Jane Seymour Biography (1951-)

Full name, Joyce Penelope Wilhemina Frankenberg; born February 15, 1951, in Hillingdon, Middlesex (one source cites Wimbledon), England; daughter of JohnBenjamin (a physician) and Mieke (a nurse) Frankenberg; married Michael Attenborough, c. 1971 (divorced, 1973); married Geoffrey Planer (in business), 1977 (divorced, c. 1978); married David Flynn (a business manager), July 18, 1981 (divorced May, 1992); married James Keach (an actor, producer, writer, anddirector), May 15, 1993; children: (third marriage) Katherine Jane "Katie", Sean Michael, (stepdaughter) Jennifer; (fourth marriage) John Stacy, Kristopher Steven, (stepson) Kalen. Addresses: Agent: Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.; Publicist: Guttman AssociatesPR, 118 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: c/o Friends of Jane, 70 Sabra Ave., Oak Park, CA 91377; 24800 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265; 10560 Wilshire Blvd., #1606, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
February 15, 1951
Hillingdon, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; uncredited) Oh! What a Lovely War, Paramount, 1969
  • Lillian Stein, The Only Way (also known as Oktober-dage), UMC, 1970
  • Pamela Plowden, Young Winston, Columbia, 1972
  • Kim Thorn, The Best Pair of Legs in the Business, 1972
  • Solitaire, Live and Let Die, United Artists, 1973
  • Morir ... dormir ... tal vez sonar, 1976
  • Princess Farah, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (also known as Sinbad at the World's End), Columbia, 1977
  • Jackie Howard, Oh, Heavenly Dog!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Elise McKenna, Somewhere in Time, Universal, 1980
  • Sara Wells, Lassiter, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Jane Caldwell, Head Office, TriStar, 1986
  • Maria Iribarne, The Tunnel (also known as El tunel), Hemdale, 1988
  • Marie Antoinette, La revolution francaise (also known as Die Franzosische Revolution and The French Revolution), 1989
  • Keys to Freedom (also known as Death Dealers), 1989
  • Joy of Natural Childbirth, 1997
  • Voice of Lady Juliana, Quest for Camelot (animated; also known asThe Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Herself, Junket Whore, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sheila Conway, The Pathfinders, 1972
  • Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993-1998
  • Herself, Celebrity Dish (also known as TV Guide's Celebrity Dish), 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Karolin, The Strauss Family, BBC, then ABC, 1973
  • Marjorie Chisholm Armagh, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976
  • Eva Meyers, Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1977
  • Genny Luckett, The Awakening Land, NBC, 1978
  • Bella Wilfer, "Our Mutual Friend," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1978
  • Cathy/Kate Ames, John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (also known as East of Eden), ABC, 1981
  • Lady Brett Ashley, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" (also known as The Sun Also Rises), NBC, 1984
  • Hillary Burnham, Crossings, ABC, 1986
  • Emma Prentice, Jack the Ripper, CBS, 1988
  • Host, Japan (documentary), PBS, 1988
  • Maria Callas, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (also known asThe Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis and Ari: The Private Life of Aristotle Onassis), ABC, 1988
  • War and Remembrance: The Final Chapter, ABC, 1989
  • Catherine Alexander Douglas, Sidney Sheldon's "Memories of Midnight" (also known as Memories of Midnight), syndicated, 1991
  • Fraulein Rottenmeier, Heidi, Disney, 1993
  • Movies
  • Agatha and Prima, Frankenstein: The True Story (also known as Dr. Frankenstein), NBC, 1973
  • Bathsheba, The Story of David, ABC, 1976
  • Jan, Killer on Board, NBC, 1977
  • Serina, Battlestar Galactica (also known as Curse of the Cylons), 1978
  • Ethne Eustace, The Four Feathers, NBC, 1978
  • Diana, Love's Dark Side, NBC, 1978
  • Laura Cole, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, ABC, 1979
  • The Badness within Him (also known as Last Summer's Child),1980
  • Marguerite St. Just, The Scarlet Pimpernel, CBS, 1982
  • Julia Evans, The Haunting Passion, NBC, 1983
  • Elena Korvin and Maria Gianelli, Phantom of the Opera, CBS, 1983
  • Leigh Cullen/Tracy Cullen, Dark Mirror, ABC, 1984
  • Mary Yellan, Jamaica Inn, syndicated, 1985
  • Diane Putnam, Obsessed with a Married Woman, ABC, 1985
  • Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, The Woman He Loved, CBS, 1988
  • Laura Hendricks, Angel of Death, CBS, 1990
  • Hadley Norman, Matters of the Heart, USA Network, 1990
  • Teresa, Sunstroke, USA Network, 1992
  • Adrienne Welles, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, USA Network, 1992
  • Linda Crandall, Praying Mantis, USA Network, 1993
  • Hazel Brannon Smith, A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story (also known as Through Hazel Eyes), ABC, 1994
  • Alison Reid, The Absolute Truth, CBS, 1997
  • Chris Winslow, A Marriage of Convenience, CBS, 1998
  • The Ties That Bind, CBS, 1999
  • Anna Robinson, The New Swiss Family Robinson, ABC, 1999
  • Rebecca Blake, A Memory in My Heart, CBS, 1999
  • Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie, CBS, 1999
  • Mary, Murder in the Mirror, CBS, 2000
  • Fanny Kemble, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, Showtime, 2000
  • Jenny Cole/Mary Sutton, Yesterday's Children, CBS, 2000
  • Kathy Robbins, Blackout, CBS, 2001
  • Dr. Michaela Quinn, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, CBS, 2001
  • Fiona, Touching Wild Horses, PAX, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Alice in Wonderland, Here Come the Double Deckers, ABC, 1971
  • Veronique, "The Leather Funnel," Great Mysteries, 1974
  • Laura Burnett, "Ring of Return," The Hanged Man, 1975
  • Serina, "Saga of a Star World," Battlestar Galatica, ABC, 1978
  • Serina, "Lost Planet of the Gods: Parts 1 & 2," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978
  • Herself, "The Unkindest Gift," The Nanny, CBS, 1995
  • Herself, "I Want My MTV-Jay," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1995
  • Herself, Ruby Wax Meets, 1996
  • Herself, "Blind Date," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1997
  • Herself, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Herself, "Dharma's Tangled Web," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997
  • Herself, "Best Directed Music Video," The List, VH1, 2000
  • Herself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000
  • Also appeared as Emma Fogarty (some sources say Emma Callon), The Onedin Line, syndicated; host, Healthy Living, PBS; guest, The Test, F/X; Storytime, PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Margie Parks, Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (also knownas Benny and Barney, the Aristocrats and Las Vegas Undercover), NBC, 1977
  • On Top All over the World, syndicated, 1985
  • Amanda Brooks, Passion, CBS, 1991
  • Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993
  • Specials
  • NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • Host, Your Choice for the Film Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • Herself, The Grand Knockout Tournament, 1987
  • Host/Interviewer, M & W: Men and Women, ABC, 1988
  • Herself, an audience member, An Audience with Victoria Wood, 1988
  • Host, Command Performance: An All-Star Salute to the President, ABC, 1989
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989
  • Host, Fifty Years of Television: A Golden Celebration, CBS, 1989
  • The Music Center 25th Anniversary, PBS, 1990
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years, CBS, 1990
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express, CBS, 1991
  • Carrie, I Remember You, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Herself, John Barry: Moviola (documentary), 1992
  • Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O; An All-Star Celebration, CBS, 1993
  • Herself, TV Guide's 40th Anniversary Special, Fox, 1993
  • The Rich and Famous 1993 World's Best, syndicated, 1993
  • Count on Me, PBS, 1993
  • The Chris Evert Special, syndicated, 1993
  • Host, The Heart of Healing: Remarkable Stories of How We Heal Ourselves, TBS, 1993
  • Host, The 104th Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1993
  • Host, Break the Silence: Kids against Child Abuse, CBS, 1994
  • Herself, 100 Years of the Hollywood Western, 1994
  • Herself, It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein, 1994
  • Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet, CBS, 1995
  • Interviewee, Stars in the Making, CBS, 1995
  • The Wizard of Oz: 40 Years on Television, CBS, 1996
  • Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996
  • Interviewee, Spotlight with Phyllis George, TNN, 1996
  • Interviewee, Hollywood's Amazing Animal Actors, TBS, 1996
