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Lesley-Anne Down plays currently Jacqueline Payne Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful
Lesley-Anne Down was born and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modelling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted “Britain’s Most Beautiful Teenager.”
Lesley-Anne Down first gained international popularity as Georgina Worsley in the British series Upstairs, Downstairs, which became a hit on PBS in the U.S.
Lesley-Anne Down has starred in films, including A Little Night Music, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Betsy, The Great Train Robbery, Hanover Street, Rough Cut and Sphinx She starred in the television movies The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Indiscreet and Arch of Triumph and in the mini-series The Last Days of Pompeii and North and South.
Lesley-Anne Down appeared for six episodes as Stephanie Rogers in the primetime television series Dallas, on the CBS Network. Her previous daytime experience includes roles as Olivia Richards in Sunset Beach and Lady Sheraton in Days of Our Lives. On stage, she has appeared in Hamlet and a musical version of Great Expectations.
As for her career, Lesley-Anne Down has earned Golden Globe nominations, German Bravo Awards, the British Best Actress Award, The Rose D’or Best Soap Opera Actress award and the covers of numerous publications throughout the world, including Life Magazine. Lesley-Anne was awarded for the 2006 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Award for the most Popular Supporting Female for her role as Jackie on The Bold and The Beautiful.
Lesley-Anne Down met her husband Don Fauntleroy while filming North and South. They live in Malibu, California with their son George-Edward. She also has a son, Jack, from her earlier marriage to director William Friedkin and two step-children, Season and Juliana, from Don’s previous marriage. When she’s not on the set, Down prefers to spend her free time with her children and animals. She has an extensive collection of Victorian children’s books, which she has collected since age 15. Lesley-Anne Down is 5’5” tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.