Emma Samms

Actor, Screenwriter, Model
Emma Samms was a raven-haired, dark-eyed British beauty with milky-white skin who invaded American daytime and primetime soap operas in the 1980s, earning some degree of fame as Holly Scorpio on ABC's "General Hospital" ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1960 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (61)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Boogeyman 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Shelley Beetle (Actor)

The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Update Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Humanoids From the Deep 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Respects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Models Inc. 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Harmful Intent 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Illusions 1992 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Delirious 1991 (Movie)

Rachel Hedison--Laura (Actor)

The 12th Annual ACE Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Inheritance 1990 (Movie)

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Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shrimp on the Barbie 1990 (Movie)

Alexandra Hobart (Actor)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1989 Miss Universe Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thirteenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Anderson's Sideshow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Calgary Olympic Holiday Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Murder in Three Acts" 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colbys 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '86 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Hollywood, 1986 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Arabian Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Princess Zuleira (Actor)

Bejewelled (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Goliath Awaits (TV Show)

Actor

More Wild Wild West (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

Star Quest (TV Show)

Actor

Supernova (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Show)

Actor

The Stuntman Awards (TV Show)

Actor

Treacherous Beauties (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

His Bodyguard (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

Emma Samms was a raven-haired, dark-eyed British beauty with milky-white skin who invaded American daytime and primetime soap operas in the 1980s, earning some degree of fame as Holly Scorpio on ABC's "General Hospital" and as the second Fallon (replacing Pamela Sue Martin) on ABC's "Dynasty" and its spin-off, "Dynasty II: The Colbys".

Relationships

Marvin Hamlisch Music

Companion
Briefly engaged in the late 1970s

Beatrice Holloway

Daughter
born on March 30, 1998

Cameron Holloway

Son
born in November 1996

John Holloway

Husband

John Maucere

Companion
hearing-impaired partial inspiration for Samms' first teleplay

Bansi Nagji

Husband

Louise Pharis

Sister
president of the Emma Samms Fan Club

Jonathan Prince

Companion
involved romantically in late 80s

Tristan Rogers Music

Companion
Appeared together on "General Hospital" no longer together

G Samuelson

Grandparent

Michael Samuelson

Father
operated Samuelson Film Service, Ltd, a film equipment rental business died on August 27, 1998 at age 67

Jamie Samuelson

Brother
died of aplastic anemia when Samms was nine

George Samuelson

Grandfather
produced films in the silent era born in 1888 died in 1947

David Samuelson

Uncle
partner with her father

Tony Samuelson

Uncle
partner with her father

Marc Samuelson

Cousin
partnered with his brother Peter

Peter Samuelson

Cousin
co-founded Starlight Children's Foundation with Samms

EDUCATION

Royal Ballet School

Milestones

2006

Revised the role of Holly Sutton Scorpio, for a six-week return to ABC's "General Hospital," with former on screen (and formerly deceased) husband Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio)

2003

Appeared in four episodes of the BBC series "Holby City"

2002

Acted in the PAX movie "Pretend You Don't See"

1998

Sold first teleplay, "His Bodyguard", to USA Network

1995

After cancellation of "Models, Inc." moved back to England

1995

Joined the cast of "Models, Inc." in effort to revive sagging ratings

1992

Revived the role of Holly Scorpio in "General Hospital" (ABC) (character had been killed off in a plane crash when Samms left show in 1985)

1990

Played Cheech Marin's leading lady in "The Shrimp on the Barbie"

1982

Appeared as Holly Scorpio on the ABC daytime drama, "General Hospital"

1981

Made TV debut in "Goliath Awaits" miniseries

1979

Co-founded Starlight Foundation, which provides entertainment to seriously ill children

1978

Made feature film debut in "Arabian Adventure"

1976

Stricken with bursitis, her ballet dreams crumble at age 16 (date approximate)

1969

Left home at age 10 to begin studying at the Royal Ballet School (date approximate)

Became model for Japanese cosmetics company

Will join the cast of CBS' "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar"

Played Fallon Carrington Colby on ABC primetime soap "Dynasty" and its spin-off "Dynasty II: The Colbys" (the latter ran from 1985-87)

Bonus Trivia

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"I was so frustrated that I couldn't help him [her dying brother]. I lived with this horrible feeling inside of me, and putting the [Starlight] Foundation together has been very therapeutic." --Emma Samms in USA Today, November 22, 1994.

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"Emma has this image of being a delicate flower. But she is not delicate ... she is driven." --Jonathan Prince, Samms' former beau, to TV Guide, January 9, 1988.

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