Jaclyn Smith is the host on Bravo's hairstyling reality competition, "Shear Genius."

For more than three decades Jaclyn Smith has held the public's interest as an award winning actress, designer and role model. Smith loves her family, her home, gardening, Tchaikovsky, baseball, "Gone with the Wind," her mother's cooking — and her dogs. Smith manages her life and legendary career with grace and style.

A native of Houston, Texas, Smith put on her first pair of dancing shoes at the age of three. Smith studied drama at Trinity University and she was soon in productions of "Bye Bye Birdie," "West Side Story," and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Smith left Texas to pursue her dream as a dancer. While in New York, an agent believed her classic beauty made her a natural for television cameras and Smith soon came into American homes as the Breck Girl, which led to relationships with Wella Balsam and Max Factor. While with Max Factor she developed a new scent, Smith's California. Her signature scent won best mass produced fragrance the year it was launched in 1989.

Hollywood beckoned, and before long, Smith was appearing in popular series such as "McCloud," "The Rookies" and "Switch." In 1976, Smith starred as Kelly Garrett on "Charlie's Angels" and was the only actor to continue with the series for its five year network run. Following "Charlie's Angels," Smith earned a Golden Globe nomination for her critically acclaimed portrayal of the legendary first lady in "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy," one of the most highly rated telefilms of all time. Frequently called the "Queen of Mini-Series," Smith starred in such well received mini-series as "Rage of Angels," "George Washington," "Rage of Angels: The Story Continues," "The Bourne Identity" and "Family Album." One of Smith's favorite roles was the title character in "Florence Nightengale."

Notably, Smith has compiled an impressive filmography of more than 50 films and TV appearances. In 1989 Smith was honored with a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. More recently, Smith co-starred in the CBS drama, "The District" portraying DA, Vanessa Cavanaugh, has appeared on episodes of "Hope & Faith," and starred as Judge Kay Woodbury in Hallmark's production of "Ordinary Miracles," which aired in May 2005.



In 1985, Smith entered the business world with the introduction of her collection of women's apparel for Kmart stores. Smith pioneered the concept of celebrities developing their own Brands rather than merely endorsing others. Since that time, more than 100 million women have purchased clothing or accessories bearing Smith's name. Awareness of the Smith name and brand by women 35-60 years of age is currently higher than 80% making her one of the best recognized people in America. Industry authority Women's Wear Daily reported that the signature Smith line had the highest consumer awareness of any private label apparel brand in the country.

With this strong recognition and record of success she entered the home furnishings market in 2002. Her latest collection, Smith Home, features furniture, bedding, textiles, wall coverings and home accents at affordable prices. The designs are produced by Hickory Hill Furniture, King Koil, Kingsway Fabrics and Dalyn Rug Company and are available through select dealers.

"I've been very fortunate" says the woman who has been named one of the "Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine as well as Harper's Bazaar, US, and TV Guide. "My work has taken me to unknown terrain. But to me, my family has always come first."




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Age: 71 years old
Birthday: October 26, 1945
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Jaclyn Ellen Smith
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Husband: Brad Allen
Anthony B. Richmond
Dennis Cole (10/29/1978 - 7/23/1981, divorced)
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