Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

Movie Actress

Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress. A four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she played a starring role in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels.

Full Name
Feb 2, 1947
Jun 25, 2009
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Farrah Fawcett was born on February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius and her ethnicity is of French, Irish and Native American descent. She was the daughter of Pauline Alice Evans, a homemaker and James William Fawcett, an oil field contractor. Farrah had three siblings; two sisters and one brother.  

     Farrah attended W.B Ray High School where she was an athlete playing volleyball and basketball as well as being part of the cheerleading squad. After graduating in 1965, she went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin to pursue an education degree but decided to drop out after three semesters to focus on pursuing a career in acting. 

     In the late 1960’s, Farrah began taking small roles in television shows such as ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’, ‘The Flying Nun’ and ‘The Partridge Family’. In 1976 she appeared in her first major role opposite Ryan O'Neal in ‘Logan's Run’ which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actress. She then starred alongside O'Neal again in the hit film ‘The Cannonball Run’ (1981), before taking a break from Hollywood for six years to focus on her personal life. 

     Farrah eventually returned to acting with the NBC television movie ‘Small Sacrifices’ (1989) which earned her critical acclaim as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. She also starred in numerous other movies throughout her career including ‘Saturn 3’ (1980), ‘Extremities’ (1986) and ‘The Apostle’ (1997). Farrah sadly passed away on June 25th 2009 due to complications from anal cancer at the age of 62.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1947</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Farrah Fawcett is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 2, 1947, Farrah Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in First Movie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett appears in her first movie, Myra Breckinridge, alongside Mae West and Raquel Welch.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Charlie's Angels TV Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett stars in the popular TV series Charlie's Angels alongside Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Iconic Red Swimsuit Poster</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett releases her iconic red swimsuit poster which sells over 12 million copies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Returns to Movies with The Cannonball Run 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett returns to the big screen in the action comedy sequel The Cannonball Run 2.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Diagnosed with Cancer</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett is diagnosed with anal cancer and begins treatment.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Passes Away at Age 62</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fawcett passes away on June 25, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Iconic Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Farrah Fawcett was an icon for her iconic style and fashion. She was always seen wearing stylish and elegant outfits, which inspired many others to follow her lead. Her hairstyle also became a huge hit, with millions of people worldwide copying her famous feathered hair look.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Charismatic Presence</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Farrah Fawcett had a charismatic presence that could light up any room. Her warmth, kindness and bubbly personality made her an instant fan favorite in any scene she was in. Her natural charm and beauty allowed her to win the hearts of millions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Inspiring Legacy</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Farrah Fawcett's incredible legacy continues to inspire people today. From her iconic looks to her altruistic spirit, her influence is still felt today. She has left behind a lasting impression on the world that will never be forgotten.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Pin-up Girl of the '70s</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrah Fawcett was the first pin-up girl of the 1970s, gracing millions of bedroom walls with her famous red swimsuit poster.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on Six Magazine Covers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrah Fawcett appeared on six magazine covers in one day: Time, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated and two TV Guide editions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started Acting Career Late</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrah Fawcett didn't start her acting career until she was almost 30. She was best known for her role in Charlie's Angels, which began when she was 33.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Directed Two Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrah Fawcett directed two films during her career - The Burning Bed in 1984 and Small Sacrifices in 1989.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was a Competitive Swimmer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrah Fawcett was an avid competitive swimmer in her youth and competed at the collegiate level while attending the University of Texas.</p></div>


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