[les-lee, lez-]
Lesley, John: see Leslie, John.

Lesley-Anne Down (born 17 March 1954) is an English actress who is best known for her roles as Georgina Worsley in the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs, Olivia Blake in the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach, Madeline Fabray LaMotte Main in North and South and as Jacqueline Payne Marone in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Lesley-Anne Down was born in London. At the age of ten, she began modeling and acting in her native UK. She won several beauty pageants and, at the age of 15, she was voted Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager. At about this time she began a ten-year relationship with British actor/director Bruce Robinson.

From 1973 to 1975, Down portrayed Georgina Worsley on the popular British series Upstairs, Downstairs. She went on to star in such feature films as The Pink Panther Strikes Again, A Little Night Music, and Hanover Street, opposite Harrison Ford.

Down had some memorable scenes in the film The Betsy in 1978 opposite Laurence Olivier

Down is also known for her roles in television movies and miniseries, including North and South and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In 1990, she had a starring role in the hit CBS prime time soap opera Dallas, playing the part of "Stephanie Rogers."

She portrayed Olivia Blake on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach from the show's debut in January 1997 until the show's cancellation in December 1999.

She has played Jacqueline Payne Marone on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful since March 2003.

Married to her third husband, cinematographer Don E. FauntLeRoy since 1985, Down is the mother of two sons, Jack (born in 1982 during her marriage to film director William Friedkin) 1982 - 1985, and George-Edward (born in 1998 by FauntLeRoy), in addition to FauntLeRoy's two daughters, Season and Juliana. Her first marriage was to Enrique Gabriel (2 March 1980 - 1981 divorced)

Down resides in Malibu, California with her family.

Awards (Won)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

Rose D'Or Light Entertainment Festival

Awards (Nominated)

Golden Globe Awards

  • (1986) Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for North and South

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