Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

TV Actress

Jane Seymour OBE is an English actress. After making her screen debut as an uncredited extra in the 1969 musical comedy Oh!

Full Name
Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
Feb 15, 1951
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg on February 15th, 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. She is an English actress who has starred in several movies and television shows such as Live and Let Die (1973), Somewhere in Time (1980) and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998). She is also a writer, producer, artist and philanthropist.

Seymour began her acting career at the age of seventeen when she appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She later went on to appear in several other British TV series such as The Onedin Line (1971-1972), War and Remembrance (1988) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982-1984). In 1973 she made her big screen debut in the James Bond film Live And Let Die opposite Roger Moore. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress. 

In 1980 she starred alongside Christopher Reeve in the romantic drama Somewhere In Time which received critical acclaim. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her performance in the movie. Following this success she went on to star in several other films including The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), Lassiter (1984) and Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988). 

Her most famous role was that of Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn in the Western drama series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which aired from 1993 to 1998. For her performance she received two Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations. After leaving Dr Quinn she continued to act both on television and film appearing in projects such as Wedding Crashers (2005), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Love Actually (2003). 

Outside of acting Jane has also written books such as Open Hearts: Inspiring Stories from Doctors Without Borders and Saving Grace's Place along with producing several documentaries about endangered species around the world. She is also an active philanthropist working with organizations like UNICEF and Doctors without Borders .

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1951</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jane Seymour is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 15, 1951, Jane Seymour was born in Hayes, Middlesex, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Seymour makes her film debut in the comedy "Oh! What a Lovely War."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets the lead role of Dr. Michaela Quinn in the television series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Emmy Award for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Seymour wins an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in James Bond Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Seymour appears as Bond girl Solitaire in the movie "Live and Let Die."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Seymour receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the entertainment industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Seymour is inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Seymour is an iconic actress, best known for her roles in the James Bond film, "Live and Let Die" and the television series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman". Her career has spanned over four decades, and she has won numerous awards for her performances. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Seymour is a philanthropist who has dedicated her time to numerous charities around the world. She is passionate about helping those in need and supporting causes such as education, health care and poverty alleviation.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Seymour is an inspiration to many people. She has overcome personal hardships throughout her life and continues to pursue her passions with grace and determination. She serves as a role model for women everywhere and shows that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Seymour is the only actress to have appeared in music videos by both Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Bond Girl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Seymour was the first Bond girl to appear in a movie, playing Solitaire in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Awarded an OBE</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2000, Jane Seymour was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to the arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Used to be a Professional Ballerina</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Jane Seymour was a professional ballerina and studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Married Four Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Seymour has been married four times, most recently to James Keach, her partner since 1993.</p></div>


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