Jane Seymour, OBE (born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg; 15 February 1951) is an English actress best known for her performances in the James Bond film Live and Let Die(1973), Somewhere In Time (1980), East of Eden (1981), Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988), War and Remembrance (1988), the ill-fated queen Marie Antoinette in the 1989 political thriller La Révolution française, Wedding Crashers (2005), and the American television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998). She has earned an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.
Writing and fashion careersEdit
In the 1980s, Seymour began a career as a writer of self-help and inspirational books, including Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living (1986), Two at a Time: Having Twins (2002), Remarkable Changes (2003), and Among Angels(2010). She also co-authored several children's books with her ex-husband James Keach for the This One 'N That One series.
Jane Seymour has been married four times. Her first marriage to Michael Attenborough, the son of British film actor/director Richard Attenborough, lasted from 1971 to 1973. Her second marriage to Geoffrey Planer lasted from 1977 to 1978.
In 1981, Seymour married David Flynn. The marriage produced two children, Katherine Flynn, born 7 January 1982 and Sean Flynn, born 1985. The couple were divorced in 1992.
In 1993, Seymour married her current husband, actor James Keach. Together they had twins, Johnny Stacy and Kristopher Steven, born 30 November 1995, and named after family friends Johnny Cash and Christopher Reeve, and Johnny's uncle, actor Stacy Keach. On April 12 2013 it was announced that the couple has separated and are currently negotiating the terms of their divorce.
Seymour is a celebrity ambassador for Childhelp, a national non-profit organisation dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. In 2007, she sponsored a children's Art Pillow contest as part of the Jane Seymour Collection, with the proceeds going to Childhelp.