Jaclyn Smith

Actress + Businesswoman
Born Oct 26, 1947

Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known for the role of Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run (1976–81). Beginning in the 1980s, she began developing and marketing her own brands of clothing and perfume.… Read More

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  • Photos: Attention 'charlie's Angels' Fans: Jaclyn Smith And Cheryl Ladd Reunite!
    ABC News - Jan 23, 2014
  • Sr. Analyst, Business Systems
    Chicago Times - Jul 15, 2013
  • Alan Dee’s Pick Of Next Week’s Tv
    The Bucks Herald - Jul 13, 2012
  • Domenick Scudera: The Bill O'reilly 'experiment'
    Huffington Post - Apr 24, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jaclyn Smith.


1945 Birth Born on October 26, 1945.


1964 18 Years Old She graduated from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in 1964. … Read More


1968 22 Years Old She was reportedly offered the role of Victoria Winters on the ABC daytime series Dark Shadows in 1968, but turned it down.
1971 25 Years Old She landed a job as a "Breck girl" for Breck Shampoo in 1971, and a few years later joined the model/actress, Farrah Fawcett, as a spokesmodel for Wella Balsam shampoo.


1976 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 21, 1976, Smith first played Kelly Garrett in Charlie's Angels; the show was aired as a movie of the week, starring Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett (billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) as private investigators for Townsend Associates, a detective agency run by a reclusive multi-millionaire whom the women had never met. … Read More
1977 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith's first acting venture outside the Angels mold was the CBS-TV movie of the week Escape from Bogen County in 1977. … Read More
1980 34 Years Old In 1980, Smith starred with Robert Mitchum in the suspense thriller Nightkill.
1981 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the cancellation of Charlie's Angels in 1981, Smith starred in the title role of the critically acclaimed television movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, earning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
1983 37 Years Old In 1983, Smith starred as Jennifer Parker in the TV movie Rage of Angels, based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon. … Read More
1985 39 Years Old In 1985, Smith starred in the feature film Deja Vu, which was directed by her then-husband Tony Richmond.


1989 43 Years Old In 1989, she played the title role in Christine Cromwell, a mystery television series based in San Francisco, but which only lasted one season. … Read More
1991 45 Years Old Cole's son from a previous marriage, Joe Cole, with whom Smith had maintained a relationship after her divorce from his father, was murdered in 1991 during a robbery; the case remains unsolved.


2002 56 Years Old From 2002 to 2004, Smith had a recurring role as Vanessa Cavanaugh in the TV series The District.
2003 57 Years Old She reprised her role as Kelly Garrett for a cameo in the 2003 feature film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, the only "angel" from the original series to appear in either film adaptation.


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Her foray into home furnishings was extended to Kmart stores in the fall of 2008, with the chain's introduction of its Jaclyn Smith Today product line of bedding and bath accessories.
2009 63 Years Old …  In May 2009, Smith allowed a documentary crew to profile her home life, design philosophy and relationship with Kmart in an online video series sponsored by Kmart.
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010, Smith returned to acting after a five-year absence with a guest role on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2012 66 Years Old In March 2012, Smith guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Olivia Hodges, the mother of David Hodges (played by Wallace Langham).
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