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Susan Blakely Biography

Birth Place:
Frankfurt, West Germany
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Moved frequently when she was growing up since her father was an Army officer; her family lived in such cities as Frankfurt, Seoul and Honolulu
  • Began her showbiz career as a top fashion model for the Ford Agency; appeared on the covers of Vogue, Bazaar and Cosmopolitan
  • Made her film debut in Savages (1972)
  • Auditioned for Lois Lane in Superman (1978), but the role went to Margot Kidder
  • Created a semiprecious jewelry line called Susan Blakely Designs


  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: nominated


  • Todd Merer -- Ex-husband
  • Lawrence Blakely -- Father
  • Stephen Jaffe -- Husband
  • Weezie Blakely -- Mother