Jane Seymour: Biography
Jane Seymour is an accomplished actress, director and producer in film, stage and television. Learn more about her life and accomplishments.
British actress Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in, England on February 15, 1951. She started dancing at a young age and when she was thirteen she performed for the London Festival Ballet. After she enrolled in the Arts Educational Trust, that same year she became interested in acting. Her film debut was in "Oh, What A Lovely War" which gave her the exposure she needed to be noticed as an actress by a top agent in the United Kingdom. She also performed on BBC radio shows. It was while she was in the movie "Young Winston" did she attract the attention of top film producers.
In 1973, she was in the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" with actor Roger Moore. The character she played was the fortuneteller Solitaire. Miss Seymour also starred in the movies "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve, "Haunted Passion" and "East of Eden" to name a few. She is also known for portraying the doctor on the television series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." She is also known for her work on the Broadway stage. In between producing, directing and acting in movies, Miss Seymour can be seen as an advertising spokesman on television commercials as for Gerber baby products as well as being the Honorary Chairperson for City Hearts, an organization that enriches the lives of abused children.
She is currently married to her fourth husband, James Keach and has four children. Jane and her husband have collaborated on a series of books since the birth of their twin sons titled "This One and That One."