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Date of Birth: 17 March 1954, London, England, UK

Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)



Lesley-Anne Down was born and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modelling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted “Britain’s Most Beautiful Teenager.”

Lesley-Anne first gained international popularity as Georgina Worsley in the British series Upstairs, Downstairs, which became a hit on PBS in the U.S. 

Lesley-Anne Down has starred in films, including A Little Night Music, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Betsy, The Great Train Robbery, Hanover Street, Rough Cut and Sphinx She starred in the television movies The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Indiscreet and Arch of Triumph and in the mini-series The Last Days of Pompeii and North and South.

She appeared for six episodes as Stephanie Rogers in the primetime television series Dallas, on the CBS Network. Her previous daytime experience includes roles as Olivia Richards in Sunset Beach and Lady Sheraton in Days of Our Lives. On stage, she has appeared in Hamlet and a musical version of Great Expectations. 

As for her career, Lesley-Anne Down has earned Golden Globe nominations, German Bravo Awards, the British Best Actress Award, The Rose D’or Best Soap Opera Actress award and the covers of numerous publications throughout the world, including Life Magazine. Lesley-Anne was awarded for the 2006 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Award for the most Popular Supporting Female for her role as Jackie on The Bold and The Beautiful.

Lesley-Anne Down met her husband Don Fauntleroy while filming North and South. They live in Malibu, California with their son George-Edward. She also has a son, Jack, from her earlier marriage to director William Friedkin and two step-children, Season and Juliana, from Don’s previous marriage. When she’s not on the set, Down prefers to spend her free time with her children and animals. She has an extensive collection of Victorian children’s books, which she has collected since age 15. Lesley-Anne Down is 5’5” tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.




"The Bold and the Beautiful" .... Jacqueline 'Jackie' Payne Marone / ... (488 episodes, 2003-2008)

Mercenary for Justice (2006) (V) (uncredited) .... Newscaster 

Seven Days of Grace (2006) .... Lillian 

Today You Die (2005) (V) .... Bank Manager 

13th Child (2002) .... District Attorney Murphy 

"Days of Our Lives" .... Lady Sheraton (5 episodes, 2001)

The Perfect Wife (2001) (TV) .... Helen Coburn 

The Meeksville Ghost (2001) .... Emily Meeks 

You Belong to Me (2001) (TV) .... Dr. Susan Chancellor 

The King's Guard (2000) .... Queen Beatrice 

"Sunset Beach" .... Olivia Richards (348 episodes, 1997-1999)

Young Hearts Unlimited (1998) (TV) .... Barbara Young 

Meet Wally Sparks (1997) .... Hooker Nurse 

"Diagnosis Murder" .... Catherine Windsor (1 episode, 1996)

 The Secret Agent Club (1996) .... Eve 

Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus (1996) (TV) .... Morgana 

Family of Cops (1995) (TV) .... Anna Novacek 

In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994) .... Jean Bradshaw 

"Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III" (1994) TV mini-series .... Madeline Main 

"The Nanny" .... Chloe Simpson (1 episode, 1994)

Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) .... Olivia Regent 

Munchie Strikes Back (1994) .... Linda McClelland 

Night Trap (1993) .... Christine Turner  

1775 (1992) (TV) .... Annabelle Proctor 

Out of Control (1992) .... Elaine Patterson 

"Dallas" .... Stephanie Rogers (8 episodes, 1990)

"CBS Schoolbreak Special" .... Speaker (1 episode, 1989)

Night Walk (1989) (TV) .... Geneva Miller 

"CBS Summer Playhouse" .... Cassandra (1 episode, 1989)

Ladykillers (1988) (TV) .... Morganna Ross 

Indiscreet (1988) (TV) .... Anne Kingston 

"North and South, Book II" (1986) TV mini-series .... Madeline LaMotte Main 

Nomads (1986) .... Flax 

"North and South" (1985) TV mini-series .... Madeline Fabray LaMotte 

Arch of Triumph (1985) (TV) .... Joan Madou 

"The Last Days of Pompeii" (1984) TV mini-series .... Chloe 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) (TV) .... Esmeralda

Murder Is Easy (1982) (TV) .... Bridget Conway 

"BBC2 Playhouse" .... Unity Mitford (1 episode, 1981)

Sphinx (1981) .... Erica Baron 

Rough Cut (1980) .... Gillian Bromley 

Hanover Street (1979) .... Margaret Sellinger 

The First Great Train Robbery (1979) .... Miriam 

The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (1978) (TV) .... Phyllis Dixey 

The Betsy (1978) .... Lady Bobby Ayres 

A Little Night Music (1977) .... Anne Egerman 

"Supernatural" .... Felizitas (1 episode, 1977)

"Play of the Month" .... Ellie Dunn (1 episode, 1977)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) .... Olga Bariosova 

"When the Boat Comes In" .... Jane Cromer (1 episode, 1976)

"Upstairs, Downstairs" .... Georgina / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1975)

"The Sweeney" .... Caroline Selhurst (1 episode, 1975)

Brannigan (1975) (as Lesley Anne Down) .... Luana

"Bedtime Stories" .... Monica (1 episode, 1974)

Scalawag (1973) .... Lucy-Ann 

From Beyond the Grave (1973) .... Rosemary Seaton (segment "The Door") 

Pope Joan (1972) .... Cecilia 

"Public Eye" .... Anne Biddersloe (1 episode, 1971)

"Out of the Unknown" .... Diana Carver (1 episode, 1971)

"Six Dates with Barker" .... Cheeky (1 episode, 1971)

Countess Dracula (1971) .... Ilona Nodosheen, Elisabeth's Daughter 

Assault (1971/I) .... Tessa Hurst 

Sin un adiós (1970) 

School for Unclaimed Girls (1969) (as Lesley Down) .... Diana 

All the Right Noises (1969) .... Laura



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Aaaaw, I was so in love with Madeline and Orry :wub:

I wasn't allowed to watch it when it was first aired on German television. My mother thought it would be too brutal for me to watch, I was about 8 or something. So I sneaked into the living room in the evening and hid under the sofa to see it - I never got caught, but I woke up a few times in the middle of the night still lying on the carpet :laugh:

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