on the grounds of Bill's Mount Kenya Game Ranch.
First met Blake Edwards at Columbia studios when she bumped into him as she was going to acting class. They discussed the sunglasses that they were wearing. She said she got her sunglasses from a friend in Monte Carlo and he said he brought his "back" from Monte Carlo.
Her father, Morrison Bloomfield Paul, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to a Jewish immigrant family from Eastern Europe. Her mother, Julia (Golen), was born in New York, to Polish Catholic immigrants.
Playing Anna in The King and I, at The Opera House, Manchester, England. [2002]
She's now at the Pantages theater in Los Angeles starring in The King & I. April 5-thru April 17. [April 2005]
Playing Anna in the King & I at the Palace Theatre at Myrtle Beach, SC, October 21 - 23 [October 2005]
Plays the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. [December 2008]
Was in a relationship with William Holden from 1972 until his accidental death in 1981.
Stephanie filled in for friend Valerie Harper playing Tallulah Bankhead in the play "Looped", which was based on an event following the 1965 film "Die, Die My Darling" that Powers played in opposite Bankhead.
Appeared as focus of "A Star is "Born" on Hollywood and its Stars in 1963. It prediction was right which was rare for most of the articles and shows predicting stardom.
Daughter of Julianna (nee Golan) and Morrison Bloomfield Paul, purported be a cinematographer.
Underwent surgery for lung cancer in January 2009.

Personal Quotes (2)

They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see it, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn't necessarily make him a good cook.
The trouble with talking nicely is that, unfortunately, some people don't hear you until you scream.

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