If there was a better description of talent, Jan Smithers would easily pass for it. Her talent as a former model and actress brought her fame and made her one among many people’s favorites. Throughout her career as an actress, Smithers credited herself with various roles in Love Story (1973), Where the Lilies Bloom (1974), and Trick or Treat (1975) amid many numerous films and TV series.
In the 1980s however, Smithers took a break from the face of entertainment and inasmuch as fans want to keep up with the Bailey Quarters star, she has been able to keep a better part of her life away from the media lens.
Who Is Jan Smithers and How Old Is She Now?
In California on July 3, 1949, an attorney and homemaker had one of their three daughters, Jan Smithers. Although she had her early life with two of her sisters, one of them died in a car accident.
As a young girl and before fame, Jan Smithers had her formal education in William Howard Taft Charter High School in California, before proceeding to the Chouinard Art Institution in Los Angeles which is currently known as California Institute of Arts.
As a teenager, Smithers found her pictures covering magazines and as a result, she drew attention to herself from different angles. The fame Jan Smithers got from featuring in magazines gave and the opening to take a step to become an actress as well as a model.
Jan Smithers at first never had the intentions of becoming a model but had to redirect her career choice after being approached by some men with cameras. She hit a deal with them and subsequently appeared in an episode of their article. From then henceforth, she became a potential topnotch star, thus she ventured into modeling properly.
Shortly into her career as a model, Jan Smithers decided to try her hands on acting appearing in a movie in 1973. From that moment, Jan knew she had a place in the movie industry and decided to devote her time, energy, as well as the talent to it. As an actress, Smithers featured in several TV series which include: Love Story (1973), Starsky and Hutch (1976), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982), The Love Boat (1982-1984), The Fall Guy (1982), Legmen (1985), Finder of Lost Loves (1984), Mike Hammer (1985), Cover Up (1985), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Comedy Factory (1985), and Hotel (1984-1986).
Further in her career as an actress, she added to her already existing fame with her roles in Where the Lilies Bloom (1974), When the North Wind Blows (1974), Trick or Treat (1975), Our Winning Season (1978), The Love Tapes (1980) and Mr. Nice Guy (1987).
Although she was famous and made a good income from her career, sources have it that the talented Jan Smithers quit being part of TV in 1997. However, other sources claim her last appearance was in 1987, Mr. Nice Guy. Nevertheless, it is certain that Jan has given up on her career as an actress.
What Is Her Net Worth?
From the obvious, Jan Smithers is not a lady who relented during her days in the entertainment industry. From being a model to transitioning into an actress, she was sleek in al her acts. Money-wise, she made a fortune for herself with an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Jan Smithers’ Love Life
Twice, Smithers gave marriage a chance but they both failed. In 1971, she got married to an actor, Kipp Whitman and a year after, they ended the marriage. Later in her life, she met another actor, James Brolin whom she dated for a good number of years before they opted for marriage in 1986. In 1987, the couple welcomed their daughter and named her Molly Elizabeth Brolin. However, like the first, the marriage ended in yet another divorce in 1995.
Other Interesting Facts About Jan
1. Aside from her being a former actress, Jan Smithers is currently known for her charity works which were inspired after she went to India and saw people living in abject poverty.
2. Smithers’ life is currently centered on meditation, healing, spirituality, as well as the environment. She trails and advocates the lessons attached to Yoga guru Swami Muktananda, Indian spiritual guru Amritanandamayi, as well as Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva.
3. Jan lived in Canada for a while but is currently living in California.
4. Smithers stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.