Stefanie Powers was a near-constant presence on TV throughout the 1970s and 1980s, starring in some of the most iconic television series. Powers became a household name after portraying smart, sexy and intelligent Jennifer Hart in the American mystery series Hart to Hart.

Early Career of Stefanie Powers

Born on November 2, 1942, Stefanie Powers started her career as a dancer for the Michel Panoff Ballet Company. At 16, she was signed by Columbia Pictures and began acting. Her early roles were in movies like Experiment in Terror (1962) and McClintock! (1963), and Palm Springs Weekend (1963).

Stefanie Power in her early age with red hair

Her new acting and “tempestuous” good looks led to her being cast as April Dancer in the short-lived television series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966). Following the cancellation of The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. after the first season, she appeared in numerous TV movies. Between 1966 to 1975, she guest-starred in many TV shows.

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Jenifer Hart in Hart to Hart 

In 1977, Stefanie Powers played Sally Whalen in the 6-part television miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors. In 1979, she starred in the British adventure feature film Escape to Athena’ alongside David Niven, Sonny Bono and Elliott Gould. It is Powers’ last theatrical feature film to date.

Stefanie Powers with her co-star of Hart to Hart

Later that year, Stefanie played the role of Jennifer Hart in Hart to Hart. She starred in the show alongside Robert Wagner (Jonathon Hart) for five seasons from 1979 to 1984. Powers received two Emmy Best Television Actress nominations and five Golden Globe Award Best Television Actress nominations for her role as Jennifer Hart.

Powers’ television credits include over 200 guest appearances, 18 mini-series, and two weekly series. What’s more, Stefanie’s last appeared in the 2018 movie The Artist’s Wife.

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Personal Life of Stefanie Powers

Stefanie Powers married the actor Gary Lockwood from 1966 to 1972. In 1993, she married Patrick De La Chesnais; the couple separated in 1999.

B&W photo of Stefanie Powers and her husband Garry Lockwood

The 79 years old actor is an environmentalist. Furthermore, Powers devotes a great deal of time as a speaker on wildlife preservation.

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Net Worth 2019

Stefanie Powers with zebra in a park

In 2008, Stefanie Powers was diagnosed with alveolar carcinoma and lung cancer. She got cancer due to her smoking habit. Furthermore, Stefanie underwent surgery to remove part of her right lung on January 29, 2009.

Besides, Powers currently resides in Kenya for a part of the year and in the US. She has done so since 1973. As of now, Powers has an estimated net worth of $9 million.

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