Lesley-Anne Down in 2008
|Born||Lesley Anne Down
17 March 1954
Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Enrique Gabriel (1980–1981)
William Friedkin (1982-1985) 1 son
Don E. FauntLeRoy (1985–present) 1 son
|Partner(s)||Bruce Robinson (1969–1979)|
Lesley-Anne Down (born 17 March 1954) is a British film and television actress, former model and singer.
Down achieved fame as Georgina Worsley in the ITV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs (1973–75). She received further recognition for her performances in the films The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), A Little Night Music (1977), The First Great Train Robbery (1979), Hanover Street (1979), Sphinx (1981) and Nomads (1986). She is also known as Madeline Fabray LaMotte Main in miniseries North and South (1985–86), for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1986.
In 1990, Down played the role Stephanie Rogers in the CBS drama series Dallas. During 1997–99 she played Olivia Blake in the NBC series Sunset Beach. From April 2003 to February 2012, she portrayed Jackie Marone Knight in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Down was born in Wandsworth, London. She began acting and modelling, and in her teenage years had won several beauty pageants. She was voted Britain's most beautiful teenager at the age of fifteen.
Down portrayed Georgina Worsley on the popular British series, Upstairs, Downstairs from 1973 to 1975. She then went on to act in films such as The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), A Little Night Music (1977), The First Great Train Robbery (1979), Hanover Street (1979), Rough Cut (1980), Sphinx (1981) and Nomads (1986). In 1982, she played the leading role of Esméralda in a British-American TV movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In 1985, she starred in Arch of Triumph with Anthony Hopkins and Donald Pleasence. She starred in the TV miniseries North and South, for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1986. She also played in the third part in 1994.
She has played opposite leading men Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Donald Sutherland in various films. She has played leading roles in TV movies, such as The One and Only Phyllis Dixey in 1978 as Phyllis Dixey, Murder Is Easy in 1982, Indiscreet and Ladykillers in 1988. In 1990, Down had a starring role in the CBS drama series Dallas, playing Stephanie Rogers. From 1994 to 1996, Down played guest roles on television series, such as The Nanny and Diagnosis: Murder.
In 1994, she starred in the film Death Wish V: The Face of Death, along with Charles Bronson, with whom she starred in the 1995 TV movie Family of Cops. She portrayed Olivia Blake on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach from January 1997 until December 1999. In 2001, she starred in TV movie The Perfect Wife and in 2002, in the You Belong to Me.
Down has been playing the role of Jacqueline Payne Marone on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful since March 2003. In January 2012, Down confirmed that she would be departing the program in the coming weeks. From 2000 to 2006, Down appeared in the films The King's Guard with Eric Roberts and Ron Perlman, The Meeksville Ghost, 13th Child, Today You Die and Seven Days of Grace, where she also was a writer. In 2011, Down appeared on the Victor Salva's thriller film Rosewood Lane. The film also stars Rose McGowan, Ray Wise, and Lauren Vélez, and is set for a 2011 release.
She met her third husband, cinematographer Don E. Fauntleroy, during filming of the television miniseries North and South in 1985. They began an adulterous relationship, which ended Down's marriage to Friedkin and Fauntleroy's marriage to Susan Ducat. The resulting legal and custody proceedings interrupted the careers of both Down and Fauntleroy for two years and ultimately cost Down and Friedkin US$1 million each. Down and Fauntleroy have a son, George-Edward (b. 1998).
