Last Updated: May 14, 2024
Info
Category:
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$60 Million
Birthdate:
Feb 15, 1951 (73 years old)
Birthplace:
Hayes, Hillingdon
Gender:
Female
Height:
5 ft 3 in (1.61 m)
Profession:
Actor, Film Producer, Television producer
Nationality:
United Kingdom
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Jane Seymour OBE is a British-American actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $60 million. Jane Seymour is most widely recognized for her roles as a Bond girl in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" and the titular role in the popular drama "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."

Seymour's acting career truly took off with her 1973 role in "Live and Let Die," but her talents extended far beyond the Bond franchise. In the 1980s, she starred in several successful mini-series, including "East of Eden" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel," earning critical acclaim for her performances.

One of the defining roles of Seymour's career came in the 1990s when she began starring as Dr. Michaela Quinn in the television series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." This role earned her a Golden Globe Award and solidified her reputation as a versatile and committed actress capable of tackling complex and varied roles. The show ran for six seasons, and Seymour's portrayal of a female doctor in the 19th century resonated with many viewers.

In addition to her work on screen, Jane is also a talented writer and artist. She has written several self-help and inspirational books and has even launched her own line of jewelry. Her artistic pursuits showcase her creativity and passion for various forms of self-expression.

Seymour's career has not been without challenges. She has spoken openly about facing discrimination and the difficulties of navigating Hollywood as an aging actress. Despite these challenges, she has continued to find success, taking on roles in both film and television that showcase her depth and talent.

Her philanthropic efforts also deserve mention. Jane is actively involved in various charitable organizations and causes, focusing on child abuse, cardiac research, and art therapy. Her humanitarian work reflects a deep commitment to using her platform to make a positive impact on the world.

Early Life

Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg on February 15, 1951, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England (now a part of Greater London). Her mother, Mieke, was a nurse, and her father, Benjamin John Frankenberg, was a distinguished gynecologist and obstetrician. Her mother was a prisoner of war during World War II in the Dutch East Indies, now present-day Indonesia.

Jane has stated she learned Dutch from her mother and her fellow survivors from the Japanese concentration camp, who frequently spent holidays together in the Netherlands when she was growing up. Seymour can also speak fluent French. She went to school at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, England. She chose the stage name Jane Seymour after the English Queen of the same name.

Acting Career

Seymour's career began in 1969 when at the age of 18, she got an un-credited part in the movie "Oh! What A Lovely War" from director Richard Attenborough. This isn't the only connection she has to Attenborough – she later married his son Michael after working on the movie. Jane's big break came from a major role a year later in the movie "The Only Way." She played Lillian Stein, a Jewish woman seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. In 1973, Seymour got her first major TV role when she played Emma Callon in the successful series "The Onedin Line." She also appeared in the two-part TV miniseries "Frankenstein: The True Story" during this time.

Three years later, in 1973, Jane finally gained some international exposure as Bond girl Solitaire in "Live and Let Die," starring Roger Moore. IGN ranked her 10th in a Top 10 Bond Babes list. She also appeared in another adventure film, "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," the third in a trilogy of "Sinbad" films featuring stop-motion animation from Ray Harryhausen. In 1978, she appeared in the film "Battlestar Galactica" as Serina and in the first five episodes of the TV series. Seymour returned to the big screen to star opposite Chevy Chase in "Oh Heavenly Dog" in 1978. In 1980, she played the role of Constanze on stage in "Amadeus," opposite Ian McKellen and Tim Curry. It ran for 1,181 performances and won five Tony Awards.

Young Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour in 1972 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Her next film was the period romance "Somewhere in Time." In 1981, she won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Cathy Ames in the television film "East of Eden," based on the novel by John Steinbeck. The following year, she appeared in "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and in 1984 appeared in the box office flop "Lassiter." Seymour got the female lead in the 12-part TV miniseries "War and Remembrance." That same year, Seymour won her first Emmy Award for playing Maria Callas in the TV movie "Onassis: The Richest Man in the World."

She continued to work in TV and film until landing her most famous role as Dr. Quinn in the TV drama "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," for which she is most known today. She played the role during the show's run from 1993 to 2001. Her work on the series earned her a second Golden Globe. She also appeared in the television sequels of "Dr. Quinn."

Seymour continued to work primarily in television in the 2000s. In 2004 and 2005, she made six guest appearances in the WB series "Smallville." In 2005, she returned to the big screen in the comedy "Wedding Crashers," in which she played Kathleen Cleary, the wife of fictional U.S. Secretary of the State. She guest-starred on "How I Met Your Mother," "Justice," "In Case of Emergency," "Castle," "The Kominsky Method," and others. She was a contestant on season five of "Dancing with the Stars" and finished in sixth place with her partner Tony Dovolani. In April 2016, she starred as Florence Lancaster in the play "The Vortex," presented in Singapore by the British Theatre Playhouse.

She's also an author, penning the books "Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living" (1986), "Two at a Time: Having Twins" (2002), "Remarkable Changes" (2003), and "Among Angels" (2010). She also co-wrote several books with then-husband James Keach.

Entrepreneurship

Since 2008, Jane has partnered with Kay Jewelers to design various jewelry lines, notably the "Open Heart Collection."

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Personal Life

Jane has been married and divorced four times, first to Michael Attenborough from 1971 to 1973. She was then married to Attenborough's friend Geoffrey Planer from 1977 to 1978. In 1981, she married David Flynn and had two children with him: Katherine, born in 1982, and Sean, born in 1985. Flynn had involved Seymour in some shady housing market deals which left her "completely beyond bankrupt." The pair divorced in 1992. After that, Jane married James Keach. They had twins, John and Kristopher, born in 1995. She and Keach divorced in December 2015 after James was caught cheating on Jane with a friend of hers. They initially separated in 2013. Since 2014, Jane has dated producer David Green.

Seymour became a naturalized U.S. citizen in February 2005. She and Green reside in Malibu and Hawaii.

Jane also has a healthy career in philanthropy, which uses her net worth for charitable purposes. She is a celebrity ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization that helps victims of child abuse and neglect.

One of Seymour's most notable physical features is heterochromia, which makes her right eye brown and her left eye green. In February 2018, she posed for "Playboy," marking her third time posing for the magazine. At age 67, she was the oldest woman to be photographed for the magazine in its history.

Jane Seymour

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Real Estate

Jane's ex-husband James Keach is the brother of actor Stacy Keach. This is notable because in 2004, James and Jane bought Stacy's clifftop Malibu mansion for $4.5 million. Stacy had owned the six-acre property for 25+ years, and the existing structures were totally dilapidated. Jane and James reportedly spent $5 million on renovations over several years. The end result was a stunning 6,300-square-foot Tudor-style mansion that today features a recording studio and a cinema that can be converted into a full stage.

At one point, Jane and James listed the home for sale for $16 million. According to the public real estate records, they never found a buyer, and Jane continues to occupy the home. Today, the property is likely worth $20+ million.

They also owned a second Malibu mansion, which they appear to have sold for $11 million in the early 2010s. Jane and James owned a large estate in an English town called Bath as well.

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