Stephanie Beacham

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Stephanie Beacham (born 28 February 1947) is a British television, film and theatre actress. Making her film debut in 1971's The Nightcomers opposite Marlon Brando and becoming more well-known on British television in the BBC series Tenko (1981–84) and the ITV series Connie (1985), her worldwide breakthrough came as a result of playing the very bitchy and very rich Sable Colby in the ABC series The Colbys (1985–87) and in the final season of Dynasty (1988–89). In 1993 she later played Kristin Westphalen in the tv series SeaQuest DSV along side actor Roy Scheider and produced by Steven Spielberg

Early life

Beacham, one of four children, was born in Barnet, England, the daughter of Joan, a housewife, and a father who was an insurance executive and the managing director of the Grosvenor estate.

Shortly after birth, she was diagnosed as being completely deaf in her right ear, as her mother had contracted chickenpox during her pregnancy. She has about 75% of normal hearing capacity in her left ear. She attended a Catholic girls' school (although she was not raised Catholic) and later travelled to Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France to study mime with Étienne Decroux, before attending Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

Career

Her initial goal was to teach dance movement to deaf children, but she began a career in modelling, and was then cast for several parts in films. During an...
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