  • Interviewee, Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western, TNT, 1997
  • Plugged In: A Parents' Guide to TV, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Marry Me!, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Art Mann's 10th Anniversary Winter Special, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • All-Star Moms, CBS, 1997
  • Narrator of Princess Diana tribute, Ladies' Home Journal Most Fascinating Women of '97, CBS, 1997
  • Interviewee, Very Personal with Naomi Judd, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Interviewee, The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, CBS, 1997
  • Host, Scott Hamilton: Back on the Ice, CBS, 1997
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure, ABC, 1998
  • Herself, Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope, ABC, 1998
  • Broadway 98: Launching the Tony Awards, PBS, 1998
  • Guest host, CBS: The First 50 Years, CBS, 1998
  • A Salute to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, PAX, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Jane Seymour, Lifetime, 1998
  • Host, A Hollywood Christmas, syndicated, 1998
  • The 1998 Emmy Award Fashion Review, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Host, The Children Are Watching, PBS, 1999
  • Herself, The James Bond Story (also known as 007: The James Bond Story), 1999
  • All-Star Winter Celebration: The Nobel Peace Concert, Fox Family,2000
  • Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special, E! Entertainment Television,2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, 1989
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, 1991
  • The 44th Annual Emmy Awards, 1992
  • The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Host, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Host, The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1993
  • The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994
  • The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1994
  • Family Film Awards, 1996
  • The 50th Annual Tony Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Tony Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1998
  • TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, Sunstroke, USA Network, 1992
  • Executive producer, Praying Mantis, USA Network, 1993
  • (With James Keach) Executive producer, A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story (also known as Through Hazel Eyes), ABC, 1994
  • Producer, The Absolute Truth, CBS, 1997
  • Executive producer, A Marriage of Convenience, Lifetime, 1998
  • Executive producer, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1998
  • Executive producer, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie, CBS, 1999
  • Executive producer, Murder in the Mirror, CBS, 2000
  • Executive producer, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, Showtime, 2000
  • Executive producer, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, CBS, 2001
  • Executive producer, Blackout, CBS, 2002
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Turandot from the San Francisco Opera, PBS, 1994
  • Executive producer, A Streetcar Named Desire from the San Francisco Opera, PBS, 1998
  • Executive producer, Parsifal: The Search for the Holy Grail, PBS,1999
  • Executive producer, La Forza Del Destino, PBS, 2000
  • Executive producer (RM Associates), Viva Vivaldi!, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Constanze Weber, Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living, Atheneum, 1986
  • (With Pamela Patrick Novotny) Two at a Time: Having Twins; The Journeythrough Pregnancy and Birth, Pocket, 2001
  • for Children
  • (With others) SPLAT!: The Tale of a Colorful Cat, 1998
  • (With others) Yum: A Tale of Two Cookies, Putnam, 1998
  • Boing, 1998
  • Eat, 1999
  • Me & Me, 1999
  • Play, 1999
  • Talk, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4, Gale Research, 1994
    Periodicals
    • American Health for Women, May, 1997, p. 33
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 15, 1995, p. 24
    • Golf Magazine, February, 1995, p. 80
    • Ladies' Home Journal, May, 1994, pp. 163, 215-217
    • Maclean's, May 21, 2001, p. 76
    • People Weekly, February 15, 1993, pp. 75-78, 80; April 21, 1997, p. 58; September 29, 1997, p. 172; June 15, 1998, p. 11
    • Prevention, July, 1998, p. 94
    • Psychology Today, September/October, 2001, p. 36

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