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Also Known As: Fernande Dominique Schuelein-Steel Died:
Born: August 14, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession:

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No one explored the mysteries of the heart better than Danielle Steel. The queen of romance novels, Steel helped her readers escape the mundane and live vicariously through the lives of women who had it all - beauty, money, love, and power. Steel wrote more than 75 books, and since Passion's Promise (1977), every one of her books landed on the New York Times bestseller lists. More than 20 novels were adapted for film and TV as well, including the top-rated ABC miniseries "Crossings" (1986) starring Christopher Plummer, Cheryl Ladd and Jane Seymour, and the Golden Globe-nominated series "Jewels" (NBC, 1992). In her work, Steel explored universal themes - family, work, and tragedy - and almost all of her heroines endured a doomed relationship before finding true love. Later in her career, she tackled contemporary issues like men raising children in Daddy (1989) and women struggling with body image in Big Girl (2010). In spite of her commercial success, critics rarely had kind words for her formulaic "poor little rich girl" themes, yet, Steel gave her ardent readers what they truly wanted: escapist romances, strong heroines, and happy endings. With over 580 million copies of her books in print, Danielle...

No one explored the mysteries of the heart better than Danielle Steel. The queen of romance novels, Steel helped her readers escape the mundane and live vicariously through the lives of women who had it all - beauty, money, love, and power. Steel wrote more than 75 books, and since Passion's Promise (1977), every one of her books landed on the New York Times bestseller lists. More than 20 novels were adapted for film and TV as well, including the top-rated ABC miniseries "Crossings" (1986) starring Christopher Plummer, Cheryl Ladd and Jane Seymour, and the Golden Globe-nominated series "Jewels" (NBC, 1992). In her work, Steel explored universal themes - family, work, and tragedy - and almost all of her heroines endured a doomed relationship before finding true love. Later in her career, she tackled contemporary issues like men raising children in Daddy (1989) and women struggling with body image in Big Girl (2010). In spite of her commercial success, critics rarely had kind words for her formulaic "poor little rich girl" themes, yet, Steel gave her ardent readers what they truly wanted: escapist romances, strong heroines, and happy endings. With over 580 million copies of her books in print, Danielle Steel proved that she was one of the most beloved and successful writers of the 20th century.

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Worked for New York public relations agency Supergirls
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Moved to San Francisco, CA to work for Grey Advertising as a copywriter
1972:
Published debut novel <i>Going Home</i>
1977:
Released breakthrough romance novel <i>Passion's Promise</i>, inspired by her relationship with former inmate Danny Zugelder
1978:
Wrote bestseller <i>Now and Forever</i>
1983:
Novel adapted into feature film "Now and Forever," starring Cheryl Ladd and Robert Coleby
1984:
Released non-fiction books <i>Love: Poems</i> and <i>Having a Baby</i>
1986:
Made miniseries writing debut with ABC war epic "Crossings," starring Ladd and Christopher Plummer
1989:
Listed in Guinness Book of World Records for having a book on <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller List for most consecutive weeks of any author (381 consecutive weeks)
1989:
Began publishing Max and Martha children's book series
1992:
Romantic drama "Jewels" (NBC) adapted from novel of the same name
1994:
Unauthorized biography <i>The Lives of Danielle Steel</i> released
1998:
Wrote <i>His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina </i> about her son's struggle with mental illness and suicide
2003:
Opened Steel Gallery, an art gallery in San Francisco, CA
2006:
Elizabeth Arden launched perfume Danielle by Danielle Steel
2007:
Video release "Safe Harbour," starring Melissa Gilbert, adapted from 2003 novel
2009:
Inducted into California Hall of Fame
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Education

Lycée Français de New York: New York , New York - 1963
New York University: New York , New York - 1963 - 1967
Parsons School of Design: New York , New York - 1963

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