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Ms. Jaclyn Smith


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Jaclyn Smith is an award-winning actress, designer, businesswoman and role model who has held the public interest for more than four decades. Born in Houston, Texas, she started dancing at the age of three and studied drama at Trinity University. She left for New York to pursue a career in dance, where she was discovered by an agent for her natural beauty and became the Breck Girl. Through that experience, she developed a relationship with Max Factor who developed a new scent, Jaclyn Smith’s California, which won best mass-produced fragrance in 1989, the year it was launched. Hollywood beckoned, and before long Jaclyn was appearing in popular series such as “McCloud,” “The Rookies” and “Switch.” In 1976 she starred as Kelly Garrett on “Charlie’s Angels” and was the only actor to continue with the series for its five-year run. Following “Charlie’s Angels” Jaclyn earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of the legendary first lady in “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.” She has compiled an impressive filmography of more than 50 films and TV appearances. In 1989, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She continues to act in television roles, always with show-stopping results. In 1985, Jaclyn entered the business world with the introduction of her collection of women's apparel and accessories for Kmart stores, pioneering 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 her name, making her one of the best recognized people in America. In September 2008, Jaclyn launched her new line of bed and bath decor at Kmart and has since introduced outdoor living, home furnishings and seasonal items. Along with her long-time friend and famed celebrity hair stylist, José Eber, Jaclyn created a new collection of hair fashions and wigs called STYLE by Jaclyn Smith, in partnership with Paula Young, which launched in October 2008. In 2010 Jaclyn collaborated with her husband, Dr. Brad Allen, a renowned medical researcher and pediatric heart surgeon, to develop a family of luxurious cleansers, moisturizers, and protective skincare products. In 2003, Jaclyn battled breast cancer. The journey with cancer made her realize how important it is to have an attitude of gratitude and count your daily blessings. She remains vigilant about her follow-up care. Jaclyn’s husband Brad, son Gaston Anthony and daughter Spencer Margaret keep her centered and serve as her inspiration. She manages her life and legendary career with grace and style.

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