About Farrah Fawcett

Widely famous for her roles as Jill Munroe in “Charlie’s Angels,” Farrah Fawcett was an actress/fashion model based in America. She is also a five-time Emmy Awards and six-time Golden Globe Awards nominee. Her iconic photograph of Farah being on a red swimsuit clicked by photographer Bruce McBroom sold over six million copies in the first year. In her acting career of more than thirty-five decades from 1969 to her death in 2006, the actress appeared in over fifteen films, forty-nine television shows, and two theatre plays.

Quick Infos
Full NameFerrah Leni Fawcett
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1947
Birth PlaceCorpus Christi, Texas, U.S
OccupationActress, model, artist
Parent(s)Pauline Alice Fawcett (Mother)
James William Fawcett (Father)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Lee Majors
(m. 1973; div. 1982)
Ryan O'Neal (1979–1997; 2002)
Death DateJune 25, 2009

Early Life

Farrah Fawcett was born as the youngest child of Pauline Alice Fawcett and James William Fawcett on 2nd February 1947 in Texas. Her mother was a housewife, and her father worked as an oil field contractor. Her mother gave the name Farrah as she thought it matched their last name, Fawcett.

Fawcett was voted the most beautiful during her time in both schools (in freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior-level) and college in the freshman year, which was the first time a freshman was chosen for the honour. She graduated from the W.B Ray High School and attended the University of Texas to study microbiology. She switched to art after studying microbiology for some time. She was also a member of the “Delta Delta Delta” sorority. A Hollywood agent approached her after seeing her photo.

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Early Career

Farrah Fawcett signed a $350 a week contract with Screen Gems after arriving in Hollywood at age 21. She appeared in commercials for cosmetics, automobiles, mattresses, and several other products during her initial year in Hollywood. She was also seen as guest actors in different television shows. After her photo in the iconic red swimsuit by Bruce McBroom, she rose to stardom, sold over six million copies in the first year, and became the best-selling poster in history.


In Film

Farrah Fawcett made her film debut from the 1969 French romantic drama film “Love Is a Funny Thing” as Patricia. She then appeared as Mary Ann Pringle in the 1970 comedy “Myra Breckinridge”. She was then seen in “Logan’s Run” as Holly 13 in 1976. The film was a commercial success grossing over $25 million against a budget of $8 million. She was part of the lead cast in the 1978 comedy-mystery film “Somebody Killed Her Husband” as Jenny Moore.

She was also part of the 1980 sci-fi film “Saturn 3,” where she took Ellie’s role. In 1981, she appeared as Joan Robinson in “Murder in Texas,” based on the award-winning book “Blood and Money” by Thomas Thompson. She was also part of “The Cannonball Run” as Pamela Glover, which earned her nomination for the parody award, “Razzie Awards for Worst Supporting Actress”.  Her performance in “Extremities” earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 1986. She voiced Faucet in the 1998 film “The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars”. “See You in the Morning”, “The Apostle”, “The Lovemaster” are her few other films. Her last acting role was as Mrs Crowley in “The Cookout”.

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In Television

Farrah Fawcett made her television appearance from the 1969 series “Mayberry R.F.D” in the episode “Millie, the Model”. She then appeared in “I Dream of Jeannie” for two episodes and worked on the television movie “Three’s a Crowd” the same year. She was also part of “The Flying Nun” as Miss Preem Lila for two episodes. From 1970 to 1974, she made numerous guest appearances in shows including “The Young Rebels”, “The Feminist and the Fuzz” and “McCloud”. She was featured for eight episodes as Sue Ingham in “Harry O”.

Farrah was then seen in four different shows/television films before being cast in her breakthrough series “Charlie’s Angels” as Jill Munroe. She was a regular cast member for the show from 1976-77 and returned as a recurring member from 1978-80. Her role in “The Burning Bed” earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy Nomination. Her other performances that won her nominations include “Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story” as Beate Klarsfed, “Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story” as Barbara Hutton, “Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White” as Margaret Bourke-White, “Johnny Bravo” as voice-actor, “The Guardian” as Mary Gressler and for her documentary “Farrah’s Story”.

She was also part of the 1982 play “Extremities” as Marjorie and the 2003 play “Bobbi Boland” as Bobbi Boland.


She has been nominated in over twenty-five award functions in her career span and has won nine of them.

Personal Life

Farrah Fawcett dated and married Lee Majors in 1973 and change her name to Farrah Fawcett-Majors in screen credits. The couple separated in 1979, and the divorce was finalized in 1982. She was also in a relationship with James Orr and Greg Lott. In 1979, she was in a relationship with Ryan O’Neal and had a son with him. The couple broke up in 1997 and came together again in 2002 until her death.

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Farrah Fawcett got her anal cancer diagnosis in 2006 and started treatment for it. It was later reported she was cancer-free in 2007. She died from her cancer on 25th June 2009 at 9:28 a.m at age 62. She died at Saint John’s Health Center. Her funeral was held at Los Angeles, and she was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park.

Net Worth

Her net worth was estimated to be $20 million before her death. She left $4.5 million to her son, as mentioned in her will.