40 Facts About Stefanie Powers


Stefanie Powers was born on November 2,1942 and is an American actress.


Stefanie Powers is best known for her role as Jennifer Hart on the mystery television series Hart to Hart, for which she received nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.


At the age of 16, she was put under studio contract with Columbia Pictures, and as was the movie-industry custom in those days, her name change to the more Anglo-Saxon-sounding "Stefanie Powers" was made a part of the deal.


Stefanie Powers' father, Morrison Bloomfield Paul, reportedly a cinematographer, was born in Montreal to a Jewish immigrant family from Eastern Europe.


Stefanie Powers was estranged from her father, whom she barely refers to and whose name is never mentioned in her memoir One from the Hart, in which she refers to the "tension and unhappiness created by my father's presence".


Stefanie Powers remained very close throughout her life to her mother, who was born Juliana Dimitria Golan on a farm near Middletown, New York to Catholic parents of Polish descent.


Stefanie Powers had an older brother, Jeffrey Julian Paul, of Orangevale, California, as well as a half-sister, Diane Pascoe Hanson Baillie, who died in 2000.


Stefanie Powers was a cheerleader at Hollywood High School; for a time, one of her schoolmates was Nancy Sinatra, who graduated from University High in June 1958.


In 1965, using the alias Taffy Paul, Stefanie Powers made the obscure independent film The Young Sinner.


Stefanie Powers played a schoolgirl in Tammy Tell Me True, and Bunny, the police chief's daughter, in Palm Springs Weekend.


Stefanie Powers appeared in the 1962 hospital melodrama The Interns and its sequel The New Interns in 1964.


In 1967, Stefanie Powers appeared in Warning Shot with David Janssen.


Stefanie Powers was a guest star in the Robert Wagner series It Takes a Thief in 1970.


Stefanie Powers appeared in these shows long after she signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1970.


In 1977, Stefanie Powers played Sally Whalen in the six-part television miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, produced by Paramount Television.


The series had Stefanie Powers cast with a strong cast, including Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Robert Vaughn, Lois Nettleton and John Houseman.


In 1978, Stefanie Powers starred with Paul Clemens and Brian Dennehy in the TV movie A Death in Canaan, directed by Tony Richardson.


In 1979, Stefanie Powers starred with Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Sonny Bono and Elliott Gould, in the British adventure feature film Escape to Athena, in which a group of Anglo-American prisoners of the Germans scramble to liberate themselves and some Greek art treasures.


In 1985, Stefanie Powers starred as twins who swap places leading to dire consequences in the two-part TV movie Deceptions.


Stefanie Powers starred with John Barrowman in Matador, a 1991 London stage musical, at the Queen's Theater.


Stefanie Powers starred with Robert Wagner in the 1993 stage production Love Letters at the Chicago Theatre.


In 1996, Stefanie Powers toured as Margo Channing in a production of Applause, with hopes of a Broadway revival, which did not materialize.


Stefanie Powers toured the UK in 2002 playing Anna Leonowens in a revival of The King and I, and toured the US in 2004 and 2005 in the same role.


Stefanie Powers released her debut music CD in 2003, titled On The Same Page.


Jane Stefanie Powers, after being widowed, was due to marry her much younger fiance David Wilde, but in the lead-up to the wedding, her daughter and fiance David fell in love and ran off together.


Stefanie Powers was a contestant in the reality TV show 11th series of I'm a Celebrity.


Stefanie Powers was the first celebrity to be eliminated on November 25,2011.


Stefanie Powers started a tour of Looped, a stage play about her former co-star Tallulah Bankhead in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 26,2013.


Stefanie Powers starred in the musical Gotta Dance, which premiered in Chicago in December 2015 through January 2016.


In November 2017, it was announced that Powers had joined the cast for a developmental reading of Love Affair, a musical with book, music and lyrics by Joseph J Simeone, based on the 1939 film of the same name.


In 2018, Stefanie Powers co-starred in the feature film The Artist's Wife alongside lead actors Bruce Dern and Lena Olin.


Stefanie Powers was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award in 1993 for her stage performance in Love Letters.


On March 12,2011, Stefanie Powers received the Steiger Award for accomplishment in the arts.


Stefanie Powers was married to actor Gary Lockwood from 1966 to 1972.


Stefanie Powers had a relationship with actor William Holden from just after her divorce to just before his death that led to their joint involvement with wildlife conservation.


Stefanie Powers described the relationship by saying they were soul mates.


Stefanie Powers died in 1981; by the following year, Powers was founding President of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation and a director of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch and Wildlife Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya.


Stefanie Powers devotes a great deal of time to the cause and is an international guest speaker on wildlife preservation.


In November 2008, Stefanie Powers, who was a smoker for 20 years, was diagnosed with alveolar carcinoma, a form of lung cancer.


Stefanie Powers had surgery to remove part of her right lung on January 29,2009, the same month her mother died of pneumonia, aged 96, in Los Angeles.