|1969||All the Right Noises||Laura|
|The Smashing Bird I Used to Know||Diana|
|1971||Six Dates with Barker||Cheeky||1 episode, "2774 AD: All the World's a Stooge"|
|Out of the Unknown||Diana Carver||1 episode, " To Lay a Ghost"|
|Public Eye||Anne Biddersloe||1 episode, "Shades of White"|
|Countess Dracula||Ilona Nodosheen|
|1973||From Beyond the Grave||Rosemary Seaton||segment "The Door"|
|1974||Bedtime Stories||Monica||1 episode, "The Snow Queen"|
|1975||The Sweeney||Caroline Selhurst||1 episode, "Chalk and Cheese"|
|1973–1975||Upstairs, Downstairs||Georgina Worsley||22 episodes|
|1976||When the Boat Comes In||Jane Cromer||1 episode, "King for a Day"|
|The Pink Panther Strikes Again||Olga Bariosova|
|1977||A Little Night Music||Anne Egerman|
|Play of the Month||Ellie Dunn||1 episode, " Heartbreak House"|
|Supernatural||Felizitas||1 episode, "Mr. Nightingale"|
|1978||The One and Only Phyllis Dixey||Phyllis Dixey|
|The Betsy||Lady Bobby Ayres|
|1979||The First Great Train Robbery||Miriam|
|Hanover Street||Margaret Sellinger|
|1980||Rough Cut||Gillian Bromley|
|BBC2 Playhouse||Unity Mitford||1 episode, "Unity"|
|1982||Murder Is Easy||Bridget Conway|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Esmeralda|
|1984||The Last Days of Pompeii||Chloe||TV mini-series|
|1985||Arch of Triumph||Joan Madou|
|North and South||Madeline Fabray LaMotte||TV mini-series|
|1986||North and South, Book II||Madeline LaMotte Main|
|1989||CBS Summer Playhouse||Cassandra||1 episode, "Shivers"|
|Night Walk||Geneva Miller|
|1990||Dallas||Stephanie Rogers||13 episodes|
|1992||1775||Annabelle Proctor||TV pilot|
|Out of Control||Elaine Patterson|
|1993||Night Trap||Christine Turner|
|1994||The Nanny||Chloe Simpson||1 episode, "Maggie the Model"|
|Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III||Madeline Main||TV mini-series|
|Munchie Strikes Back||Linda McClelland|
|Death Wish V: The Face of Death||Olivia Regent|
|In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful||Jean Bradshaw|
|1995||A Family of Cops||Anna Novacek|
|1996||Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus||Morgana|
|The Secret Agent Club||Eve|
|Diagnosis: Murder||Catherine Windsor||1 episode, "A Model Murder"|
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Hooker Nurse||cameo|
|1997–1999||Sunset Beach||Olivia Blake||TV series, Main cast|
|1998||Young Hearts Unlimited||Barbara Young|
|2000||The King's Guard||Queen Beatrice|
|2001||The Meeksville Ghost||Emily Meeks|
|You Belong to Me||Dr. Susan Chancellor|
|The Perfect Wife||Helen Coburn|
|Days of our Lives||Lady Sheraton||5 episodes|
|2002||13th Child||District Attorney Murphy|
|2003–2012||The Bold and the Beautiful||Jackie Marone Knight||TV series, Main cast|
|2005||Today You Die||Bank Manager|
|2006||Seven Days of Grace||Lillian||Actress and writer|
|Mercenary for Justice||cameo||uncredited|
|2011||My Dog's Christmas Miracle||Aunt Dora|
|Rosewood Lane||Dr. Cloey Talbot|
|Of God and Kings||Madame Renard|
|2013||Kill Me, Deadly||Grand Dame Lady Clairmont|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series|
|1978||Won||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Most Promising Newcomer - Actress|
|1986||Nominated||Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||North and South|
|1997||Won||Soap Opera Update Awards||Best Actress||Sunset Beach|
|2005||Won||Rose D'Or Light Entertainment Festival||Best Soap Female||The Bold and the Beautiful|
|2005||Nominated||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Favorite Return||The Bold and the Beautiful|
|2006||Won||TV Soap Golden Boomerang Award||Popular Supporting Female||The Bold and the Beautiful|
- Bio at Tutorgig.com
- "Lesley-Anne Down as Jackie Payne Marone". CBS. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- Ross, Deborah (30 November 1998). "Interview: Life's a Sunset Beach". The Independent. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- Awards for Lesley-Anne Down
- Lesley-Anne Down official website - Biography
- B&B's Down Off Contract
- Seven Days of Grace (2006)
- First Images, Cast for 'Jeepers Creepers' Director's 'Rosewood Lane'
- Allis, Tim (28 February 1994). "The Spoils of War". People. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- Biography at Lesley-Anne Down
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