Simone Griffeth

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Simone Griffeth
Born (1950-04-04) April 4, 1950 (age 69)
Other namesSimone Griffeth-McDonald
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Wayne McDonald (?-present)

Simone Griffeth (born April 4, 1950), sometimes credited under her married name Simone Griffeth-McDonald, is an American actress.[1] She was a Theater Arts major at the University of South Carolina for three years. While attending college Simone acted in a weekly children's show for a Columbia television station. She appeared in a TV commercial at age fifteen.

Life and career[edit]

The tall, blonde Griffeth was born in Savannah, Georgia. She made her film debut as the titular sweet innocent country girl in the redneck country exploitation film Swamp Girl (1971). She then went on to star in a number of movies in the 1970s, followed by numerous recurring roles in many prime-time TV series through the early 1980s, including her role of serious minded reporter Gretchen on Ladies' Man (1980–81) and as Beatrice Arthur's spoiled daughter-in-law Arlene on Amanda's (1983). Griffeth reunited with her former Ladies Man co-star Herb Edelman in an episode of The Golden Girls, playing Stan Zbornak's second wife, Crissy. In 2017, Simone began a comeback by portraying a hard-nosed, matriarch of a renowned, Savannah, Georgia law firm in the crime-drama, "Untouched".[2] She continues to coach actors in the Hilton Head area.

Among the TV shows Griffeth has done guest spots on are Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch, The Incredible Hulk, The Dukes of Hazzard, Three's Company, The Greatest American Hero, Hart to Hart, Buffalo Bill, T.J. Hooker, Magnum, P.I., Riptide, The Golden Girls, Bret Maverick and Silk Stalkings.

Currently, while between acting jobs, she works as a real estate agent for high-end Low Country properties, together with husband Wayne McDonald.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1971 Swamp Girl Janeen
1973 Sixteen Naomi Irtley
1975 Death Race 2000 Annie Smith Originally billed above Sylvester Stallone
1979 Hawaii Five-O Gerry Colby Episode: "A Very Personal Matter"
1980 Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story Marcy TV film
1980 Delusion Pamela Barton Also known as The House Where Death Lives
1985 Hot Target Christine Webber
2014 Untouched Eleanor Thomas
2017 In Search of Liberty Charlene Murray


  1. ^ "Simone Griffeth". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
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