A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire
(OBE) in the year 2000, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham
Palace, JANE SEYMOUR ("Mrs. Wattlesbrook") has proven her talents in virtually all media, the Broadway stage, motion
pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in
watercolors and oils and as a designer.
Seymour's past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, the cult classic
Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the
Emmy Award winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria
Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe, the mini-series War and
Remembrance and her Golden Globe winning role as "Dr. Quinn" on Dr. Quinn Medicine
Woman which ran for six seasons. In early 2013, Seymour can be seen starring alongside
Chelsea Kane in the ABC Family movie Love Struck.
Daughter of a British obstetrician and his Dutch wife, Jane was born in Hillingdon, England and
raised in Wimbledon. She began training in dance at an early age, and was just thirteen when
she made her professional debut with the London Festival Ballet. That same year, she entered
the Arts Educational Trust for dance, music and theatre training and danced with the visiting
Kirov Ballet at Covent Garden.
In addition to acting, Jane has written over 10 books including her most recent Open Hearts
Family, along with Among Angels, Open Hearts, Making Yourself At Home, and Remarkable
Changes. As well, she has launched Jane Seymour Designs, a national lifestyle brand inspired
by her homes, art and family-centered lifestyle.
When she is not acting, writing or designing, Seymour can be found in her painting studio. With
a thriving career as an artist and her own art gallery in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in
numerous galleries and venues across North America.
Her art also serves as inspiration for Open Hearts by Jane Seymour, a jewelry line for Kay
Jewelers. Seymour's Open Heart philosophy reflects her mother's advice that only when you keep your heart open can you best give and receive love, and it is also the driving force behind
the Open Hearts Foundation founded in 2010 to benefit children in need.
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