Susan Blakely

as Vivian Ashe in the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

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Was born at 7 September 1948 (now is 70 years old) in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

She stands out easily in a crowd with her wholesome beauty, knock-outfigure and dazzling smile. Ever-radiant TV and film resident SusanBlakely found success on several paths she chose for herself over theyears -- first as a model, then as an award-winning actress on TV and,finally, as a jewelry designer. The trim and trendy blonde alsoenhanced a mild stream of popular films during the 1970s and 1980s. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she is the daughter of U.

S. Army ColonelLawrence Blakely. While growing up, she traveled extensively throughoutthe world with her family including Korea, Hawaii and, finally, Texas. Following a year of study at the University of Texas, Susan moved toNew York and managed to secure a place for herself as a high-pricedmagazine and TV ad model. At the same time, she was encouraged to tryher hand at acting and studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

Marriedin 1969 to lawyer and screenwriting hopeful Todd Merer, she chanced amove to Hollywood to seek her fame and fortune. Billed initially as Susie Blakely, she was cast in small, capricious,deb-like turns in such films as Savages (1972) (her debut) and The Way We Were (1973) . Her first popular movie role came aboutsurrounded by a high-and-mighty all-star cast in'Irwin Allen (I)' 's epic disaster The Towering Inferno (1974) , as the spoiled princess-likedaughter of unscrupulous skyscraper builder 'William Holden (I)' and wife of callous, pretty-boy opportunist'Richard Chamberlain (I)' . Lightweight as the role was, Susanwillingly accepted the challenge of proving herself in Hollywood asmore than just another starlet with a gorgeous face. She did.

. . andmore. . .

by earning a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for herexceptional work as "Julie Prescott" in the acclaimed TV mini-seriesepic "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976) with 'Peter Strauss (I)' and 'Nick Nolte' vying for her attention. It was star-making turnsfor all three leads. This monumental acting opportunity kicked off a highly rewarding careerin TV mini-movies, playing an array of flawed but fascinating andnewsworthy ladies, including Hitler mistress 'Eva Braun (I)' opposite 'Anthony Hopkins (I)' in The Bunker (1981) (TV) ;tormented actress 'Frances Farmer' in Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983) (TV) ; political wife'Joan Kennedy (I)' in The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (1986) (TV) ; and crime attorney'Leslie Abramson' in Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994) (TV) . Challenging roles continued to pour in that belied her pretty-girlimage -- ranging from drug addicts to a housewife who changes into awerewolf!Less in the acting limelight these days, Susan nevertheless accomplishedan award-winning turn in the low-profile film Hungry Hearts (2002) , then starred on stage in the 2006 worldpremiere of "Diva!" at the La Jolla Playhouse.

In recent years, she hasbroadened her horizons once again as a semi-precious jewelrydesigner. . . and once again she has met with great success. Divorced fromher first husband in the 1970s, Susan remarried in 1982.

Her presenthusband, media consultant, litigation and political adviser'Steve Jaffe (I)' , has also reaped rewards as a film andtelevision producer. Many of his projects have included Susan -- theafore-mentioned 'Frances Farmer' TV biography, the TV-movie A Cry for Love (1980) (TV) , and the film Russian Holiday (1992) [aka Russian Roulette]. They reside inthe Beverly Hills area. .

