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Jane Seymour Biography

Birth Name:
Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
Birth Place:
Hillingdon, England
Profession
Actor, producer, painter, author

Fast Facts

  • Dubbed "Queen of the Miniseries" (Richard Chamberlain was the king) for her string of small-screen roles from 1976 to '92
  • Received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 1999 and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire the following year
  • Purchased St
  • Catherine's Court, a 15th century historic manor house near Bath, England
  • Is dedicated to children's charities, including UNICEF, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Childhelp USA (which honored her with a "Woman of the World" award)
  • Is the author of several self-help books and children's books
  • Has designed clothing, bedding and furnishings, and endorses the Natural Advantage skin care line, which bares her name
  • Is a prolific painter who has been painting since childhood and who showcases her work in art exhibits; she calls painting her "greatest joy
  • " Became an American citizen in 2005
  • Competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2005 because her mother loved the show and because it gave her a chance to return to her love of dancing (injuries sidelined her in her youth)
  • Teamed with Kay Jewelers in 2008 to design the "Open Hearts by Jane Seymour" jewelry collection; the open heart design was inspired by one of her paintings, and that name also graces one of her books

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special: winner
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner

Relationships

  • David Flynn -- Ex-husband
  • Geoffrey Planer -- Ex-husband
  • Michael Attenborough -- Ex-husband
  • John Benjamin Frankenberg -- Father
  • Mieke Frankenberg -- Mother
  • Anne Gould -- Sister
  • Sally Frankenberg -- Sister
  • John Stacy Keach -- Son
  • Kristopher Steven Keach -- Son
  • Sean Flynn -- Son