Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor; July 12, 1951) is an American actress, singer and author. Ladd is best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the television series Charlie's Angels, hired amid a swirl of publicity prior to its second season in 1977 to replace the departing Farrah Fawcett-Majors. Ladd remained with the show until its cancellation in 1981.
Ladd was born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron, South Dakota to parents of German descent, the second daughter of Dolores (née Katz), a waitress, and Marion Stoppelmoor (1929–2001), a railroad engineer. She married fellow actor David Ladd, with whom she had a daughter, Jordan. She took his surname as her own, which she kept after their divorce. Her niece is Cowboys cheerleader Ashley Marie. She has been married to music producer Bryan Russell since 1981, and has a stepdaughter, Lindsay Russell. Ladd is a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit Childhelp.
All albums were released on Capitol Records.
- Josie and the Pussycats (1970)
- Cheryl Ladd (1978) - The single "Think It Over" peaked at #34 on the Billboard music chart in the United States. The track "Walking In The Rain" was used as an ending song for Charlie's Angels in Japan and was released as a single, while the song "I'll Never Love This Way Again" was recorded by Dionne Warwick the following year. The Album reached #129.
- Dance Forever (1979) - The title track was also the closing theme of Charlie's Angels in Japan and was released as an EP, while the song "Where Is Someone To Love Me" was the theme of a Japanese whisky TV commercial featuring Ladd herself. The Album reached #179 in the United States.
- Take a Chance (1981, in Japan)
- You Make It Beautiful (1982, mini album in Tokyo, Japan)