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Lesley-Anne Down Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Lesley-Anne Down
Place Of Birth
London, UK
69 years old
Birth Date
March 17 1954

Lesley-Anne Down Facts

Child Star?
Actress, singer
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
George Edward, Season Fauntleroy, Juliana Fauntleroy
Jack Down, Isobel Down
Angela Julie Ward

About Lesley-Anne Down

Lesley-Anne Down moved to the United States of America when she was just 17 years old.

Lesley-Anne Down started modeling at the age of ten when she was spending a lot of time with her uncle, who was a major in England's army. She made her name in the industry by being one of the most dedicated actresses.

Lesley-Anne Down started her acting career with small roles in movies and television series. She continued to build on the roles she received and has gone on to be awarded leading roles in multiple movies and TV series. She is also active on social media, having over 10,000 followers on her Twitter account. Read along to learn more!

Lesley-Anne Down Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Lesley-Anne Down’s net worth?

Lesley-Anne Down has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

How much does Lesley-Anne Down earn per year?

There is currently no information available on the annual income of Lesley-Anne Down. However, it is estimated that she earns a good amount from her movies and television series.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lesley-Anne Down?

Lesley-Anne Down is quite tall, standing at a height of 5 ft 5 in (164 cm).

How old is Lesley-Anne Down?

Lesley-Anne Down's birthday is on March 17, 1954, making her 68 years old to date.

Childhood And Education

Lesley-Anne Down was born and grew up in South West London, England, in the small neighborhood of Wandsworth. Her parents were Jack Down and Isobel Down. She started acting when she was just a teenager, participating in and winning many beauty pageants. In fact, she was declared the most beautiful teenager in England when she was just 15 years old. She also has a sister named Angela Julie Ward.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lesley-Anne Down’s partner?

There is currently no information available on Lesley-Anne Down's present relationship status. However, it is known that she was married to Don E. Fauntleroy. She actually met him whilst working on 'North And South', and the pair ended up getting married. The pair share a son, George Edward, who was born in 1998. She was also previously married to William Friedkin and Enrique Gabriel. She was married to Enrique Gabriel, a Spanish film director, for a period of one and a half years. She was also previously in a relationship with Bruce Robinson, an actor turned writer. She is also a stepmother to Season Fauntleroy and Juliana Fauntleroy.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lesley-Anne Down started her acting career in 1969 with a feature film debut in the movie 'The Smashing Bird I Used To Know'. She followed this up with roles in multiple British films such as 'Countess Dracula', 'Assault', and 'All The Right Noises'.

Lesley-Anne Down bagged her first major role in a television series when she became a cast member of the ITV drama series 'Upstairs, Downstairs'. She played the role of Georgina Worsley. Her stint as Georgina Worsley was so successful that after the conclusion of the show, she moved to Hollywood where she received offers to be a part of numerous television films. She was a part of the cast for the movie 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', which was released in 1976. She worked with Elizabeth Taylor in the cinematic version of the musical 'A Little Night Music'. And she played the lead role in the movie and then went on to work with a number of famous artists such as Sean Connery and Kirk Douglas.

Lesley-Anne Down was also a part of the CBS-produced series 'Dallas', in which she played the role of Stephanie Rogers. The actress from London was also cast in the role of Olivia Richards in the series 'Sunset Beach', which was produced by NBC. Lesley-Anne Down was also a member of the cast of the CBS soap opera 'The Bold And The Beautiful', in which she played the role of Jackie Marone.

Lesley-Anne Down was also a part of the cast of the ABC miniseries titled 'The Last Days Of Pompeii' as well as the television miniseries titled 'North And South'. She was also cast in the role of Esmeralda in the film 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame'.

Towards the end of her career, Lesley-Anne Down starred in lifetime movies such as 'You belong To Me' and 'The Perfect Wife'. The actress also played a role in the comedy film titled 'Kill Me, Deadly', in which she worked alongside fellow actress Kirsten Vangsness. She was also a part of the cast of 'Hanover Street', which brought together war and love. She played the role of Margaret Sellinger in 'Hanover Street'. She has also played the role of Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of England, in the series 'Reagan', which included Dennis Quaid as a cast member.

Lesley-Anne Down has made guest appearances in multiple television series such as 'Diagnosis: Murder' and 'The Nanny'. She also worked with Charles Bronson in the fifth edition of the 'Death Wish' franchise, titled 'Death Wish V: The Face Of Death'. She continued to work together with Charles for the film 'Family Of Cops'. Lesley-Anne Down also worked with Ron Perlman and Eric Roberts, with the trio being cast in the movie 'The King's Guard'. She also went on to play roles in '13th Child', 'The Meeksville Ghost', and 'Rosewood Lane'. She also starred in the movie 'Seven Days Of Grace' and was actually a writer for the movie. She has also worked with Donald Pleasence and Anthony Hopkins in the movie 'Arch Of Triumph'.

She has also been a stage actress, taking the stage in a production of 'Hamlet', as well as a musical rendition of 'Great Expectations'. Her other major roles include movies such as 'The First Great Train Robbery', 'Sphinx', 'The Betsy', and 'Rough Cut'. She also played the lead role of Phyllis Dixey in the drama series 'The One And Only Phyllis Dixey'. She has also been a model for a number of popular magazines, including 'Mayfair'.

What awards has Lesley-Anne Down won?

Lesley-Anne Down has been the recipient of the Most Promising Newcomer-Actress Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. She was crowned the 'Best Actress' at the Soap Opera Update Awards of 1997. She also won the Best Soap Female Award at the Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival in 2005. Lesley also won the Popular Supporting Female Award at the TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for her performance in 'The Bold And The Beautiful'. She also received a Golden Globe nomination in the category of 'Best Supporting Actress'. Lesley-Anne Down received a Golden Globe nomination because of her stellar performance in 'North And South'.

Other Interesting Lesley-Anne Down Facts And Trivia

  • Lesley-Anne Down's zodiac sign is a Pisces.
  • When she was filming 'Days Of Our Lives', her father was due to leave to go back to England but suddenly had chest pain and eventually needed to get surgery.
  • Lesley-Anne Down currently lives in Malibu.
  • Lesley-Anne Down received a salary of $250,000 for her role in 'Dallas', which required her to only work for a period of ten days.
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