Lesley-Anne was born and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modeling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Lesley had completed four films and was voted Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager.
Down first gained international popularity as Georgina Worsley in the British series Upstairs, Downstairs, which became a hit on PBS in the U.S.
Lesley-Anne has starred in numerous feature films, including A Little Night Music, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Betsy, The Great Train Robbery, Hanover Street, Rough Cut and Sphinx. She starred in the television movies The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Indiscreet and Arch of Triumph and in the mini-series The Last Days of Pompeii and North and South, as well as its two sequels.
Down also appeared for six episodes as Stephanie Rogers in the primetime television series Dallas, on CBS. Her previous daytime experience includes roles as Olivia Richards in Sunset Beach and Lady Sheraton in Days of Our Lives. On stage, Lesley-Anne has appeared in Hamlet and a musical version of Great Expectations.
In the course of her career, Lesley-Anne has earned Golden Globe nominations, German Bravo Awards, the British Best Actress Award and the covers of numerous publications throughout the world, including Life Magazine.
Lesley-Anne met her husband Don Fauntleroy while filming North and South. They live in Malibu, California with their five year-old son George-Edward. She also has a twenty year-old son, Jack, from her earlier marriage to director William Friedkin and two step-children, Season and Juliana, from Don's previous marriage. When she's not on the set, Lesley-Anne prefers to spend her free time with her children and animals. She has an extensive collection of Victorian children's books, which she has collected since age 15.
Lesley-Anne is 5'5" tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.
Lesley-Anne Down Facts
|March 17, 1954 (69)
|London, England, United Kingdom
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|The King's Guard
|Agatha Christie Classic Mystery Collection
|Upstairs, Downstairs: The Complete Series
|The Great Train Robbery
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