Jennifer Holmes (actress)

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Jennifer Holmes
Born (1955-08-23) August 23, 1955 (age 63)
Years active1979-present

Jennifer Holmes (born August 23, 1955, in Seekonk, Massachusetts) is an American television actress.

Holmes is best known for her role as Leslie Vanderkellen, a fabulously rich, world-class skier who takes the job of hotel maid "to find out what it's like to be average," on the first season of Newhart. She left the show after the first season and was replaced by Julia Duffy who portrayed Leslie's cousin, Stephanie Vanderkellen.

Holmes also appeared in the 1979 slasher film The Demon starring Cameron Mitchell, and acted opposite Mitchell again in the 1982 film Raw Force. She also appeared in the TV movie versions of Hobson's Choice (1983) and Samson and Delilah (1984). In 1985, she starred in Misfits of Science, a short-lived television series about a group of superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

In the 1980s, Holmes was also a guest star on many television shows, including The Rockford Files, Lou Grant, Fame, Webster, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, Hart to Hart and Voyagers!, Tales of The Unexpected (TV series)

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