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Jaclyn Smith
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Name
Jaclyn Smith
Role
Host/Judge
Season
One, Two

For more than three decades, Jaclyn Smith has held the public's interest as an award winning actress, a designer and role model. She loves her family, her home, gardening, Tchaikovsky, baseball, Gone with the Wind, her mother's cooking - and her dogs. A native of Houston, Texas, Jaclyn put on her first pair of dancing shoes at the age of three. She studied drama at Trinity University and was soon in productions of Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She left Texas to pursue her dream as a dancer in New York, was discovered by an agent and soon came into American homes as the Breck Girl - which led to contracts with Wella Balsam and Max Factor. While with Max Factor, she developed a new scent, Jaclyn Smith's California, which won best mass-produced fragrance the year in 1989 when it launched. Hollywood beckoned, and before long she was appearing in popular series such as McCloud, The Rookies and Switch. In 1976, Smith starred as Kelly Garrett on "Charlie's Angels" and was the only actor to continue with the series for its five-year network run. Following Charlie's Angels, Jaclyn earned a Golden Globe nomination for her critically acclaimed role in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Smith also starred in the mini-series Rage of Angels, George Washington, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, The Bourne Identity , Ordinary Miracles, Family Album, and Florence Nightingale, one of her favorite roles. Smith has compiled an impressive filmography of more than 50 films and TV appearances. In 1989, Smith was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also featured in the popular television series The District, Becker, and Hope and Faith. In 1985, Smith entered the business world with the introduction of her collection of women's apparel for Kmart stores. Since that time more than 100 million women have purchased clothing or accessories bearing her name. Industry authority Women's Wear Daily reported that the signature Jaclyn Smith line had the highest consumer awareness of any private label apparel brand in the country. Smith entered the home furnishings market in 2002, and her latest collection, Jaclyn Smith Home, features furniture, bedding, textiles, rugs, wall coverings, fine art reproductions and home accents at affordable prices, available through select dealers. At the spring 2008 Home Furnishings Show, she debuted her own showroom featuring her furniture and accessories displayed in coordinating vignettes. "I've been very fortunate," says the woman who has been named one of the "Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine on two separate occasions. "My work has always been very exciting and interesting, but to me, my family must come first." Husband, Bradley Allen, a pediatric cardiac surgeon, son, Gaston Anthony and daughter, Spencer Margaret, and her mother, Margaret Ellen, keep her centered and serve as her inspiration. "That's truly where my heart lies."