Fast Facts

  • Voted Most Beautiful Student in high school.
  • Was a contestant on The Dating Game in the 1960s.
  • Made her film debut in 1969 in Love Is a Funny Thing.
  • Best known for her role as Jill Monroe on Charlie's Angels, though Fawcett left the show after the first season, breaking her contract and spurring a lawsuit.
  • Turned down the lead in the 1978 mystery-comedy Foul Play, which became a hit for Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase.
  • Posed for Playboy in 1995, the same year she earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Reunited with her Angels co-stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith for a tribute to Angels creator Aaron Spelling at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006.
  • Final TV project was Farrah's Story, a 2009 documentary Fawcett produced and appeared in.

Awards

  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1977, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lee Majors — Ex-husband
  • Pauline Alice Fawcett — Mother
  • Ryan O'Neal — Fiancé
  • Jan Fawcett — Cousin
  • Diane Walls — Sister
  • Jim Fawcett — Father
  • Redmond O'Neal — Son

College

  • Attended University of Texas, Austin, TX

Details

  • Birth Name: Farrah Leni Fawcett
  • Birth Place: Corpus Christi, TX
  • Birthday: February 2, 1947, Aquarius
  • Died: June 25, 2009
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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