The 1949 born actress, Jan Smithers came in the picture after appearing in 1987 film ‘Mr. Nice Guy’. Although the star has grown up being a shy person, she became notable when she got featured on 1966 magazine cover. After a couple of years, she got the opportunity to debut her screen career in Love.
Let us not waste any further time and scroll down to know more about the actress. Also, read about the actress Lori Saunders who rose to fame from series ‘Petticoat Junction’.
Caption: The actress who rose to fame after appearing in 1966 edition of Newsweek
Jan Smithers: Bio, Family, Education
The beautiful actress was born on 3 July 1949, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California as Karin Jan Smithers. She was born to the middle-class family. Her father was a legal practitioner and mother, homemaker. She grew up along with her three sisters but she lost her elder sister in an accident at the age of 21.
For her education, she attended the William Howard Taft Charter High School in California. Later, she joined ‘Chouinard Art Institute which is now California Institute of the Arts.
Caption: Young actress Jan Smithers
Jan Smithers: Profession & Achievements
Talking about her career, she has accidentally entered the entertainment industry. Really it’s true, the actress has revealed that while she was in high school. One of her friends asked her to join for surfing which she agreed. After that two lean men approached towards her while she was enjoying watching surfing. Then the man asked her if she is interested then be their Californian girl for their articles. That one decision has changed her life and became a notable person.
Further, the decision to feature on the cover of the 1966 magazine ‘Newsweek edition’ has completely changed her life. After that, her mother took her to meet Hollywood agents and started her struggling period with the commercials. Then later she enrolled herself to Chouinard Art Institute and after some years, she quits to pursue full time acting.
Caption: Jan Smithers, the actress
The actress started her acting journey with an appearance in the episode of series ‘Love Story’ as a ‘Barbara’ in 1973. After that, she had appeared as a guest role in many television series and dramas like ‘Starsky and Hutch’, ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Mike Hammer’, ‘Murder, She Wrote’, and ‘Hotel’, among others. However, she got recognition after featuring in the 8 episodes of 1978 ‘WKPR in Cincinnati’ as Bailey Quarters.
She had debuted her film career with the 1974 ‘Where the Lilies Bloom’. Then has been part of the movie including ‘Trick or Treat’, ‘Our Winning Season’, and ‘The Love Tapes’.
Jan Smithers: Personal Life & Husband
Smithers has a successful career but unfortunately, she had a failed relationship. she has married for twice which didn’t last a long. Her first marriage was with Kipp Whitman that lasted for a year. Then after that, again she remarried co-actor James Brolin in 1986. The couple met on the set of a show ‘Hotel’. Their marriage has produced a daughter named Molly. Later after the birth of their daughter, the couple decided to separate their nine years of relationship for the reason that they had not timed for each other. Further, they keep on traveling due to their work as well is one of the other reasons.
There is no information on her controversies and rumors. But she got in an accident while she was a high school student. As a result of the accident, she has a scar on her chin. Apart from this, she is also a philanthropist.
Caption: Jan and her ex-husband, James Brolin (pictures taken while they were in a relationship)
Jan Smithers: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her net worth, she has earned a good income from her career. She has a net worth estimated to be around $6 million. Therefore, she has made a profit from his acting career and also she is a philanthropist.
However, being a popular actress, she is one of the celebrities who do not like to stay on the limelight. Therefore, she is not active on any social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Jan Smithers: Body Measurements
The 69-years-old actress has a slim body type with a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.73 meters. Her weight weighs to 55 kg. Other than that there is no information on her body measurements. She has a white-blonde hair color with blue eye color.