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Lesley-Anne Down was born in London on the 17th March 1954. She began modelling at 10 and at the age of 16 was voted "Most Beautiful Teenager" in Britain in 1970.
She lived with Bruce Robinson for ten years after meeting him at age 15. She came to America at age 17.
She is the mother of two sons - from her marriage to Don E. FauntLeRoy, and Jack, from her marriage to William Friedkin.
Son, Jack, with William Friedkin, born c. 1982
Son, George-Edward, with Don E. FauntLeroy, born c. 1998.
When she was filming "Days of Our Lives" (1965), her father was due to leave to go back to England but suddenly had an angiogram, pains in his chest, resulting in a quadruple bypass operation.
Parents: Isobel (from Scotland, UK) and Jack/James (from UK).
She met Don E. FauntLeroy when she was filming the miniseries "North and South" (1985) (mini). She and then husband Enrique Gabriel met on the set of Sphinx (1981) and were married only a few days later. Their relationship was a short one and ended in an annulment. Lesley-Anne recalls her marriage as an "exciting ride". Not long after her annulment, she met director William Friedkin, whom she later married.
Originally, Maud Adams was to star in "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" but after she'd been filming for two days the role was recast for some reason and Lesley-Anne Down got the part instead.
Lesley Anne Down appeared in films like "School for Unclaimed Girls" (1969), "Countess Dracula" (1970), "Pope Joan" (1972), and "Scalawag" (1973), but the blossoming beauty caught the attention of American audiences as Georgina in the acclaimed TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs." That show's success put her in hot demand as a romantic-and often, simply decorative-lead in "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976), "A Little Night Music" (1977), "The Betsy" (1978), "The Great Train Robbery", "Hanover Street" (both 1979), "Rough Cut" (1980), and "Sphinx" (1981). Since then, Down has appeared mostly in TV movies and miniseries like "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "North and South," and its sequels, with only occasional films like "Nomads" (1986) and "Death Wish V" (1994) in between.
Where Are They Now?
Recently seen in the US soap, "The Bold and the Beautiful".
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Below are a couple of Lesley Anne Down repro. film posters to give you a taster as to what is out there.
You won't be surprised to know but the company with the most varied of Lesley-Anne Down repro. film posters is amazon. A direct link to their Lesley-Anne Down poster page is below.
They come in various sizes and usually work out to be less than $10 per poster which I don't think is too bad. You get an unusual and beautiful item to hang on your walls and I bet your friends won't have it.
Here, occasionally, you will find an original poster from the time of the release of the movie. They are obviously far more expensive but if you have the money they are worth it as they are works of art in their own right.
Direct Link: Lesley-Anne Down Film Posters available @ amazon.com.
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