'North and South': This Is Lesley-Anne Down Today

August 8, 2019 - 11:23 / Clemens Fanger

The TV mini series North and South gained a massive following during the mid eighties. The series catapulted many of the main cast members to new heights of fame in the entertainment business, including Lesley-Anne Down. Decades have passed since North and South finished and so we were curious what the beautiful brunette is up to today...

The iconic mini-series North and South was filmed in the mid eighties and many of the main cast members became houshold names overnight. Patrick Swayze (†57) became an international star playing Orry Main, but Swayze was not the only one to receive all the glory. Lesley-Anne Down (64) was also able to make a name for herself due to North and South's success.

Lesley-Anne Down's life After North and South

Before her breakthrough role as Madeline Fabray, Down starred in a variety of movies such as Hanover Street and The Pink Panther. After North and South finished, Down remained a TV favorite and went on to play Stephanie Rogers in the series Dallas (1990). On top of that, Down scored the leading role in the popular soap The Bold and the Beautiful, playing Jacqueline Payne Marone from 2003 to 2012.

Down has no intention of retiring just yet, recently appearing in the films I am watching You and Of God and Kings. In 2017, she was cast om supporting roles in various films, including Gate of Darkness and Justice.

Lesley-Anne Down has not always had it easy when it comes to romance. After filing for divorce twice between 1980 and 1985, she married director and cameraman Don E. FauntLeRoy in 1985. Even at sixty-four, she has still not lost her sparkle!