Jaclyn Smith

Jaclyn Smith

TV Actress

Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run.

Full Name
Jacquelyn Ellen Smith
Oct 26, 1945
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Jaclyn Smith was born on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She is an American actress and businesswoman, best known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the television series “Charlie’s Angels” (1976–1981). Her father was a government employee and her mother worked as a teacher. Smith attended Trinity University in San Antonio to study drama and psychology.

She started acting at a young age and made her film debut in 1969 with the feature “Night of the Strangler”. She then had roles in many other films such as “The Great Waldo Pepper” (1975) and “The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch” (1982). In 1976, she gained fame when she was cast as one of the three female leads in ABC’s hit television series “Charlie's Angels”. The show became one of the most popular shows on TV during its five-year run.

After the show ended, she starred in several television movies and miniseries, including “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy” (1981), which earned her an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Special. She also had supporting roles in two major motion pictures: “Dressed to Kill” (1980) and “Staying Alive” (1983). 

In addition to her acting career, Smith has also been successful as an entrepreneur. She launched a clothing line for Kmart stores back in 1985 and has since released several collections over the years. She has also branched out into other areas such as fragrances, home decor, jewelry, bedding and furniture. In 2008, Smith was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television and entertainment industry.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jaclyn Smith is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 26, 1945, Jaclyn Smith was born in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from High School of Performing Arts</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn graduates from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in TV Series 'Charlie's Angels'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn stars as Kelly Garrett in the popular 70s TV show 'Charlie's Angels'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn is named People Magazine's "Most Beautiful Woman", making her the first actress to ever win this award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Signature Fragrance Collection</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn releases her signature fragrance collection with Avon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted Into Texas Film Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaclyn is inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame for her contributions to film and television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jaclyn Smith is an incredibly talented actor. She has starred in numerous hit TV shows such as Charlie's Angels, and continues to act to this day. She is also very versatile, appearing in both comedic and dramatic roles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration for Women</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jaclyn Smith has been an inspiring figure for women since the 1970s. She showed that women can be strong, independent and successful in whatever they choose to do. She was also one of the first female stars of a major network television show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">In addition to her acting career, Jaclyn Smith is also a philanthropist. She works with charities such as the Make A Wish Foundation and Girls Inc., helping make the world a better place for everyone. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Actress to be Casted in "Charlie's Angels"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaclyn Smith was the first actress to be casted in the iconic TV show "Charlie's Angels" which ran from 1976-1981.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Her Own Signature Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaclyn Smith has her own signature clothing line, available exclusively through Kmart. Since its launch in 1985, it has become one of the top selling brands in the US.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Grandmother of Six</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaclyn Smith is a grandmother of six, with three grandchildren from each of her two children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founded a Nonprofit Organization</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2001, Jaclyn Smith founded "The Heart Fund", a nonprofit organization providing assistance to women and children in need.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Jaclyn Smith received a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club for her contributions to film and television.</p></div>


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