How well do you know Jaclyn Smith? Anyone who watched the Charlie’s Angels television series in the 1970s will surely know the only “Angel” who stayed with the series during the series’ five seasons, from 1976 to 1981. Jaclyn Smith is an American actress and businesswoman who left her hometown in Texas to pursue a career as a dancer.
The actress was a passionate dancer from an early age and put on her first pair of dancing shoes at the tender age of three. When a dancing career did not materialize, Jaclyn Smith got a job as a model for Breck Shampoo.
The chance to star in the ABC television series Charlie’s Angels came in 1976, after which she starred in television movies such as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
Jaclyn later appeared in several miniseries and television films, including Rage of Angels, the 1988 adaptation of The Bourne Identity, and Windmills of the Gods. Aside from her success in the entertainment industry, the iconic actress has a very successful clothing line – a collection of women’s clothing she designed for K-mart.
Jaclyn Smith Bio
The aging actress was born on October 26, 1945, in Houston, Texas. Her father, who works as a dentist, is of Russian Jewish descent, while her mother, Margaret Ellen, is Welsh, English, Irish and Scottish.
Jaclyn attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, where she completed her high school education in 1964. Later she went to Trinity University-San Antonio to study acting. Armed with a university degree, Jaclyn Smith left New York in the hope of a career as a dancer, but fate and destiny had other plans for the actress. Her professional aspirations shifted from dancing to modeling and finally to acting, which is responsible for the fame and celebrity she enjoys today.
In addition to the entertainment industry, Jaclyn is also a thriving businesswoman. Her introduction to the business world came when she launched her very successful clothing line. The rest is, as they say, history.
Who’s Her Spouse?
Jaclyn Smith has been married four times. Her first attempt to marry her was on November 29, 1968, with the then-popular actor Roger Davis. However, the couple divorced on January 15, 1975. She got married to her actor colleague Dennis Cole on October 29, 1978, but their marriage ended in another divorce on July 23, 1981.
Jaclyn married a cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond again the same year. This time the marriage lasted from August 1, 1981, to 1989 when they separated in a seemingly amicable divorce. Before their separation, the couple had two children together; their daughter, Spencer Margaret Richmond, was born in 1985, while their son, Gaston Richmond, was born in 1982.
Currently, the American-born actress is married to Brad Allen, who works as a pediatric cardiac surgeon in Chicago, Illinois. The couple formed the alliance on October 11, 1997, and their marriage seems to be working beautifully both on the home front and in the business world, as the duo has created a successful skincare line together.
Her Daughter – Spencer Margaret Richmond
As already mentioned, Jacyln has two children, Spencer and Thomas. Jaclyn and Spencer, who are similar to each other as most mothers and daughters seem to be, share a very close relationship. They both worked together when Spencer joined her mother as the face of her clothing line.
Spencer is married to American Broadway, television, and film actor Fran Kranz, who is best known for his roles in the series Dollhouse and the film The Cabin in the Woods. The couple, who married on August 15, 2015, have one child – a daughter. Spencer’s daughter, born in 2016, inspired Spencer and Jaclyn to launch a baby clothing line together.
Jaclyn Smith’s Net Worth
Jaclyn Smith, twice named one of the most beautiful people in the world by Harpers Bazaar and People Magazine, has accumulated a staggering net worth of $90 million. According to records, her considerable fortune has come from her acting career and countless investments in the business world. Although she doesn’t act as much these days, her business is said to generate gross revenues of over $100 million annually.