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Also Known As: Emma Samuelson Died:
Born: August 28, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, screenwriter, model

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Emma Samms was a raven-haired, dark-eyed British beauty with milky-white skin who invaded American daytime and primetime soap operas in the 1980s, earning some degree of fame as Holly Scorpio on ABC's "General Hospital" and as the second Fallon (replacing Pamela Sue Martin) on ABC's "Dynasty" and its spin-off, "Dynasty II: The Colbys".

Emma Samms was a raven-haired, dark-eyed British beauty with milky-white skin who invaded American daytime and primetime soap operas in the 1980s, earning some degree of fame as Holly Scorpio on ABC's "General Hospital" and as the second Fallon (replacing Pamela Sue Martin) on ABC's "Dynasty" and its spin-off, "Dynasty II: The Colbys".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Boogeyman (2012)
2.
 Marksman, The (2005)
4.
 Humanoids From the Deep (1996) Dr Susan Drake
5.
 Star Quest (1995) Becker
6.
 Treacherous Beauties (1994) Anne Marie Kerr
7.
 Robin Cook's Harmful Intent (1993) Kelly Everson
8.
 Shadow of a Stranger (1992) Sarah Clinton
9.
 Illusions (1992) Laura
10.
 Delirious (1991) Rachel Hedison--Laura
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Milestones close milestones

1970:
Left home at age 10 to begin studying at the Royal Ballet School (date approximate)
1976:
Stricken with bursitis, her ballet dreams crumble at age 16 (date approximate)
:
Became model for Japanese cosmetics company
1978:
Made feature film debut in "Arabian Adventure"
1979:
Co-founded Starlight Foundation, which provides entertainment to seriously ill children
1981:
Made TV debut in "Goliath Awaits" miniseries
1982:
Appeared as Holly Scorpio on the ABC daytime drama, "General Hospital"
:
Played Fallon Carrington Colby on ABC primetime soap "Dynasty" and its spin-off "Dynasty II: The Colbys" (the latter ran from 1985-87)
1990:
Played Cheech Marin's leading lady in "The Shrimp on the Barbie"
1992:
Revived the role of Holly Scorpio in "General Hospital" (ABC) (character had been killed off in a plane crash when Samms left show in 1985)
1995:
Joined the cast of "Models, Inc." in effort to revive sagging ratings
1995:
After cancellation of "Models, Inc." moved back to England
1998:
Sold first teleplay, "His Bodyguard", to USA Network
2002:
Acted in the PAX movie "Pretend You Don't See"
2003:
Appeared in four episodes of the BBC series "Holby City"
2006:
Revised the role of Holly Sutton Scorpio, for a six-week return to ABC's "General Hospital," with former on screen (and formerly deceased) husband Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio)
:
Will join the cast of CBS' "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar"
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Education

Royal Ballet School: -

Notes

"I was so frustrated that I couldn't help him [her dying brother]. I lived with this horrible feeling inside of me, and putting the [Starlight] Foundation together has been very therapeutic." --Emma Samms in USA Today, November 22, 1994.

"Emma has this image of being a delicate flower. But she is not delicate ... she is driven." --Jonathan Prince, Samms' former beau, to TV Guide, January 9, 1988.

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companion:
Marvin Hamlisch. Composer. Engaged briefly in 1979.
companion:
Jonathan Prince. Actor-producer-director. Involved romantically in late 80s.
companion:
Tristan Rogers. Actor. Appeared together on "General Hospital"; no longer together.
husband:
Bansi Nagji. Lawyer. Married on February 23, 1991; filed for divorce in November 1991; British.
companion:
John Maucere. Actor. Hearing-impaired; partial inspiration for Samms' first teleplay.
husband:
John Holloway. Psychiatrist.
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Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
George Berthold Samuelson. Producer. Produced films in the silent era; born in 1888; died in 1947.
father:
Michael Samuelson. Businessman. Operated Samuelson Film Service, Ltd, a film equipment rental business; died on August 27, 1998 at age 67.
uncle:
David Samuelson. Businessman. Partner with her father.
uncle:
Tony Samuelson. Businessman. Partner with her father.
brother:
Jamie Samuelson. Died of aplastic anemia when Samms was nine.
sister:
Louise Pharis. President of the Emma Samms Fan Club.
cousin:
Peter Samuelson. Producer. Co-founded Starlight Children's Foundation with Samms.
cousin:
Marc Samuelson. Producer. Partnered with his brother Peter.
son:
Cameron Holloway. Born in November 1996.
daughter:
Beatrice Holloway. Born on March 30, 1998.
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