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Name: Lesley-Anne Down                                                             
Born: 17 March 1954 London, England                                               
Lesley-Anne Down (born 17 March 1954) is an English actress who is best known     
for her roles as Georgina Worsley in the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs,   
Olivia Blake-Richards in the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach, Madeline Fabray         
LaMotte Main in North and South and as Jacqueline Payne Marone in the CBS soap     
opera The Bold and the Beautiful.                                                 
Lesley-Anne Down was born in London. At the age of ten, she began modeling and     
acting in her native UK. She won several beauty pageants and, at the age of 15,   
she was voted Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager. At about this time she began a   
ten-year relationship with British actor/director Bruce Robinson.                 
From 1973 to 1975, Down portrayed Georgina Worsley on the popular British series   
Upstairs, Downstairs. She went on to star in such feature films as The Pink       
Panther Strikes Again, A Little Night Music, and Hanover Street, opposite         
Harrison Ford.                                                                     
Down is also known for her roles in television movies and miniseries, including   
North and South and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.                                   
In 1990, she had a starring role in the hit CBS prime time soap opera Dallas,     
playing the part of "Stephanie Rogers."                                           
She portrayed Olivia Blake-Richards on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach from the   
show's debut in January 1997 until the show's cancellation in December 1999.       
She has played Jacqueline Payne Marone on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful since   
March 2003.                                                                       
Married to her third husband, cinematographer Don E. FauntLeRoy since 1985, Down   
is the mother of two sons, Jack (born in 1982 during her marriage to film         
director William Friedkin), and George-Edward (born in 1998 by FauntLeRoy), in     
addition to FauntLeRoy's two daughters, Season and Juliana.                       
Down resides in Malibu, California with her family.