Cheryl Ladd

  • Birth Name: Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor
  • Birth Place: Huron, South Dakota, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Author, Dancer, Producer

Fast Facts

  • Provided the singing voice of Melody on Josie and the Pussycats.
  • Had a small part in the 1973 made-for-TV horror flick Satan's School for Girls, which featured future Charlie's Angels costar Kate Jackson.
  • Released two albums during the late '70s: Cheryl Ladd in 1978, and Dance Forever the next year.
  • Declined the lead role in the fact-based TV drama The Burning Bed; the part ultimately went to Farrah Fawcett, whom Ladd had replaced on Charlie's Angels.  
  • Collaborated with husband Brian Russell on the 1998 children's book The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship.
  • An avid golfer, she penned a 2005 book about the sport called Token Chick: A Woman's Guide to Golfing with the Boys; also spent several years as a golf ambassador for Buick, hosting PGA tournaments sponsored by the car company.
  • Is a longtime ambassador for Childhelp, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse.


  • Jordan Ladd — Daughter
  • David Ladd — Ex-husband
  • Brian Russell — Husband
  • Marion Stoppelmoor — Father
  • Seth — Brother
  • Dolores Stoppelmoor — Mother
  • Lindsay Russell — Stepdaughter