Stefanie Powers

Actor, Dancer, Producer
A near constant presence on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, actress Stephanie Powers became known for her always reliable portrayals of smart, sexy and intelligent women. A native of Hollywood, Powers began ... Read more »
Born: 11/01/1942 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (97)

Love By The Book 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Ring By Spring 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Reading, Writing & Romance 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Meet My Mom 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabbit Fever 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

What About Joan 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wine Express 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Ava Gardner 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Queen Noor: Between Two Realms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

William Holden: An Untamed Spirit 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Funding Your Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Polish Americans 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Harts in High Season 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Harts in 3/4 Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels II: Beyond the Light 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret World of Dreams 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Sea World/Busch Gardens Summer Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

When Will I Be Loved? 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

William Holden: The Golden Boy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sharks of Treasure Island 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Maggie 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Deceptions 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Secrets 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Invisible Strangler 1984 (Movie)

Candy Barrett (Actor)

Famous Lives 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope For President 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Hart to Hart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape to Athena 1979 (Movie)

Dottie (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Moon & Jud McGraw 1977 (Movie)

Little Moon (Actor)

Sky Hei$t 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Herbie Rides Again 1974 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1974 (Movie)

Georgina (Actor)

Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Games 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Topper Returns 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Man 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

Crescendo 1971 (Movie)

Susan Roberts (Actor)

The Boatniks 1970 (Movie)

Kate Fairchild (Actor)

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Stagecoach 1966 (Movie)

Mrs Lucy Mallory (Actor)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

Liz Thayer (Actor)

Die! Die! My Darling! 1965 (Movie)

Pat Carroll (Actor)

Love Has Many Faces 1964 (Movie)

Carol Lambert (Actor)

The New Interns 1963 (Movie)

Gloria Worship (Actor)

Experiment in Terror 1962 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Becky McLintock (Actor)

Palm Springs Weekend 1962 (Movie)

Bunny Dixon (Actor)

If a Man Answers 1961 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

The Interns 1961 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Tammy Tell Me True 1960 (Movie)

Speech Student (Actor)

A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

Actor

At Mother's Request (TV Show)

Actor

Five Desperate Women (TV Show)

Actor

Good King Wenceslas (TV Show)

Actor

Hardcase (TV Show)

Actor

Hart to Hart (TV Show)

Actor

Hart to Hart Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Never Con a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

No Place to Run (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Earth (TV Show)

Actor

She Was Marked For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Show)

Actor

Skyway to Death (TV Show)

Actor

Someone Is Watching (TV Show)

Actor

Survive the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet, Sweet Rachel (TV Show)

Actor

The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Actor

The Feather and Father Gang (TV Show)

Actor

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A near constant presence on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, actress Stephanie Powers became known for her always reliable portrayals of smart, sexy and intelligent women. A native of Hollywood, Powers began pursuing her career while still a teenager, landing early roles in films that included "Experiment in Terror" (1962) and "McClintock!" (1963). Her eponymous role as "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1966-67) nearly made her a household name, despite being canceled after only one season. Soon after, Powers flourished during the heyday of made-for-television movies, appearing almost weekly, it seemed, in such fare as "Five Desperate Women" (ABC, 1971) and "A Death in Canaan" (CBS, 1978). It was, however, in her role as the elegant and erudite Jennifer Hart opposite Robert Wagner on the adventure series "Hart to Hart" (ABC, 1979-1984) that she would be most associated for the remainder of her career. In 1981, the sudden deaths of her companion, William Holden, and Wagner's wife, Natalie Wood, within weeks of each other, came as devastating blows at the height of the show's popularity. In the years that followed, Powers continued the wildlife preservation efforts that she and Holden had been so passionate about, even as she continued to act - albeit less frequently - on select television projects, including a return as Jennifer Hart alongside Wagner in several made-for-TV movies. Boasting a personal life as fulfilling as her vast acting repertoire, Powers continually explored new roles in film, theater, television, and, most importantly, the world at large.

Relationships

Patrick de la Chesnais

Husband
French born c. 1948 married on April 1, 1993 separated in 1998 filed for divorce on June 18, 1999

William Holden Actor

Companion
together in 1970s died in 1981

Gary Lockwood

Husband
married 1964 divorced 1971

EDUCATION

Hollywood High School

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2005

Cast as Anna in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I"

1997

Named to host the cable movie channel Romance Classics

1996

Cast in a tour of the revival of "Applause"; played Margo Channing

1995

Successfully sued London Daily Mail for libel over report Powers had sexually harassed a former assistant and was also an alcoholic

1993

Reprised role of Jennifer Hart in several TV-movies

1991

Starred onstage in the London musical, "Matador", as an Ava Gardner-like character

1984

TV producing debut, the TV-movie "Family Secrets"; also co-starred

1979

Played Jennifer Hart in "Hart to Hart", opposite Robert Wagner

1977

Starred in ABC miniseries "Washington Behind Closed Doors"

1977

Co-starred with Harold Gould in the crime drama series, "The Feather and Father Gang"

1970

TV-movie debut, "Five Desperate Women" (ABC)

1966

Played title role in NBC TV series, "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."

1963

Early TV credit, "Swingin' Together"

1962

Played Gloria in "The Interns"; a role she reprised in the 1964 sequel

1961

Film debut, "Tammy, Tell Me True"

Appeared in several miniseries and TV-movies including "Mistral's Daughter" (1984) and "At Mother's Request" (1987)

Bonus Trivia

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In addition to working for animal rights, Powers has designed a line of clothes which was sold on the Home Shopping Network and has released two home videos--one on horseback riding (1989) and the other demonstrating exercises which can be done to Broadway show tunes (1992).

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The William Holden Wildlife Foundation, of which Powers is president, serves 10,000 students per year and is located near the Mt. Kenya Game Ranch founded by Holden in the late 1950s.

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Powers has been involved with several US zoos, including those in Cincinnati and Atlanta, where she works on several species survival programs.

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Powers has served as spokesperson for the HomeAgain Companion Animal Retrieval System, a microchip inplant designed to track house pets and help return them to their owners if they stray or are stolen.

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Powers is conversant in English, Polish, Spanish, French, Italian, and Swahili.

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Powers went to Hollywood High School with Linda Evans, best-known as the co-star of "Dynasty"

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"I've never been threatened by animals. Generally, unless you are deaf, dumb, blind and stupid, you try not to be in their territory, or misunderstand where their territory is. It's generally human beings who make the mistake. The animals are just behaving the way they normally do."---Stefanie Powers

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"It's been a long, long journey, but I've had such extraordinary opportunities to work with remarkable people."---Powers quoted to Venice magazine, April 2005.

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