- Former model for Max Factor and Revlon.
- Worked as a tour guide at NBC.
- First acting break came on the soap opera Dark Shadows in 1970; she played a ghost named Daphne Harridge.
- Acted in both the original version of Satan's School for Girls (1973) and the 2000 remake (which starred Shannen Doherty).
- First of the Charlie's Angels to be cast in the '70s series.
- Reluctantly declined the Meryl Streep role in 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer because of scheduling conflicts with Charlie's Angels.
- Battled breast cancer in 1987 and 1989, and had open-heart surgery in 1995 for a genetic defect involving a tiny hole in her heart.
- Was awarded the Power of Love award by the American Heart Association in 2003 for her efforts to spread awareness about breast cancer and heart defects.
- 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee
- Ruth Jackson — Mother
- Andrew Stevens — Ex-husband
- Charles Taylor Jackson — Son
- Jenny — Sister
- Tom Hart — Ex-husband
- Hogan Jackson — Father
- David Greenwald — Ex-husband
- Attended University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, United States; attended Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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