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Jane Seymour (actress)

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Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg OBE (born February 15, 1951) is a British actress who took the stage name Jane Seymour at age 17. She is probably best known today as the star of television's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, of which she was also executive producer. She has had a long career in both film and television going back to 1969. Her first major role was as Emma Callon in The Onedin Line. She was also a Bond girl in Live and Let Die (1973).

Seymour was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth on New Year's Eve, 1999.

She is mother to twin sons by actor James Keach (her fourth and present husband). The twins were named "Johnny" and "Kris" after family friends Johnny Cash and Christopher Reeve (with whom she starred in Somewhere in Time). She is also mother to a son and daughter by David Flynn (her third husband).

Born in Hayes, London, she became an American citizen on February 11, 2005.

Trivia

  • Her eyes are different colours. Her right eye is green and her left eye is brown. (See Heterochromia iridium.)
  • Due to her mother's nationality, she is fluent in Dutch as well as English.
  • The Cure and Radiohead have both recorded in her house in England. Particularly the latter band recorded their acclaimed OK Computer.

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