Susan Blakely

Susan Blakely


Susan Blakely was born on Sep 07, 1948 in Germany. Susan Blakely's big-screen debut came with Savages directed by James Ivory in 1972. Susan Blakely is known for Emily or Oscar directed by Chris M. Allport, Chris M. Allport stars as Sam Feldman and Rene Aranda as Lawyer Laura. Susan Blakely has got 13 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Susan Blakely achieved is Crown Point International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Susan Blakely plays is Emily or Oscar which will be released on Jun 18, 2022.

She continues to stand out in a crowd with her wholesome beauty, knock-out figure and dazzling smile. Ever-radiant TV and film resident Susan Blakely found success on several paths she chose for herself over the years -- first as a model, then as an award-winning actress, and as a jewelry designer. The trim and trendy blonde is best known for enhancing a mild stream of popular films during the 1970s and 1980s.Born on September 7, 1948, in Frankfurt, Germany, Susan is the daughter of U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Blakely. While growing up, she traveled extensively throughout the world with her family including Korea, Hawaii and, finally, Texas. Following a year of study at the University of Texas, Susan moved to New York and managed to secure a place for herself as a high-priced magazine and TV ad model for the Ford Modeling Agency.At the same time, Susan was encouraged to try her hand at acting and studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Married in 1969 to lawyer and screenwriting hopeful Todd Merer, they chanced a move to Hollywood to seek their fame and fortune.Billed initially as Susie Blakely, she was cast in small, capricious, deb-like turns in such films as Sauvages (1972) (her debut) and Nos plus belles années (1973). Her first popular movie role came about surrounded by a high-and-mighty all-star cast in Irwin Allen's epic disaster La tour infernale (1974), as the spoiled princess-like daughter of unscrupulous skyscraper builder William Holden and wife of callous, pretty-boy opportunist Richard Chamberlain. Lightweight as the role was, Susan willingly accepted the challenge of proving herself in Hollywood as more than just another starlet with a gorgeous face.She did .. .and became a prominent name in Hollywood to boot ... by earning a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for her exceptional work as "Julie Prescott" in the acclaimed TV mini-series epic Le riche et le pauvre (1976) with both Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte vying for her attention. It was star-making turns for all three leads.This monumental acting opportunity kicked off a highly rewarding career in TV mini-movies, playing an array of flawed but fascinating and newsworthy ladies, including Hitler mistress Eva Braun opposite Anthony Hopkins in Le bunker (1981); tormented actress Frances Farmer in Le rêve de Frances (1983); political wife Joan Bennett Kennedy in Le drame de Ted Kennedy junior (1986); and crime attorney Leslie Abramson in Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994). A few other interesting roles came in as well that belied Susan's glossy, pretty-girl image -- ranging from an amphetamine addict in the TV movie Un cri d'amour (1980) to a housewife who changes into a werewolf in the movie My Mom's a Werewolf (1989).Into the millennium, Susan accomplished a prime, award-winning turn in the low-profile film Hungry Hearts (2002). Other films have included co-star/featured roles in Les conquérants de l'Ouest (1937), Crash Point Zero (2001), Mating Dance (2008), The Genesis Code (2010), and Retour vers le passé (2016), as well as several gay-themed short films of director Marc Saltarelli -- To Comfort You (2009), Pride (2011) Remember to Breathe (2013) and Speak (2016).Having starred on stage in the 2006 world premiere of "Diva!" at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, Susan has guested on several popular TV programs including "Diagnosis Murder," "Baywatch," "Strong Medicine," "Cold Case," "Nip/Tuck," "Murder 101," "Two and a Half Men," "Brothers and Sisters," "NCIS" and "This Is Us."In recent years, Susan has broadened her horizons once again as a semi-precious jewelry designer...and once again she has met this challenge with great success. Divorced from her first husband in the 1970s, Susan remarried in 1982. Her present husband, media consultant, litigation and political adviser Steve Jaffe, has also reaped rewards as a film and television producer. Many of his projects have included Susan -- the afore-mentioned Frances Farmer TV biography, the TV-movie Un cri d'amour (1980), and the film Russian Holiday (1993) [aka Russian Roulette]. They reside in the Beverly Hills area.

  • Birthday

    Sep 07, 1948
  • Place of Birth

    Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
  • Also known

    Susie Blakely

Known For


13 wins & 4 nominations

Crown Point International Film Festival
Best Narrative
Winner - Best Narrative
Global Indie Film Fest
Best Rom-Com Film
Winner - Feature Film
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Movies & TV Shows

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