Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Redhead of the Week

Stefanie Powers (born Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress and singer, who's best known for her role as Robert Wagner's wife and crime-fighting partner, Jennifer Hart, on the popular 1980s crime drama, Hart to Hart. For her contribution to the television industry, Powers has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6778 Hollywood Blvd.

Powers was born in Hollywood, California. Powers appeared in several motion pictures in the early 1960s in secondary roles such as the thriller Experiment in Terror (1962), the comedy If A Man Answers (1962) with Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, and in a serious role as the daughter of John Wayne in McLintock! (1963). In 1966, her "tempestuous" good looks led to a starring role in the short-lived television spy thriller series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. In 1969, she appeared nude for the only time in her career, in the movie Crescendo.

Couldn't find that picture. Drat.

Although she continued to appear in television guest roles and made-for-TV films, she is best known for her role opposite her old friend, Robert Wagner in the 1979-1984 hit television series, Hart to Hart.

Powers was married to actor Gary Lockwood between 1966 and 1972. She had a later relationship with actor William Holden that led to their being involved with wildlife conservation. Following his death in 1981, Powers became President of the "William Holden Wildlife Foundation" and a director of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch in Kenya. In the United States, she works with both the Cincinnati and Atlanta zoos. She devotes a great deal of time to the cause and is international guest speaker on wildlife preservation.

On April 1, 1993 she married a somewhat younger French aristocrat, Patrick Houitte de la Chesnais, but they divorced in 1999. Powers has no children.

Thanks to Stefanie and Wikipedia.


corkface said...

she is my all time favorite

Austin Carr said...

Some wag sent me those nude photos, if you're interested.

corkface said...

only the real thing will do