There is some small facts about Susan Blakely:
  • Auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in Superman (1978) .
  • Spent a year at the University of Texas.
  • Grew up on Army bases in such far-flung places as Korea and Hawaii.
  • The daughter of a career soldier in the U.S. Army.
  • Studied acting at the Actors Studio.
  • Was a top fashion model who was represented by the prestigious Ford Agency.
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There is the list of movies, where Susan Blakely was taked part:
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1 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 2011 as Vivian Ashe
2 Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie movie Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie 1998 as Margaret Carlyle
3 Out of Sight, Out of Mind movie Out of Sight, Out of Mind 1990 as Alice Lundgren
4 Report to the Commissioner movie Report to the Commissioner 1975 as Patty Butler
5 Superman: Screen Tests movie Superman: Screen Tests 2001 as Lois Lane (1977)
6 The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1978 as Herself - Presenter
7 The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1981 as Herself - Presenter
8 The 47th Annual Academy Awards movie The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 as Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
9 The Concorde... Airport 79 movie The Concorde... Airport 79 1979 as Maggie Whelan
10 The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films movie The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films 2014 as Herself
11 The Oklahoma City Dolls movie The Oklahoma City Dolls 1981 as Sally Jo Purkey
12 The Perfect Neighbor movie The Perfect Neighbor 2005 as Jeannie Costigan
13 The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story movie The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story 1986 as Joan Kennedy
14 In the Heat of the Night movie In the Heat of the Night 1988 as Claudia Merrill
15 Murder, She Wrote movie Murder, She Wrote 1984 as Christina Hellinger
16 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Herself - Actress
17 A Cry for Love movie A Cry for Love 1980 as Polly Harris
18 A Mothers Testimony movie A Mothers Testimony 2001 as Donna Mulroney
19 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore movie Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore 1992 as Billie
20 And the Sea Will Tell movie And the Sea Will Tell 1991 as Gail Bugliosi
21 Annihilator movie Annihilator 1986 as Layla
22 April Morning movie April Morning 1988 as Sarah Cooper
23 Blackmail movie Blackmail 1991 as Lucinda
24 Blood & Orchids movie Blood & Orchids 1986 as Marie Farrell
25 Broken Angel movie Broken Angel 1988 as Catherine Coburn
26 Capone movie Capone 1975 as Iris Crawford
27 Chain of Command movie Chain of Command 2000 as Meg Danforth
28 Co-ed Call Girl movie Co-ed Call Girl 1996 as Teri Halbert
29 Color Me Perfect movie Color Me Perfect 1996 as Dr. Linda Ryan
30 Crash Point Zero movie Crash Point Zero 2001 as Barbara Esmond
31 Dads a Dog movie Dads a Dog 1989 as Melody McBride
32 Dead Reckoning movie Dead Reckoning 1990 as Alex Barnard
33 Displacement movie Displacement 2016 as Carol Sinclair
34 Dream a Little Dream movie Dream a Little Dream 1989 as Cherry Diamond
35 Dreamer movie Dreamer 1979 as Karen
36 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films movie Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 as Herself
37 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery movie Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery 1987 as Patricia Erdain
38 Grizzly Park movie Grizzly Park 2008 as Unhappy Camper
39 Hate Crime movie Hate Crime 2005 as Martha Boyd
40 Her Married Lover movie Her Married Lover 1999 as Laura Mannhart
There is the list of some printed articles of Blakely, Susan:
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), March 2000, Vol. 22, Iss. 84, pg. 95, by: staff, "Celebrity Skin Classic: Susan Blakely"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 72-73, by: staff, "Miniseries Milestones: Susan Blakley"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1986, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, pg. 74, by: staff, "Rich Man, Poor Man's Susan Blakely"
  • "CinĂ©-Revue" (Belgium), 29 March 1979, Vol. 59, Iss. 13, pg. 6 + 8, by: J. v. Cottom, "Jeunes aujourd'hui, vedettes demain?"
  • "CinĂ©-Revue" (Belgium), 29 March 1979, Vol. 59, Iss. 13, pg. 6, by: J. v. Cottom, "Jeunes aujourd'hui, vedettes demain?"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1975, Vol. 22, Iss. 12, pg. 184, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex Stars Of 1975"
  • "Oui" (USA), April 1974, Vol. 3, Iss. 4, pg. 44-49, "Taming the savage beast"
  • "Playboy" (USA), March 1972, Vol. 19, Iss. 3, pg. 141-147, "Savages"
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