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Also Known As: Stephania Zofia Federkiewicz Died:
Born: November 2, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: actor, producer, dancer, singer

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A near constant presence on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, actress Stephanie Powers became known for her always reliable portrayals of smart, sexy and intelligent women. A native of Hollywood, Powers began pursuing her career while still a teenager, landing early roles in films that included "Experiment in Terror" (1962) and "McClintock!" (1963). Her eponymous role as "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1966-67) nearly made her a household name, despite being canceled after only one season. Soon after, Powers flourished during the heyday of made-for-television movies, appearing almost weekly, it seemed, in such fare as "Five Desperate Women" (ABC, 1971) and "A Death in Canaan" (CBS, 1978). It was, however, in her role as the elegant and erudite Jennifer Hart opposite Robert Wagner on the adventure series "Hart to Hart" (ABC, 1979-1984) that she would be most associated for the remainder of her career. In 1981, the sudden deaths of her companion, William Holden, and Wagner's wife, Natalie Wood, within weeks of each other, came as devastating blows at the height of the show's popularity. In the years that followed, Powers continued the wildlife preservation efforts that she and Holden had been...

A near constant presence on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, actress Stephanie Powers became known for her always reliable portrayals of smart, sexy and intelligent women. A native of Hollywood, Powers began pursuing her career while still a teenager, landing early roles in films that included "Experiment in Terror" (1962) and "McClintock!" (1963). Her eponymous role as "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1966-67) nearly made her a household name, despite being canceled after only one season. Soon after, Powers flourished during the heyday of made-for-television movies, appearing almost weekly, it seemed, in such fare as "Five Desperate Women" (ABC, 1971) and "A Death in Canaan" (CBS, 1978). It was, however, in her role as the elegant and erudite Jennifer Hart opposite Robert Wagner on the adventure series "Hart to Hart" (ABC, 1979-1984) that she would be most associated for the remainder of her career. In 1981, the sudden deaths of her companion, William Holden, and Wagner's wife, Natalie Wood, within weeks of each other, came as devastating blows at the height of the show's popularity. In the years that followed, Powers continued the wildlife preservation efforts that she and Holden had been so passionate about, even as she continued to act - albeit less frequently - on select television projects, including a return as Jennifer Hart alongside Wagner in several made-for-TV movies. Boasting a personal life as fulfilling as her vast acting repertoire, Powers continually explored new roles in film, theater, television, and, most importantly, the world at large.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Meet My Mom (2010)
3.
 Rabbit Fever (2005)
4.
 Someone Is Watching (2000) Michelle Dupre
5.
 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (1995) Jennifer Hart
6.
 Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994) Jennifer Hart
7.
 Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994) Jennifer Hart
8.
9.
 Survive the Night (1993) Victoria Stone
10.
 Hart to Hart Returns (1993) Jennifer Hart
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1961:
Film debut, "Tammy, Tell Me True"
1962:
Played Gloria in "The Interns"; a role she reprised in the 1964 sequel
1963:
Early TV credit, "Swingin' Together"
1966:
Played title role in NBC TV series, "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."
1971:
TV-movie debut, "Five Desperate Women" (ABC)
1977:
Co-starred with Harold Gould in the crime drama series, "The Feather and Father Gang"
1977:
Starred in ABC miniseries "Washington Behind Closed Doors"
1979:
Played Jennifer Hart in "Hart to Hart", opposite Robert Wagner
1984:
TV producing debut, the TV-movie "Family Secrets"; also co-starred
:
Appeared in several miniseries and TV-movies including "Mistral's Daughter" (1984) and "At Mother's Request" (1987)
1991:
Starred onstage in the London musical, "Matador", as an Ava Gardner-like character
1993:
Reprised role of Jennifer Hart in several TV-movies
1995:
Successfully sued London <i>Daily Mail</i> for libel over report Powers had sexually harassed a former assistant and was also an alcoholic
1996:
Cast in a tour of the revival of "Applause"; played Margo Channing
1997:
Named to host the cable movie channel Romance Classics
2005:
Cast as Anna in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I"
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Education

Hollywood High School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

In addition to working for animal rights, Powers has designed a line of clothes which was sold on the Home Shopping Network and has released two home videos--one on horseback riding (1989) and the other demonstrating exercises which can be done to Broadway show tunes (1992).

The William Holden Wildlife Foundation, of which Powers is president, serves 10,000 students per year and is located near the Mt. Kenya Game Ranch founded by Holden in the late 1950s.

Powers has been involved with several US zoos, including those in Cincinnati and Atlanta, where she works on several species survival programs.

Powers has served as spokesperson for the HomeAgain Companion Animal Retrieval System, a microchip inplant designed to track house pets and help return them to their owners if they stray or are stolen.

Powers is conversant in English, Polish, Spanish, French, Italian, and Swahili.

Powers went to Hollywood High School with Linda Evans, best-known as the co-star of "Dynasty"

"I've never been threatened by animals. Generally, unless you are deaf, dumb, blind and stupid, you try not to be in their territory, or misunderstand where their territory is. It's generally human beings who make the mistake. The animals are just behaving the way they normally do."---Stefanie Powers

"It's been a long, long journey, but I've had such extraordinary opportunities to work with remarkable people."---Powers quoted to Venice magazine, April 2005.

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Gary Lockwood. Actor. Married 1964; divorced 1971.
companion:
William Holden. Actor. Together in 1970s; died in 1981.
husband:
Patrick de la Chesnais. Polo player. French; born c. 1948; married on April 1, 1993; separated in 1998; filed for divorce on June 18, 1999.

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