Jane Seymour (I)

Jane Seymour (I)


Hayes, Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England, UK

Birth Name

Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg



Also Known As

Jane Seymour (I)
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Jane Seymour: probably best known for her role inDr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is a woman of diverse talents. Born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenburg in 1951 to John Frankenberg (Doctor, Gynecologist) and Mieke Frankenberg (nurse), Jane has always pursued a wide variety of hobbies and activities. Beginning as a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jane originally trained as a ballet dancer and attended the Arts Educational Trust for dance in England, and was privileged to dance with Russia's renowned Kirov Ballet at just 17 years old. Unfortunately, an injury sustained during her first performance with the Kirov put an end to her dancing career.

    • Designed Open Hearts jewelery collection carried by Kay Jewelers, which was insprired by one of her paintings.(2008)

    • Lent her face and name to become the spokesperson for "Natural Advantage" skin care line (2006)

    • Most recent book- "Making Yourself at Home: finding your style and putting it all together"- A home design book that encourages readers to use what they already have to make their homes beautiful and elegant. (May 2007)

    • Awards:
      1981: Golden Globe: Best Actress in Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for
      Television, East of Eden
      1988: Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries, Onassis: The
      Richest Man in the World
      1995: Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama), Dr.
      Quinn, Medicine Woman

    • Favorite TV show: 60 Minutes, 20/20 and news format shows

    • Favorite music: classical; Elton John, The Beatles; eclectic

    • Her pets include cats, horses, and fish.

    • Her hobbies include painting, golf and tennis.

    • Has Authored "Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living" (1986), "Two at a Time: Having Twins" (2001), and "Remarkable changes: Turning Life's challenges into opportunities" (2003), and a series of children picture books "This One and That One"

    • Received a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame on Tuesday, April 20, 2003; unofficially declared "Jane Seymour Day" in Hollywood; fans raised the $10,000 needed to sponsor the star, but in actuality, raised $48,000 from donations, sponsors, raffles, auctions, and memorabilia sales.

    • She turned down the role of Natalie Jastrow Henry in "War and Remembrance" (1988) three times before finally accepting it.

    • In 1995 and 1997, Jane was nominated for SAG Awards for Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman. The category was "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series".

    • The lace on her Dr. Quinn dresses were real hand made lace from England.

    • Her clothing line is supposed to in fall of 2003.

    • Jane Seymour, 51, signed a deal to develop and sell an exclusive home products and children's clothing line to Saks Fifth Avenue department stores (2002)

    • Despite her "very English" public image and name, she has no ethnic English ancestry - her father is the son of Eastern European immigrants, and her mother is Dutch.

    • She became a U.S. Citizen on February 11,2005.

    • Her house was used for recording The Cure's "Wild Mood Swings".

    • She was one of two actresses to screen test for the role of Meggie Cleary in The Thorn Birds. The other actress was Rachel Ward, who ended up winning the part because producers thought Jane wasn't vulnerable enough.

    • Her house was used for recording Radiohead's "OK Computer".

    • She once briefly demonstrated her knowledge of the Dutch language in an interview with the Dutch television.

    • Thanks to her mother, Jane is able to speak Dutch very well.

    • She is the daughter of a British obstetrician and his Dutch wife.

    • She has two younger sisters, named Sally and Anne.

    • Jane is the oldest daughter of John Frankenberg and Mieke van Trigt.

    • Jane and her husband James Keach own a 14th-century manor house outside Bath, England called St. Catherine's Court.

    • Her daughter, Katherine Flynn, was Miss Golden Globe 2001.

    • Jane's children are: with David Flynn: Katherine Flynn (b. 1981) and Sean Flynn (b. 1986). Twin boys, John Stacy Keach and Kristopher Steven Keach (b. 1995), with James Keach

    • She is the International Ambassador for Childhelp USA.

    • She is the Official Spokesperson for UNICEF.

    • She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

    • She is Running neck and neck with Patty Duke for the title of "The Queen of TV Movies".

    • Her real name is not Jane Seymour, it is Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.

    • Jane Seymour was married and divorced three times. Her current husband is James Keach. The two have been married since May 15, 1993.

    • Jane Seymour's twin boys were born in 1995 when she was 44 years old. She named her twin sons Johnny and Kris after family friends Johnny Cash and Christopher Reeve.

    • Her eyes are two different colors. Her left eye is green, and her right eye is hazel brown.

    • Jane Seymour is 5' 4".

    • Jane Seymour was named an Officer of the Order of British Empire by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on New Year's Eve, 1999.

    • She is the official Spokesperson for UNICEF, the International Ambassador for Childhelp USA, and an Honorary Chairperson for City Hearts.

    • Tagged as the queen of the mini-series.

  • Quotes

    • Jane: Live each day the fullest you can, not guaranteeing there'll be a tomorrow, not dwelling endlessly on yesterday.

    • Jane: Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.

    • Jane: Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I've become a juggler, I suppose. It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do.

    • Jane: Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes. I'm not aware that someone has turned on a tape machine - I'm in another world.

    • Jane: You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don't be afraid to say no.

    • Jane: Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life.

    • Jane: You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life- so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself.

  • A Passion for Justice - ABC Sunday night . Jane plays my cousin, Hazel Brannon Smith.

    You have left out her ABC movie, A Passion for Justice, The Hazel Brannon Smith Story.

    Horace Brannon 110/29/13 Jane plays Hazel in Mississippi. (Ran twice) twemtu years ago/

    Sunday night drama. Hazel was mycousin.
  • Alittle overated.

    Nice though.