Danielle Steel

No one explored the mysteries of the heart better than Danielle Steel. The queen of romance novels, Steel helped her readers escape the mundane and live vicariously through the lives of women who had it all - beauty ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1947 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (21)

Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Star" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Now and Forever 1981 (Movie)

("Now and Forever") (Source Material (from novel))

Danielle Steel's "Family Album" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Fine Things" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Message From Nam" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Palomino" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Zoya" (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's Full Circle (TV Show)

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Actor (1)

George Hamilton: Playing the Movie Star 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

No one explored the mysteries of the heart better than Danielle Steel. The queen of romance novels, Steel helped her readers escape the mundane and live vicariously through the lives of women who had it all - beauty, money, love, and power. Steel wrote more than 75 books, and since Passion's Promise (1977), every one of her books landed on the New York Times bestseller lists. More than 20 novels were adapted for film and TV as well, including the top-rated ABC miniseries "Crossings" (1986) starring Christopher Plummer, Cheryl Ladd and Jane Seymour, and the Golden Globe-nominated series "Jewels" (NBC, 1992). In her work, Steel explored universal themes - family, work, and tragedy - and almost all of her heroines endured a doomed relationship before finding true love. Later in her career, she tackled contemporary issues like men raising children in Daddy (1989) and women struggling with body image in Big Girl (2010). In spite of her commercial success, critics rarely had kind words for her formulaic "poor little rich girl" themes, yet, Steel gave her ardent readers what they truly wanted: escapist romances, strong heroines, and happy endings. With over 580 million copies of her books in print, Danielle Steel proved that she was one of the most beloved and successful writers of the 20th century.

EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design

New York , New York 1963

Lycée Français de New York

New York , New York 1963

New York University

New York , New York 1963 - 1967

Milestones

2009

Inducted into California Hall of Fame

2007

Video release "Safe Harbour," starring Melissa Gilbert, adapted from 2003 novel

2006

Elizabeth Arden launched perfume Danielle by Danielle Steel

2003

Opened Steel Gallery, an art gallery in San Francisco, CA

1998

Wrote His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina about her son's struggle with mental illness and suicide

1994

Unauthorized biography The Lives of Danielle Steel released

1992

Romantic drama "Jewels" (NBC) adapted from novel of the same name

1989

Listed in Guinness Book of World Records for having a book on New York Times Bestseller List for most consecutive weeks of any author (381 consecutive weeks)

1989

Began publishing Max and Martha children's book series

1986

Made miniseries writing debut with ABC war epic "Crossings," starring Ladd and Christopher Plummer

1984

Released non-fiction books Love: Poems and Having a Baby

1983

Novel adapted into feature film "Now and Forever," starring Cheryl Ladd and Robert Coleby

1978

Wrote bestseller Now and Forever

1977

Released breakthrough romance novel Passion's Promise, inspired by her relationship with former inmate Danny Zugelder

1972

Published debut novel Going Home

Worked for New York public relations agency Supergirls

Moved to San Francisco, CA to work for Grey Advertising as a copywriter

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