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Farrah Fawcett as Jill Munroe
|First appearance||"Pilot" (21 March 1976)|
|Last appearance||"An Angel's Trail"
(27 February 1980)
|Created by||Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts|
|Portrayed by||Farrah Fawcett|
|Family||Kris Munroe (younger sister)|
Jill is the sporty and athletic angel, and is seen coaching a kids' basketball team, playing tennis, swimming, bowling, skateboarding, and rollerskating on the show. Not just a tomboy, she also frequents the model-type covers, once as a playmate centerfold. She drives a white Cobra II with blue racing stripes and lives in a house on the beach.
Shown in the series's opening credits at a police station desk job, the premise of the series was that the Angels jumped at the chance to have more exciting work in the field as undercover detectives. After the first year, she leaves the Townsend agency for an even more adrenaline-charged pursuit, to be a racecar driver. Her little sister Kris (played by Cheryl Ladd) takes her place for the remaining four seasons. Even though Fawcett appeared as a regular only during the first season, her presence was so powerful that Jill Monroe is often thought of as a fan favorite. AOL named her one of the 100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters.
Jill returns six times later on:
- "Fallen Angel" – This episode is notable as it initially appears that Jill has turned her back on her sister and the law to work with a dangerous jewel thief (played by Timothy Dalton); however, it later comes out that she was working undercover for Charlie all along.
- "The Prince and the Angel"
- "An Angel's Trail" – Jill's last appearance is practically a solo outing for Fawcett, as Jill is kidnapped by two criminals and forms a relationship with one of them in the style of Lennie and Curly's wife from Of Mice and Men.
- Potts, Kim (March 2, 2011). "100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters". AOL TV. Retrieved July 16, 2012.