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Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg shortly named Jane Seymour is a British-American actress, author, and entrepreneur. She is famous for her appearances as Solitaire in Live and Let Die, Emma Callon in The Onedin Line, Addison Walker in The Guardians of Justice, Marjorie Chisholm Armagh in Captains and the Kings, and Cathy/Kate Ames in East of Eden. She is also known for her portrayal of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy and People's Choice Awards. She also became well-known for playing the character in Somewhere in Time (1980), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), La Révolution française (1989), Wedding Crashers (2005), Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011), Little Italy (2018), The War with Grandpa (2020) and Friendsgiving (2020). Her first film was Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) for her role as Chorus Girl. It was uncredited. She debuted on television in 1970 with the show Here Come the Double Deckers. She played the role of Alice in the "Scooper Strikes Out" episode. For her acting skills, Jane has been honored with numerous awards such as the Saturn Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award. Her screen name has been taken from the third wife of King Henry VIII and she kept it because it was more marketable. She is a celebrity ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help victims of child abuse and neglect. Her first book Guide to Romantic Living was published in 1986. She is also the official celebrity spokesperson of UNICEF.
Here are the 10 Things you didn't know about Jane Seymour.
1. Her first role as a Bond girl was in "Live and Let Die"
In 1973, Seymour achieved international fame in her role as Bond girl Solitaire in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" opposite RogerMoore. Playing Solitaire in Live and Let Die was an unexpected scenario for Jane Seymour, which led to some wild 007 stories from that set in particular. IGN ranked her 10th in a Top 10 Bond Babes list.
2. Jane Seymour has been married four times
Jane Seymour married her first husband, Michael Attenborough in 1971 which ended in 1973 via divorce. She then married her second husband, Geoffrey Planner in 1977 and the duo got divorced in 1978. In 1981, she married David Flynn who was her third husband. The couple has two children together a daughter named Katherine Flynn who was born on February 7, 1982, and a son named Sean Flynn who was born on July 31, 1985. In the year 1992, they divorced.
For the fourth time, she married James Keach. On November 30, 1995, she gave birth to twins named John Stacy and Kristopher Steven. The couple announced their separation on April 12, 2013, but their divorce was finalized in December 2015. She is also the stepmother of Kalen Keach and Jenny Flynn.
Jane Seymour is in a romantic relationship with film producer David Green. The couple has been together since 2014.
3. Jane has different colored eyes
Jane is also known for stealing looks with her multi-colored eyes. She has different colored eyes due to heterochromia. Her heterochromia iridium is hereditary. Her right eye is brown and her left eye is green in color. Her eyes is a feature of her look that has been much-admired over the years.
4. She has no plans for plastic surgery
At the age of 71, Jane Seymour has no plan for plastic surgery and she considers herself unusual in Hollywood – in fact, she says besides her, there's only one other female celebrity who's opted to age gracefully without any cosmetic intervention. She claims she's an anomaly in the surgery-loving industry as she's never gone under the knife. She said that she's chosen to remain natural as fillers and Botox would've hindered her acting abilities. In an interview with Haute Living, Jane revealed she had a breast lift at 40. "To set the record straight, when I was 40 and I'd gone through a horrible divorce, I had breast implants," she told the publication in 2018. Jane added, that she never enhanced her breast size.
5. Her net worth is in millions of dollars
Jane Seymour is a British-American actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who has made good earnings from her job. As of 2022, her net worth is estimated to be $60 million. Apart from her acting career, she also earns an extra amount from endorsement deals with different brands. She has also partnered with Kay Jewelers in designing various jewelry lines, notably the "Open Heart Collection" since 2008. Her print ads include; Clairol Loving Care hair care products advertisement in 1998, Pistachios grown in California from 2005-2006, and Natural Advantage skincare system ad in 2008. Her TV commercials include; Le Jardin Fragrance perfume in 1983 and Le Jardin d'amour perfume in 1987, Clairol Loving Care in 1996, Gerber Baby Food in 2000, Bioganic commercials in 2001, Avandia (Rosiglitazone Maleate), Type II diabetic medication in 2001. In 2015, she played hostess for Crepe-Erase skin-care system. She is living a luxurious lifestyle at present.
6. Jane Seymour has a lookalike sister
Bron to John Benjamin Frankenberg (Obstetrician), and Mieke (van Tricht) (Nurse), Jane Seymour spent her childhood with her two siblings namely Anne Gould (Younger Sister), and Sally Frankenberg (Younger Sister). She looks like twins with her sister, Annie. She opened up about the extraordinary time her lookalike sister Annie was given special access to Buckingham Palace, to join the rest of the family at Jane's OBE ceremony. She said, "Receiving an OBE from the Queen in 2000 was one of the greatest moments of my life". "Sally came, and Annie had to wait outside the gates of Buckingham Palace with my family and friends, who had flown in from America. A guard came up to them, looked at Annie, and said: 'What are you doing?' and she said: 'My sister Jane is getting an OBE but we're not allowed in.' "So he looked around him, said: 'Follow me,' and brought my entire family into the inner sanctum of Buckingham Palace. It was because Annie and I look almost identical that the guard believed her."
7. She became the oldest woman to pose for Playboy at 67
Jane Seymour became the oldest Playboy model when she posed for the men's lifestyle publication at age 67 in 2018. "I just thought, ‘What? Why would they want a woman in her mid to late sixties to do Playboy?' I was never going to be naked, but they were going to be celebrating being a woman at my age," she said. "And I just thought, ‘well, you know, that might be inspirational to some women who kind of give up.'" Her photoshoot at 67 was the third time she had modeled for Playboy, and she told the magazine she'd never felt more sensual. "I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger. There's enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have," she said.
8. Jane is the designer of the Open Hearts jewelry collection
She is the designer of the Open Hearts jewelry collection which inspires people to keep their hearts open to giving and receiving love. In 2008, Seymour teamed up with and designed the "Open Heart Collection" for Kay Jewelers, which promoted it with the advice, "Keep your heart open and love will always find its way in." n 2008, Seymour teamed up with and designed the "Open Heart Collection" for Kay Jewelers, which promoted it with the advice, "Keep your heart open and love will always find its way in."
9. Jane holds dual nationality
Born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, Jane Seymour now holds both British-American nationality. She became a United States citizen on February 11, 2005. She did most of her acting in the United States. Her parents were John Frankenberg, a physician of Polish and German origin. Her mother was Mieke Frankenberg, Dutch-born and living in England at the time of Jane Seymour's birth.
10. She is an author of several books
Seymour is the author of several self-help and inspirational books, including Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living (1986), Two at a Time: Having Twins (2001), Remarkable Changes (2003) and Among Angels (2010). She also co-wrote several children's books, with her then-husband James Keach, for the This One 'N That One series. She also wrote and published the books Open Hearts: If Your Heart Is Open, Love Will Always Find Its Way In, and Open Hearts Family.