But with the women's movement on the rise and ladies all over the country increasingly trying to have it all, it was high time that television started to reflect society's changing views. Along came Charlie's Angelsthe campy, glamorous five-year romp featuring three prominent policewomen doing all manner of undercover work for their mysterious benefactor, the never-pictured Charles Townsend. Though perhaps not the empowering representation that feminists at the time were searching for, Charlie's Angels presented, for the first time in the genre, women who were not only a delight to look at, but also smart, capable, and strong.
Biography: A member of Hollywood royalty, petite knockout Jordan Ladd has followed her parents' footsteps into the world of show business. Her grandfather is acting great Alan Ladd Shane. At the tender age of two, Ladd made her acting debut opposite James Garner in a Polaroid commercial.
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Cheryl Ladd would go on to replace Farrah Fawcett. Cheryl Ladd: Oh absolutely! When Aaron [Spelling] first asked me to do it, I said no thank you. He looked at a lot of other girls, but he had wanted me from the beginning.
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, to June 24,producing five seasons and episodes. It follows the crime-fighting adventures of three women working in a private detective agency in Los AngelesCalifornia, and originally starred Kate JacksonFarrah Fawcett billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majorsand Jaclyn Smith in the leading roles and John Forsythe providing the voice of their boss, the unseen Charlie Townsend, who directed the crime-fighting operations of the "Angels" over a speakerphone. Despite mixed reviews from critics and a reputation for merely being " Jiggle TV " specifically emphasizing the sex appeal of the female leadsCharlie's Angels enjoyed huge popularity with audiences and was a top ten hit in the Nielsen ratings for its first two seasons.
The former "Charlie's Angels" star is now 66, but from the looks of her most recent photos, she's every bit of a bombshell as she was back in the '80s. Ladd made an appearance on "Extra" just a couple of months ago, and she looked absolutely ageless! The actress rocked a sexy off-the-shoulder top that she perfectly paired with some chic earrings.
She remained a familiar face on television for the next decade-plus, starring in more than 30 made-for-TV films. Ladd recently took the time to speak to ShockYa about her movie, the recent rise of faith-based entertainment, how she found God during her crumbling first marriage and more. The conversation is excerpted below:.
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The year-old TV vet and her year-old mini me looked more like sisters than mom and daughter as they posed away on the red carpet. Cheryl, who played detective Kris Munroe in the Seventies series, looked far younger than She stood out in a black Indian style shirt dress with gold accents, black leggings and pointy gold heels.
Fawcett became an American sex symbol when a poster of her in a red bathing suit sold more than twice as many copies as posters of fellow blonde bombshells Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable combined. The New York Times previously reported that while Fawcett was its breakout star, she left the show after one season and returned only sporadically thereafter. ABC via Getty Images.