Fran is an ordained Minister from the Universal Life Church Monastery.
In November 2003, Fran was doing commercials for Old Navy along with Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones .
Fran has backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election.
In the movie Santa's Slay, she played a woman celebrating Christmas with her family. In reality, she is one of the world's most famous Jewish comediennes.
Her favorite TV show while growing up was I Love Lucy.
She was nominated for a Razzie award in 1998 for her role in the movie Beautician and the Beast.
Her favorite movie is Annie Hall.
During her first years as a professional actor, one of her agents told her to lose her distincy accent. She then phased out her trademark nasal accent in order to get roles. Ironically, she got more roles with the accent than without it.
She appeared as a dancing gypsy in the music video "The Way" by Fastball.
In 1996, she was chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine.
She has been nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series Emmy twice, in 1996 and 1997 for The Nanny.
She was runner-up in the 1973 Miss New York Teen pageant.
She was the face of Hanes in 1994, appearing in commercials and print ads for the store.
She had a dog called Chester Drescher who died age 19 in 2001. She currently owns a Pomeranian named Esther Drescher.
She and her husband pitched the idea for The Nanny to the president of CBS on a plane journey to Paris. The pilot was filmed less than a year later.
She is good friends with legendary supermodel Twiggy.
In 2000, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Thankfully, it was caught early and she didn't have to go through any type of chemotherapy. Her experiences formed her 2002 book "Cancer Schmancer".
Fran is a big fan of the rock band Phish and has been spotted at many of their concerts.
Fran is the younger of two daughters.
Fran Drescher had a bit part in the disco movie Saturday Night Fever. She danced with John Travolta about midway through the movie. She had a few speaking lines.
She went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York with actor Ray Romano.
Fran was raped at gunpoint on January 5, 1985. Two men broke into her house, tied up her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, and proceeded to rape her and close friend, Judi, who had the misfortune of having joined them for dinner.
She abides by a dairy-free diet.
(July 2003) Fran had a stint doing a play in New York for a week. It was one of her first dramatic roles.
Fran worte two books: Enter Whining (1996), and Cancer Schmancer (2002). Both books are now out of print.
Fran is left-handed.
Fran's parents in The Nanny are named Sylvia and Morty, the same names as Fran Drescher's real life parents, an idea Fran came up with herself.
She was married to actor Peter Marc Jacobson from 1978 until the two separated in 1996 and divorced in 1999.
Fran (on running to replace Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be vacant seat in the Senate, December 2008): I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat. My title is public diplomacy envoy for women's health issues, and I just got back from a four-country European tour of duty. I believe next I'll be sent to the Middle East. I've been very successful in getting a bill passed in Washington. I was thinking I'd take the next four years to lay some groundwork, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring. I'm an authentic and honest person. And I think Capitol Hill needs more of that.
Fran Drescher: I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely. I'll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.
Fran: (On her relationship with a younger man) It ran its course. Sometimes people come into your life for a season and other times for a lifetime. I believe he came into my life for a reason: to get me through my bout with cancer. Our relationship lasted for two years after that, and then it was time to move on. But there was a lot that came out of that and certainly a lot to draw on creatively.
Fran Drescher: Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour.
Fran Drescher: But ultimately I think that you need to go to either New York for theater or Los Angeles for television and movies.
Fran Drescher: Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it.
Fran Drescher:And it was hard for me to see who I was. And I could not believe the way I changed. My hips were swollen, and green and discoloured. I had a red horizontal gash across my pubic bone from the incision.